Thurston County Letter to the Community: COVID-19

first_imgFacebook279Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyDear Thurston County Residents,We are living in uncertain and unprecedented times. The stakes are high—and the call to action has never been more important. As of April 3, we have 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our county with zero deaths. We anticipate more cases and understand that tragedy will not pass us by.Each of us can do our part to protect the lives of our friends and neighbors. All of Thurston County stands united and committed to protecting our community. Leaders across Thurston County are working together to address the needs of our community. Our response is collaborative and coordinated across jurisdictions. We have confidence in our public health and health care professionals, and are grateful for the dedication they show every day. We know that we are stronger together and are working hard to provide you with every opportunity to protect yourself, your family, and our community.We ask that you continue to take social distancing guidance seriously. Now is not the time to waver. We must remain committed to protecting each other and to keeping our health care system strong and available for those in need. Please:Stay home, unless you have essential needsDo not have social gatherings in your homeIf you must go out, remain 6 feet away from othersDo not allow your children or teenagers to meet up with friends or play in groupsIf you are sick, isolate yourselfIf you are in medical distress, call 911, but if you want a medical opinion regarding being tested for COVID-19, contact your health care provider or the Providence St. Peters hotline: 360-486-6800WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water often and wellCover coughs and sneezesTry not to touch your faceClean frequently touched surfaces often (doorknobs, phone surfaces, keyboards, counters)Social separation doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors by phone, email, or through other technologies.Take care of yourself.  Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and go for a walk or exercise at home.We have resources for you now:Mental HealthFrequently Asked QuestionsGuidance and ResourcesWe know this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone. This disease is impacting every aspect of our lives and there are still many uncertainties. Know that we are working for you. We will do everything we can to provide you with answers and resources as they become available. We need one another, now more than ever. If we are going to defeat this virus, we must remain vigilant and committed to slowing this disease, together. County Commissioner, Gary EdwardsMayor Pete Kmet, City of Tumwater Mayor JW Foster, City of Yelm County Commission Chair, John HutchingsMayor Andy Ryder, City of Lacey County Commission Vice- Chair, Tye MenserMayor Cheryl Selby, City of Olympialast_img

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