Happy New Year Johns Creek.
I would like to thank those of you who adhered to safe and healthy practices this past holiday season. Please continue to do your part and take the critical efforts and actions to stop the spread of this infectious and dangerous virus.
While we won’t know the effects or impact which unrestrained holiday gatherings and travel will have on our Johns Creek community until several weeks, we do know that in the two week period ending December 22, Johns Creek saw a 31% increase in new COVID-19 cases.
Let’s work to keep our families and loved ones safe. This past year has been difficult to heartbreaking for many of us. An increasing number of our friends and family members know someone within their circle of acquaintances who are sick. We can and must do better. We are now in the first week of 2021 and my hope is that everyone continues to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) apart.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Get a flu shot as soon as possible.
Remember, the more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.
Infection rates in our city have been climbing I urge you to follow guidelines and information from trusted sources to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, but please know the experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have assembled a list of important things you all need to know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program. For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html
I am saddened to report that over the past two weeks (reporting weeks of 12/9 to 12/22) there were more than 6,713 new cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County. In that same period, there were 520 new cases in the City of Johns Creek, which represents a 31.3 % increase in new diagnoses.
The latest report shows new diagnoses in Johns Creek over the past 14-day reporting period trail only those of Atlanta (2,692) Sandy Springs (788), and Roswell (588). No city wishes to lead the county in new cases but we all have to continue to be vigilant and do the appropriate things to decrease the spread of the virus.