Clinton County Health Department Update 5-12

Clinton County Health Department Update 5-12

Good afternoon all:

Here is the weekly COVID-19 update... Clinton County currently has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 3 cases are active. 

We continue to maintain our current Health Order which aligns with the Statewide Health Order both are set to expire on May 31st. The orders include social distancing guidance, as well as indoor capacity reductions for businesses. They also require appropriate protections for employees and customers when social distancing isn't possible due to the nature of the work.

I want to pause and hopefully share a little insight on our strategy as we move forward. 

Our strategy going forward to prevent widespread outbreaks of this illness, and control localized outbreaks to prevent exponential growth, as well as protecting those at highest risk of poor outcomes. This illness won't be going away, and will continue to be an intrusive part of our lives for a significant amount of time to come. 

The largest component of preventing the spread of this illness has nothing to do with government intervention.

It is a matter of personal fortitude and responsibility. It is maintaining social distancing in public. It is covering your nose and mouth to reduce the number or aerosolized respiratory droplets emitted when in proximity to others. It is staying home when you are sick. It is considering that your actions have the potential to impact people around us, and having the wherewithal and determination to reduce the risk we present to those around us, and ultimately, to those of us who at are highest risk of having a poor outcome if we are contract this illness. 

I believe that we have that fortitude. 

Blair Shock
Administrator
Clinton County Health Department

 

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