I want you all to hear from me because yes, there is a sudden surge of activity within our area and surrounding areas. We have tested many this week and have a lot of exposures to positive cases. I will update you all tomorrow on numbers and what is going on but I need to sit down and gather the information in order to push it out to all of you. I am attaching guidance and I really need you all to help me push this out as much as possible. This is important because there is so much inaccurate guidance and information being spread throught out our communities and social media. We need to be louder than the fake news. I can not stress this enough!!!!!
Please understand that the guidance we put out was working and will work if followed correctly. I do not tell you things you want to hear or things just for the sake of putting something out there. I have much better things to do with my time. We have got to make sure we are doing all that we can to keep everyone safe and healthy in our community. The news is reporting a surge in ventilator usage again in Georgia hospitals. This means we are seeing SYMPTOMATIC patients again and they are turning into critical cases once again. So, please print this out, share it, or do whatever you can to help us educated and prevent the spread of this virus. Diligence is key!!!
We are testing anyone and everyone who wants to be tested everyday and all day. We are just not outside waiting on people anymore. We come outside when people call and let us know they are outside to be tested.
Cyndi Mercer, RN, PHN
County Nurse Manager
Dooly County Health Department
204 West Union Street
Vienna, Ga. 31092