COVID-19: Local and state numbers for cases trending downward
March 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE….
We want to take this time to let our citizens know that Gordon County, Calhoun, leadership and public safety from all municipalities continue to work alongside each other to address issues relevant to COVID-19 within our community by communicating daily and holding bi-weekly meetings. These bi-weekly meetings serve as a tool to make sure we are all collaborating together to stay up to date on our current situation as well as that around our nation. We also monitor numbers daily to include increases of cases and deaths both statewide and in Gordon County as well as numbers from our local hospitals on COVID-19 cases, bed availability and ventilator availability and our local schools and long term care facilities.
The latest meeting of the local taskforce was held on March 23rd. The reports indicated the lowest numbers of Covid positive cases reported in several months. Statewide and Gordon County cases and deaths also showed significant decreases.
While this is very encouraging news and a welcome trend in our community, we ask our citizens to continue to remain aware of safety measures that can help us keep moving in the right direction. Washing hands is one of the number one things we can do to help prevent not only COVID but other diseases and germs that could affect us. Also, if you have not yet received the vaccine consider doing this once the opportunity is open to you. Masks and social distancing also remain important parts of the COVID-19 response.
We will continue to monitor situations daily and do all that we can to keep our citizens safe. Since the beginning of this pandemic we have worked diligently to try and stay ahead of this virus as a team here in Gordon County. We ask that our citizens continue to do the things that can be done during this time to help our community as a whole.