For Immediate Release
December 18, 2020
The active case count for positive COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. today is 35; total cases to date is 234.
COVID-19 is definitely in our community, and with the heart of the Christmas season upon us, here are some things you can do to slow the spread of this virus:
- Consider if you should attend gatherings. Ideally, we should only gather with people within our household.
- If you feel you must socialize with people who do not live with you, limit your indoor gatherings to 10 people or less, outdoor gatherings to 50 or less.
- Wear a mask.
- When time to eat or drink, socially distance by 6 feet or more before removing your mask.
- Have one person serve all the food, to limit the number of guests touching the service utensils, or use disposable utensils and dishes.
- Sit together with the people within your household.
- Limit physical contact, like hugs and handshakes.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently (door handles, sinks, bathroom surfaces).
Respect your loved ones, neighbors, and friends. This has been a difficult year and though we are eager to be with others and live a “normal” life once again, please be mindful and consider the above strategies.
As always, the Hyde County Health Department remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education. We can be reached at 926-4399 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For 24/7 on-call services, dial 1-866-462-3821, the Coronavirus Hotline.
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Practice the 3 Ws - Wear, Wait, Wash!!!