Your Health and Covid-19:

Covid-19 is on the rise in Allegan County this fall. Since Sept. 30th, the daily cases have doubled. The CDC recommends that you do the following to protect yourself and your family.

1) Wear a face mask when in public places
or when near persons not part of your
household.

(2) Wash your hands frequently for at least
20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with
at least 60% alcohol when hand washing
facilities are not available.

(3) Social distance from others at least six
feet.

When going out in public, risk can be increased by the distance interacting with others, and the time spent interacting with others. Interacting indoors in crowded spaces near others increases your chances of contracting Covid-19. Extended amounts of time indoors interacting with others can increase your chances of getting Covid-19. Interacting outside with social distancing decreases your risk.

If you have older family members be considerate of their health, wear a mask and social distance. If you are sick or have been exposed to others with Covid-19 please refrain from visiting others, and especially those that have other underlying health conditions.

Daily choices throughout your day can have an impact of on the risk of contracting the Covid-19 Virus. The choice to wear a mask, wash or sanitize your hands, or where you plan to go out into public have an impact on risk. Having a regard for others and their safety as well as your own should be your daily strategy as you perform your daily activities.

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