• January 23, 2022
 Health Officials Urge Community to Test for COVID-19 Before and After Holiday Break

City COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Holiday Schedule

Health Officials Urge Community to Test for COVID-19 Before and After Holiday Break

Health officials are urging everyone planning to gather with friends and loved one for the upcoming holidays to get a COVID-19 vaccine and get tested before AND after any get together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

“We know that while many people follow our advice and use preventative measures, others may choose not to and may risk spreading the virus to their family and friends,” said Public Health Director Angela Mora. “If you decide to travel and/or gather, get tested for COVID-19 before and after the celebrations regardless of your vaccination status. Make sure to self-quarantine until you receive your test results as it is extremely important to stay away from others in case you contracted COVID-19 during the holiday weekend. And if you have not gotten vaccinated or gotten your booster shot, we urge you to please schedule your free COVID-19 shot. If not for yourself, for your loved ones.”

Health officials advise that the number of cases has considerably increased in the last two months, primarily among the unvaccinated. Cases are expected to increase in the coming days because of the holiday weekend.

Officials call on the community to use safety precautions while out celebrating with their family and friends.

Gathering outdoors, covering your cough, avoid touching your face, practicing regular handwashing, and cleaning common areas with disinfectant continue to be stressed. The public is once again reminded that infected persons with little or no symptoms can spread the virus to others; everyone must hold themselves accountable and work to protect each other.

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