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The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic international occasion we’re all feeling to a point in our group.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a historic international occasion we’re all feeling to a point in our group. Whereas we haven’t skilled the overwhelming surge in medical wants, sickness, and demise, 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 financial system. Companies have needed to shut, individuals have misplaced their jobs, college students are now not gathering for the college day, and oldsters have turn out to be lecturers at residence. 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 every single place. We’ve got entry to steady data on the subject and far of it’s altering each day, even by the trusted sources, as we discover extra out concerning the virus. A number of the data 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.
Via 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 probably the most want have entry to meals and emergency assist. I’ve seen native enterprise homeowners and colleges step as much as assist to offer help or make selfmade masks.
In my own residence, we’re a current kidney transplant household; we’re going to some extremes to remain secure. A silver lining to all of that is witnessing how a group comes collectively in instances of want. Because the county’s director of public well being, I need to thanks, our group, for all of the sacrifices you’ve made to guard our group.
Public well being specialists throughout the nation are seeing that social distancing helps to minimize 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 demise of a liked one, together with one right here in Brown County. The efforts being made throughout Minnesota have possible 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 residence order will likely 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 required tools to maintain our first responders and healthcare professionals secure. It additionally permits our glorious healthcare services to work on growing attainable therapy, improved testing capability, and ultimately a vaccine. By limiting transmission, our medical system has been capable of present the most effective care attainable to these affected by extreme infections.
The work that all the frontline healthcare staff, and all the different important staff, are doing is past exceptional. There are such a lot of important service companies and staff which were going to work, or working from residence, so we will all have what we want. It’s actually a cooperative effort and we have to attempt to maintain these staff secure from sickness so we don’t have an interruption in service.
Nevertheless, everyone knows this isn’t straightforward. Companies have to re-open, individuals naturally want social interplay, and I will likely be joyful to rejoin my public well being group within the workplace and hug my grandchildren. The work we’re doing to keep away from others is tough, however additionally it is actually saving lives in our group.
There will likely be a time to start out getting again to work and faculty, however we aren’t there fairly but. As we transfer in 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 do not forget that the order comes with tips 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 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 way of a digital contact first, earlier than presenting to the clinic or emergency room with signs.
In case you are having issue along with your psychological wellbeing from the stress of COVID-19, I encourage you to achieve out and ask for assist. You’ll find assets for that on our Brown County web site or name our important providers hotline for the assets at 507-233-6808, Monday by way of Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or depart a message.
I need 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 group norms. If we do that as a group, we will maintain making selections about how you can navigate by way of this collectively, as an alternative of the virus making the selections for us.
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