As local and statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase, San Juan Basin Public Health urges all community members to take stringent public health precautions to prevent overloading the local health care system and to control further spread of the virus.
Community members are asked to act now to avoid challenging peaks in infections and hospital demand over the next three months. The window to improve transmission control is over the next several weeks. The community is at a critical moment.
These public health precautions are recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the Halloween and holiday seasons:
Stay at home as much as possible, including working remotelyPractice physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from another person).Wear face coverings when in public, (mask order still in effect in indoor public spaces).Practice good hygiene (washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, etc.).Sign up for exposure notification on a phone at www.addyourphone.com.Get tested if symptoms are experienced or exposure is believed to have occurred through a known contact or community interaction.Limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people, from no more than two households (current state order).