On the cusp of Labor Day weekend, Douglas County Health Department is wishing all county residents a safe and healthy holiday. One of the easiest ways to have that is by avoiding large, crowded public venues, where the chance of incidental exposure to Covid-19 rises exponentially.
While you may be following best practices, not everyone around you is doing the same.
Case in point … at least two county residents who were in attendance at public events in Tuscola over the weekend recently received positive test results. One now Covid-positive person who had been advised to quarantine was in attendance as well. Contact tracers are currently working on notifications related to those cases.
As you enjoy this holiday, please keep in mind the basic steps to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in Douglas County. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds throughout the day, watch to keep a distance of six feet between yourself and others, and wear a face mask/covering. Perhaps most importantly, if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or running a fever, stay home so as not to accidentally infect others. It’s a labor of love your fellow Douglas County residents will surely appreciate.
More information on Covid-19 as it relates to Douglas County can be found on the Douglas County Health Department Facebook page. You can also access Covid-19 data for Illinois by county/zip code at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics.