Sweetwater County Board of Health Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge

Sweetwater County Board of Health Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County District Board of Health has issued a letter to the residents of Sweetwater County expressing the concern the board members have regarding the surge in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases.

Additionally, the board members state their support for COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone ages 12 and older, mask use indoors, social distancing, hand washing and staying home when sick.

The letter is as follows:

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Dear fellow residents of Sweetwater County,

Sweetwater County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and our schools have numerous positive students. This is very concerning to us, Board Members of the Sweetwater County District Board of Health, as our Mission Statement says, “to promote and protect the health and living conditions of the citizens of Sweetwater County”. The Sweetwater County District Board of Health members support the following recommendations:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone 12 and older as the Delta variant has a high and dangerous viral spread.
  • In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, the District Board of Health members support masking indoors, social distancing, washing hands frequently, and staying home when sick.

The District Board of Health members would like to thank Sweetwater County Public Health and Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital for their incredible collaboration, team effort and service to the community during the pandemic. The District Board of Health members would also like to thank all agencies in Sweetwater County who have joined together to fight against the spread of COVID-19. Your hard work and dedication to the community is appreciated.

Respectfully submitted,

District Board of Health Members:

Greer Ferrero, Chairperson
Billy Shalata, Vice Chair
Dr. Melinda Poyer, Secretary
Sherry Schumacher
Kathy Kumer
Dr. Shaziya Haque
Resha Ball