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The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic world occasion we’re all feeling to some extent in our neighborhood.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic world occasion we’re all feeling to some extent in our neighborhood. Whereas we haven’t skilled the overwhelming surge in medical wants, sickness, and loss of life, like New York or Italy, we’re experiencing the sickness and have misplaced lives right here in Minnesota. We’re feeling a big affect in our workplaces, households, and the native economic system. Companies have needed to shut, individuals have misplaced their jobs, college students are now not gathering for the varsity day, and fogeys have change into lecturers at house. Weddings, funerals, birthday events, live shows, proms, graduations, fundraisers and lots of different occasions have been canceled. We’ve got been requested to STAY HOME except we’re a essential infrastructure worker or a healthcare employee. Our lives have been turned the other way up!
Details about COVID-19 is coming from in all places. We’ve got entry to steady info on the subject and far of it’s altering day by day, even by the trusted sources, as we discover extra out concerning the virus. A number of the info just isn’t correct and there are a number of opinions and projections from quite a few sources.
All of that is extraordinarily overwhelming and really tough for a lot of, if not everybody.
By all of this, I see day by day how sturdy and resilient individuals are in the neighborhood of Brown County. I see individuals following arrows in grocery shops. I’ve watched organizations come collectively to make sure these with essentially the most want have entry to meals and emergency assist. I’ve seen native enterprise house owners and colleges step as much as assist to supply help or make do-it-yourself masks.
In my own residence, we’re a latest kidney transplant household; we’re going to some extremes to remain secure. A silver lining to all of that is witnessing how a neighborhood comes collectively in occasions of want. Because the county’s director of public well being, I wish to thanks, our neighborhood, for all of the sacrifices you’ve made to guard our neighborhood.
Public well being consultants throughout the nation are seeing that social distancing helps to reduce the horrible burden our nation is experiencing proper now. Even with the efforts we’ve all made, Minnesota has many households already impacted with the loss of life of a cherished one, together with one right here in Brown County. The efforts being made throughout Minnesota have seemingly prevented many extra deaths already. That is obvious in the best way we have now been capable of flatten the curve. Minnesota has the bottom COVID-19 lab confirmed circumstances per capita in our area.
Gov. Tim Walz introduced that Minnesota’s keep at house order can be in impact till Could four and the peace time emergency till Could 13. If we don’t give the virus anybody to leap to, it dies when every contaminated individual fights off the virus.
Every day we don’t see accelerating transmission domestically, is one other day our native hospitals and clinics have to arrange hospital beds and accumulate the mandatory tools to maintain our first responders and healthcare professionals secure. It additionally permits our glorious healthcare services to work on growing potential therapy, improved testing capability, and finally a vaccine. By limiting transmission, our medical system has been capable of present the most effective care potential to these affected by extreme infections.
The work that all the frontline healthcare staff, and all the different important staff, are doing is past outstanding. There are such a lot of important service companies and staff which have been going to work, or working from house, so we are able to all have what we’d like. It’s actually a cooperative effort and we have to attempt to hold these staff secure from sickness so we shouldn’t have an interruption in service.
Nevertheless, everyone knows this isn’t straightforward. Companies must re-open, individuals naturally want social interplay, and I can be glad to rejoin my public well being staff within the workplace and hug my grandchildren. The work we’re doing to avoid others is tough, however additionally it is actually saving lives in our neighborhood.
There can be a time to begin getting again to work and college, however we aren’t there fairly but. As we transfer in the direction of re opening sure issues and getting individuals again to work, I urge everybody to observe the steerage. With outside recreation opening up per the governor’s order, we have to keep in mind that the order comes with pointers for social distancing of six toes, which continues to be essential. Carrying masks when out in public, the place social distancing is tough, will assist to scale back transmission of the virus, particularly if somebody that has the virus just isn’t symptomatic but.
And naturally STAY HOME if you’re sick. Have another person offer you important service objects by leaving them on the doorstep. In case you are sick with signs of COVID-19 and you’re feeling you want medical care, please entry your healthcare supplier by cellphone, or by means of a digital contact first, earlier than presenting to the clinic or emergency room with signs.
In case you are having problem along with your psychological wellbeing from the stress of COVID-19, I encourage you to achieve out and ask for assist. You could find sources for that on our Brown County web site or name our important companies hotline for the sources at 507-233-6808, Monday by means of Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or go away a message.
I wish to encourage all of us to remain vigilant for a couple of extra weeks, because the state management on this response start to slowly restore our neighborhood norms. If we do that as a neighborhood, we are able to hold making selections about how you can navigate by means of this collectively, as an alternative of the virus making the choices for us.
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