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Posted on October 27, 2020 at 1:09 PM by Nicole Valentine
Tag(s): Public Health Order, Public Health
Posted on October 24, 2020 at 11:21 AM by Nicole Valentine
In the October 23, 2020 amended public health order (in effect on Saturday, October 24, 2020), Summit Public Health used a “scalpel”, rather than a “sledgehammer”, to enact specific, targeted, and strategic measures in order to best address the behaviors, which have been shown to increase the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Summit Public Health is doing this now so the State is not forced to impose more restrictive measures to address rising cases. We have been given an opportunity to change course, and this spring we showed that we could do it.
Below is a breakdown of the why’s, what’s, and how’s of these amended public health orders with lots of helpful links.
Posted on October 14, 2020 at 9:59 AM by Nicole Valentine
Celebrating Halloween is a cherished fall tradition for many people. The individual risk from some Halloween activities, like trick-or-treating door-to-door, may seem lower, because people are outdoors and interactions may be short. But, when lots of people participate in lower-risk activities at the same time, it raises the potential for disease spread across the state.
It’s important to follow best practices to help prevent the virus from spreading. Wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth, wash your hands frequently, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside your household. Avoid crowds. Be mindful that using alcohol and drugs can cloud judgement and increase riskier behaviors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are ways to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the virus while having fun on Halloween.
Tag(s): wildfire smoke, wildfire, pandemic, covid, air quality