April 30,2020

Good Afternoon,

I will send you all to the link https://dph.georgia.gov/  for the totals and all statistical data for Dooly and Georgia. They have changed the way they are reporting so please take the time to go look.
Recovery. Many of you have asked about recovery and I do have good news to report. The nursing home has reported that they are seeing a good bit of recovery within the residents there. That is great news for me and I know it is great news for you as well. We are still seeing more negatives than positives within our own testing. Testing has increased across Georgia. Our numbers will continue to rise due to increased testing. Many of those tested have little to no symptoms. There are some instances that we do test asymptomatic people (those without symptoms). People who are asymptomatic can still spread the virus so that is why it is so important that we continue to follow the guidelines we have been pushing. Wearing a mask may seem silly to some but it is helpful in stopping the spread. It is for the safety of others as well as yourself if those you are around are wearing one also. Make sure you are washing the mask after each use if they are cloth.  If you are sick stay home. Please don’t take the chance of giving this to someone who may have severe effects.
Hope you all 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

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