Safer At Home Declaration Extended to April 14th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM SUMNER COUNTY MAYOR ANTHONY HOLT:
Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Sumner County, I’m requesting and strongly encouraging everyone to please Stay Home, Be Safe, and Follow All CDC guidelines.
At this point in time, it is critical that we work together to stay at home as much as possible. Please limit our activities to only interact with other individuals when there is a necessity to do so. We must act responsible at this time to ensure that our actions do not jeopardize others, such as our elderly population and those among us who have compromised immune systems.
If you observe people congregating in large groups and acting in an irresponsible manner, please report this activity to your local law enforcement agency and/or state health department. We all have a responsibility to work together to counteract the spread of this potentially deadly virus. This is why I am reauthorizing the Safer at Home Declaration for all of Sumner County. The Safer At Home Declaration extension will be through 12:00AM CDT April 14th and subject to extension.
There are several things every Sumner County resident should do to help flatten the curve and reduce the impact of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand sanitizer) for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you are sick or even suspect you are sick, contact your medical provider
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue
- Clean and disinfect objects (e.g. cell phone, computer) and high touch surfaces regularly
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
- Do not go out in public unless ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
- Avoid crowds
- During this time, please stay home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed or exposing others
It is extremely important for people to take extra precautions in our community during this pandemic because the COVID-19 can be transferred from person to person who are considered asymptomatic at the time. Many of you have already closed or altered your businesses to support these actions, please continue. Many of you have been staying home and limiting your trips in public to essential needs, please continue. The sooner we stop the spread of the virus, the sooner we can all get back to business.
Best Regards and God Bless,
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