County Public Health Report ~ 10/12

At today’s Public Health Briefings for the Jefferson County Commissioners, Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke discussed:

  • Jefferson County’s case count remains admirably low, with 2 new cases added over the weekend for total of 79.
  • Governor’s Safe Start program: even though Jefferson County is in Phase 2, a number of previously limited to Phase 3 activities are now permitted during the current phase, e.g., use of libraries, movie theaters, and weddings.
  • Procedures for quarantine, following exposure
  • Use of “Humanity Face Shields”
  • Procedures for local school students, designed to keep schools open while assuring kids safe.
  • Concerns for opening the pools

Willie Bence discussed:

  • Activation for this emergency continues
  • DEM website has updates weekly, on any developments
  • WA DOH has provided PPE for the school districts

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing