Public Health Stresses the Importance of Staying Healthy This Fall
Posted by Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 2:25pm
(September 11, 2020) Public Health has confirmed zero new positive cases from test results received September 9 –11, keeping the total case count at 89 with zero active cases.
With testing remaining robust, this has led to one full month without any new COVID cases within the county.
To maintain these stabilized trends, Public Health stresses the importance of staying healthy, especially given the recent winter weather, some County schools phasing back to in-person learning, and fall sports underway. If a child exhibits any symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, fatigue, or fever, they should stay home and make an appointment with a medical provider. Their physician will determine if there is an alternate diagnosis or if testing is recommended, and advise the family of next steps.
Due to potential strain on medical facilities and because flu symptoms are similar to the COVID virus, flu vaccines are strongly encouraged this fall for adults and children. Flu vaccines will be available through the regional medical centers, local pharmacy, and County Public Health within the next few weeks. Clinic dates will be announced shortly, and appointments can be made at that time.
“In addition to following the five commitments of containment, getting a flu vaccine is another way our community can do their part to keep one another healthy,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “This preventative measure can reduce the risk of contracting the flu and will potentially decrease the burden on our medical providers this winter.”
San Miguel County will continue posting caseload updates twice a week. The next update will be published on Tuesday, September 15.
Five Commitments of Containment:
- Wear a mask
- Maintain six-feet of physical distance
- Minimize group size
- Wash hands frequently
- Stay home when sick and get tested
For up to date coronavirus information visit: https://www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov/coronavirus
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