STAY VIGILANT AGAINST COVID-19 THIS LABOR DAY

September 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tiffany DeBoer, Public Information Officer
Office: 256-435-0540; Cell: 256-913-7004; Email: tdeboer@calhounema.org
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STAY VIGILANT AGAINST COVID-19 THIS LABOR DAY

Calhoun County, AL – We encourage the community to continue to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19, especially, this weekend as many will celebrate Labor Day. The county has recently began to see a decrease in the number of weekly cases, but it is important for the community to understand COVID-19 has not gone away and need to continue to do their part to reduce community spread. Experts, within the Calhoun County Unified Command, have explained that COVID-19 is often spread in social settings, so we must be mindful of this as we celebrate Labor Day this weekend.

In order to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19, the community must continue to practice the recommended preventative measures. An easy way to remember these practices is: “The Three W’s”
1. Wear your mask
2. Watch your distance
3. Wash your hands

Wear your mask – While it is not comfortable to wear a mask outside during summer, masks are especially important when physical distancing is hard. To help combat that heat, wear a mask that is 100% cotton and a lighter color. Also, bring an extra mask to switch out in case one becomes damp.

Watch your distance – If you are feeling sick stay home. Remember to always remain 6ft away from others to reduce any transmission of COVID-19. Avoid crowded swim areas, beaches, and playgrounds where you cannot stay 6ft away from others.

Wash your hands – Always practice good hand hygiene. If you are going to a local pool or traveling to the beach remember to pack hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and/or disinfectant wipes.

Director Michael Barton states, “In social settings, such as the Labor Day holiday, we may tend to let our guard down when around our family and friends. Regardless of the place and people, during this time, we must remain vigilant in practicing proven COVID-19 precautions. Through this diligent resolve of putting our individual pandemic plan into action, each person can do their part to protect themselves and those around them from contracting this infectious disease.”

The Center for Disease control has put out detailed guidance on traveling and visiting pools and beaches.
For the latest updates please visit www.calhounema.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To receive text alerts for COVID-19 text CALCOVID to 888-777.

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