Well being Officers Urge Cautious Planning For Thanksgiving


The Berrien County Well being Division says there’s no finish in sight for the elevated degree of COVID-19 circumstances now we have been seeing over the previous month. Talking Thursday, Berrien County Well being Officer Nicki Britten stated looking forward to Thanksgiving, everybody wants to consider how they’re going to be protected. She famous the current leap in COVID has been largely attributable to individuals gathering, usually members of the family.

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“As soon as anyone in a family is constructive, there’s a very, very excessive chance that their family contacts may even grow to be contaminated,” Britten stated.

Britten stated individuals want to consider retaining their Thanksgiving to smaller teams, and different measures needs to be taken.

“When with household indoors, it feels actually awkward, I perceive, however perhaps proceed to put on your masks in anyone else’s home.”

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Britten stated well being officers don’t wish to see a glut of COVID circumstances pop up two weeks after Thanksgiving. Berrien County is seeing a mean of 50 or extra new circumstances of coronavirus per day. Britten stated Spectrum Well being Lakeland is maintaining, however the variety of sufferers in older age teams has gone up lately, creating better concern.

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