Public Health Recommendations

State & Klickitat County:

October 26, 2020 Covid-19 Update

Good Morning Dallesport/Murdock Community and Council,

State and County Government is making public recommendations for dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic. I am including the current recommendations.

Klickitat County is currently in Phase 2:

You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in public, washing your hands, and staying home when you are sick. It is also highly recommended that the public avoid large gatherings and events even if they are hosted outside. Currently in Phase 2, the state recommendation is to not gather with more than five people outside your household per week and to wear a mask during that time. 

Commit to fewer, shorter, smaller social gatherings

We must prevent runaway spread of COVID-19 in Washington state. Our individual actions make a difference. Fewer, shorter and safer interactions are crucial. Shrinking your social circle and skipping indoor gatherings are both important right now. Reducing close contact with others is paramount.

Many of the traditional ways in which we celebrate Halloween involve contact with non-household members in large group settings. 

This year, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The state Department of Health is offering the following considerations to help protect individuals and communities.

Staying home is still safest. If you do go out, keep it quick, keep your distance and wear a face covering. Recreate and do business locally to avoid spreading the virus across county lines. Limit the number of people outside your household that you gather with every week. If you feel symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.

Dallesport/Murdock Community Council Chair,

Don McDermott

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