County Public Health Report ~ 11/02

At today’s Public Health Briefings for the Jefferson County Commissioners, Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke discussed:
• Schools open safely trade-off for low community spread.
• Rapid tests are more prevalent; these are most accurate when the viral load is greater.
• The divisive national conversation is making the situation worse; meanwhile we are in a good situation here in Jefferson County.
• Most all of the activities allowed under the current Safe Start Phase 2 restrictions are not 100% safe. Yet, it makes no sense to close down when there are activities in which no cases have been experienced.

Willie Bence’s briefing stated that DEM plans are in place for messaging over the winter, to sustain us through the expected surge in cases while continuing with limitations to lifestyle.