Holiday Warnings Issued by Public Health


Coos Health and Wellness officials say the recent increase in the number of presumptive and positive cases of COVID-19 in Coos County has them concerned. They cautioned members of the public to step up distancing practices including avoiding non-essential travel and gathering in large groups. Spokeswoman, Cynthia Edwards says the 4th of July holiday is a natural time for families and friends to travel and to gather. That creates an opportunity for cross-contamination. The most recent cases of COVID-19 were the direct result of taking a risk and traveling to other areas in and out of the state. The health warning came just hours before the Governor’s office implemented a statewide mandate to wear masks in public starting July 1st.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020 and is filed under Local News.