Health department stresses social distancing

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department is advising parents to enforce social distancing with their children.

“We are receiving reports that social gatherings and parties are still occurring particularly in our high school and college age kids,” County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart said.

He added: “Everyone has a responsibility to follow the measures that have been put in place in order to stop or reduce the transmission of this disease. Parents and guardians, please be the leaders and educate your children on the importance of staying home and social distancing, washing your hands, and getting information from reliable sources,” he said.

The health department continues to advise that staying home is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

As of 8 a.m. this morning, there were no new positive COVID-19 cases in Dubois County. The county has had one positve case.

The county heath department says their recommendations have not changed.

Stay home. Wash your hands. Social distance yourself from others. Clean and sanitize all “high touch” surfaces. Educate yourself by listening to reliable sources and authorities. Take care of your friends and neighbors by checking in on them via phone or emails.

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