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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Residents Asked to Help Slow Coronavirus Spread

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Sioux Center residents and visitors are urged to follow preventative measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus and to ease the pressure on the local and area hospitals. City leaders are joining with local health leaders in asking people to take a more urgent response.

Sioux Center Health and the three other Sioux County hospitals are caring for COVID-positive inpatients. Regional hospitals in Sioux Falls and Sioux City are also experiencing higher than normal inpatient volumes. 

Local health leaders are now urging residents and visitors to the county use face masks, practice social distancing, and be attentive to hygiene at all schools, churches, businesses, and other locations and events, particularly in indoor facilities. Their ultimate goal is to protect those most vulnerable to becoming ill and requiring hospitalization.

With the current capacity situation in county and regional hospitals, Mayor David Krahling is asking residents to heed health leaders’ request to increase preventative measures.

“Unusual circumstances often call for some personal sacrifice,” Krahling said. “Making some minor accommodations in our personal habits can help keep our fellow citizens safe and allow us to continue to do the important things we have to do.”

All Sioux Center residents and visitors are asked to be part of slowing the spread of coronavirus through measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Wear facial coverings/masks when around people who are not household members
  • Maintain 6 or more feet of distance from others in all indoor facilities
  • Continue to practice hand hygiene and sanitize surfaces

 

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