County Public Health Report ~ 10/19

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

  • Jefferson County Case count increased to 81.
  • Masks are more important than previously thought.
  • Bracing for 3rd wave of the pandemic.
  • Testing technology has improved, new 15-minute tests are being added to the resources.
  • Clinical application is better – death rates have reduced.
  • Natural immunity is still unknown following recuperation, but seems likely to be less than 1 year.

Willie Bence discussed:

  • Concerns about Halloween and upcoming holidays, information to be released in weekly reports.

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing [email protected].