TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 UPDATE

Currently, we have no known active cases of COVID-19 of Tucker County residents.  The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) and Tucker County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) continue to work with all county partners for a coordinated response to this pandemic.   Our clinics are testing at a very high rate (more than any other county in the state by population).  As a county, we have been doing very well in the fight against this virus.   We know at times, it seems like this thing will never end, BUT IT WILL.  Dr. Fauci had a great comment about that this week, “It will end. We will get out of this and we will return to normal. Don’t give up. Don’t despair. Don’t throw caution to the wind. We can end this.”  That is great advice. “Tucker County, Don’t give up. Don’t despair. Don’t throw caution to the wind.”  We need continue to take precautions we have been, like the ones below.

 

If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.

  • Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
  • If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.

Wear face coverings.  Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places.  The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.  (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov

Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:

-Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

-Avoid touching your face.

-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

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