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    Public Health seeks partnership in reducing COVID-19 spread

    Trinity Muscatine Public Healthhttps://www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/muscatine-public-health.aspx
    Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides health education, wellness, and outreach activities for individuals and groups within Muscatine County and the surrounding area. Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) is contracted by Muscatine County to provide essential public health services for the residents of Muscatine County, working in coordination with the Muscatine County Board of Health. We also have a number of grants to provide additional health-related services to residents in Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine Counties.

    Muscatine Living

    MUSCATINE, Iowa– The Muscatine County Public Health Department reminds residents that COVID-19 remains a predominant disease circulating and spreads easily from person-to-person. “We are still in a public health pandemic and need each of our county resident’s partnership to keep COVID-19 out of our communities,” stated Christy Roby Williams, Muscatine County Public Health director. “I recognize getting back to our familiar activities is good for our mind, body, and economy. With that being said, we must continue to use the known precautions that offer self-protection and reduction of spread to others.”

    Precautionary measures known to work in prevention of infectious diseases:

    • Personal protective measures (e.g., 20 second handwashing, hand sanitizer, cough etiquette, and wearing face coverings) that persons can use at home or while in community settings.
    • Physical distancing (e.g., maintaining six feet or more of physical distance between persons in community and work settings, keeping gatherings to fewer than 10 people if possible while social distancing, staying home, especially if you are ill).
    • Environmental surface cleaning at home and in community settings, such as childcare or workplaces.

    “We recognize that our number of positive cases have declined and leveled out over the past two weeks. This is great for our county. I also want to acknowledge that southern states are already experiencing surges of positive COVID-19 cases as communities become more interactive,” said Roby Williams. “We know this virus is not gone and we are not immune to it. Our county has experienced a high impact with many lives lost. Please help us get through this next phase of reopening by proceeding with caution in all that you do. Now is not the time to let our guards down.”

    For current data and resources on COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.iowa.gov and for local updates, please visit us on Facebook @Trinity Muscatine Public Health. For access to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html. If businesses have questions about the requirements of the recent proclamations, please contact the Governor’s free legal information hotline regarding COVID-19 at 800-332-0419.


    La salud pública del condado de Muscatine busca su continuación
    Asociación para reducir la propagación de COVID-19

    El Departamento de Salud Pública del condado de Muscatine recuerda a los residentes que COVID-19 sigue siendo una enfermedad predominante que circula y se está propagando fácilmente de persona a persona. “Todavía estamos en una pandemia de salud pública y necesitamos la asociación de cada residente de nuestro condado para mantener COVID-19 fuera de nuestras comunidades”, declara Christy Roby Williams, directora de salud pública del condado de Muscatine. “Reconozco que volver a nuestras actividades familiares es bueno para nuestra mente, cuerpo y economía. Dicho esto, debemos seguir utilizando las precauciones conocidas que ofrecen autoprotección y reducción de la propagación a los demás.”

    Se sabe que las medidas de precaución funcionan:

    • Medidas de protección personal (p. Ej., Lavado de manos de 20 segundos, desinfectante de manos, etiqueta para la tos y uso de cobertores faciales) que las personas pueden usar en el hogar o en entornos comunitarios.
    • Distanciamiento físico (por ejemplo, mantener una distancia física de 6 pies o más entre la personas en la comunidad y los entornos laborales, quedarse en casa si es posible, especialmente si está enfermo).
    • Limpieza ambiental de superficies en el hogar y en entornos comunitarios, como guarderías o lugares de trabajo.

    “Reconocemos que nuestro número de casos positivos ha disminuido y nivelado en las últimas dos semanas. Esto es genial para nuestro condado. También quiero reconocer que los estados del sur ya están experimentando oleadas de casos positivos de COVID-19 a medida que las comunidades se vuelven más interactivas,” dijo Roby Williams. “Sabemos que este virus no se ha ido y no somos inmunes a él”. Nuestro condado ha experimentado un alto impacto con muchas vidas perdidas. Ayúdenos a superar esta próxima fase de reapertura procediendo con precaución en todo lo que haga. Ahora no es el momento de decepcionar a nuestros guardias.”

    Para obtener datos y recursos actuales sobre COVID-19, visite www.coronavirus.iowa.gov y para actualizaciones locales, visítenos en Facebook @Trinity Muscatine Public Health. Para acceder a la orientación de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, visite https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html. Si las empresas tienen preguntas sobre los requisitos de las recientes proclamaciones, comuníquese con la línea directa gratuita de información legal del Gobernador sobre COVID-19 al 800-332-0419.

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