From: Steve Cox <email@example.com>
Date sent: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:12:55 -0600
Subject: Pegboard: Coronavirus Update
There are concerns about the coronavirus in our community. I am in contact with County officials who will pass on information from the Southwest Utah Health Department as it becomes available. Governor Gary Herbert has declared a state of emergency in Utah to prepare for community spread of the coronavirus. This will make Utah eligible for funding and assistance in the event of a community spread of the virus. Meanwhile, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox chairs the state task force and will host regular conference calls and send weekly emails. The state has created an online option for updated information at the web address: coronavirus.utah.gov . You can also receive local information on Twitter @coronavirusutah .
Local schools will implement a soft dismissal starting next Monday, March 16 th. School administrators will notify parents of the plans for each school. The LDS Church has also cancelled meetings until further notice.
In the meantime here are some recommendations to help keep us all safe;
1. Practice social distancing in general, avoid large group events, and self-quarantine if you have any sort of symptoms.
2. Wash hands frequently, clean and sterilize surfaces and avoid touching your face.
We continue to receive word of people that have traveled to higher risk areas; we ask them to avoid large groups and contact with other people as much as possible for 14 days.
New studies confirm that for people younger than 60, there is very little risk of severe disease unless they have underlying medical conditions. The data suggest that those that are over 80 are at the highest risk, with all other age groups encountering much lower levels of difficulty with the disease. This is important because it will help us target our interventions to those places and activities where those most vulnerable can benefit.
Constance Lynn has been working on a document outlining protocol for maintaining your health in response to the coronavirus. Please email her if you are interested in seeing it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite this call for social distancing, it is also important to provide support to each other. Please keep in touch with your neighbors, especially our elders. Also some of our parents may need support and understanding as they manage school dismissal and distance education. That is who we are as residents of Boulder.
PO Box 1448
Boulder, Utah 84716