I want to make it clear I am also very concerned and the trend that we’re seeing is alarming.
that when we look at our local case counts we’ve more than tripled those in very recently.
We’ve been luckier than most for a very long time, but again, I think we’re seeing the drivers.
The second point I want to make is that we know that when we reach out to positive cases sometimes.
people have been doing things that they know we have not been advising, and I think there’s some.
I just want to emphasize that particularly as our case counts rise we don’t have the time to.
Let us know what really happened and we’ll work with you to try and contain.
What advice would you give people who think that testing negative on a single.
And so I think people need to take that into consideration when they’re dealing with friends.
So I think if people are.
testing a day before gathering, that’s great, you know you’re negative that day, it means nothing.
We’ve been planning essentially around the possibility of a full surge, meaning where we’re seeing a lot of impact on healthcare capacity and all that we’ve been.
testing availability and we’re asking the community of course to really follow the.
The best case scenarioWell, I think there are some really good lessons learnedDistancing: we know that closer is clearly more
You know there reallyIt’s a really good question, again, and we don’t know, we simply don’t know
You know, we don’t tend to see long-term impact of influenza per seWith COVID we really don’t know
We certainly know that there are people who are experiencing more long-term and chronic effects
of this, we know there can be cardiac effects of this, so again it’s a reason why even people who
are younger and healthier individuals we want to avoid infection because we don’t know howWell, the short answer is we don’t know yet
that intervals may be changed because of this going forward, but I don’t know yet.
you expect local case numbers to increase, remain consistent or decline over the coming two weeks?”
You know, we really don’t track the data that way, so I’m really not able
and working in close contact often, and we are seeing you know infections in that setting
You know, it’s more anecdotal from our standpoint as we look at sort of the histories on the cases
that we’re seeing a disproportionate impact in those communities
Why do you think there may be more cases tied to one than the other?”I think that for the voting — for instance, on Election Day — what we know about significant
which are typically — we’re seeing at least now — indoors, often unmasked and not distanced.
accessibility to testing would impact our case count, amount of virus circulating
Is anything being done to increase testing and make sure those community
Testing is an underpinning of response in this and so we’ve been
ever done, and there are days I believe where we’re testing as many as 250, 260 samples
When you consider that when the pandemic started the lab was doing 30 samples — actually at the very beginning there wasn’t local testing available, we had to send it
And then, again, we’re really working on our regional lab asset as well, that we’ve referenced
state, another county, we may test them here, they may become part of a case investigation while
they’re here, but that case is reported in their county of residence
that we are following cases here that are really not reported out as local cases, so they don’t
count in our tally for Humboldt County cases
asks, “Given that the state assigns cases in this way, is the county obliged for its own purposes
to keep a separate ledger of cases acquired here or cases that the local medical system is handling
We do keep a log of cases and we either put them in our case count or don’t
do have that data, we do follow those cases, but you know, again, we do not count them in our daily
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