Positive Cases: 119
Positive Cases: 24,865
The Georgia Department of Public Health has revamped their site with number of tests done (updated twice weekly) and added some more information on trends for the state of Georgia. Please visit the site and look under Daily Status Report if you’d like to see this information. This information is especially important as we begin to see more businesses open up. This will help you to see where we stand as far as flattening the curve and the infection rate. I will stand by all my previous recommendations and ask that you still remain vigilant in the guidance put out by public health and the CDC. I don’t think we are anywhere near ready to loosen up on the guidelines and I do believe it is important to adhere to all recommendations. Just because some of the restrictions will be lifting soon doesn’t mean that the virus is gone and doesn’t mean that high risk populations are safe from the devastating results we have already seen. I ask you to remain cautious and protect those you love and those you may come in contact with. You may show no symptoms but you are still capable of transmitting the virus to someone who will have more serious complications. That is why it is important that you stay home if you are sick or if you know you have been in contact with someone who tested positive with COVID19. 14 days isn’t long when it comes to someone else’s life. It’s not worth the risk.
We are seeing a lag in our result timing. We can only guess that this is due to the number of test being done now. The governor and our public health commissioner, Dr. Toomey have pushed for more wide spread testing capabilities and we are seeing that happening. The testing criteria has also changed and allowed us to test more people.
The Dooly County Health Department is testing daily. We do require you to call the office prior to coming so that you can be screened and get a specific testing time. This is very important. If there is a chance for bad weather we will cancel the testing but we will reschedule you. We have a plan in place that keeps our staff and clients safe.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
Have a great night, stay safe, and God Bless,
Cyndi Mercer, RN
County Nurse Manager
Dooly County Health Department
204 West Union Street
Vienna, Ga. 31092