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Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on February 19, 2021 at 12:29 PM by Nicole Valentine
Summit County encourages the community to enjoy winter break, celebrate this time with family, and protect your loved ones by following these tips:
Tag(s): School Break, COVID
Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on February 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Nicole Valentine
Tag(s): public health, mask, covid
Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on October 14, 2020 at 9:59 AM by Nicole Valentine
Celebrating Halloween is a cherished fall tradition for many people. The individual risk from some Halloween activities, like trick-or-treating door-to-door, may seem lower, because people are outdoors and interactions may be short. But, when lots of people participate in lower-risk activities at the same time, it raises the potential for disease spread across the state.
It’s important to follow best practices to help prevent the virus from spreading. Wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth, wash your hands frequently, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside your household. Avoid crowds. Be mindful that using alcohol and drugs can cloud judgement and increase riskier behaviors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are ways to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the virus while having fun on Halloween.
Tag(s): wildfire smoke, wildfire, pandemic, covid, air quality