July 15, 2020

District 4 Public Health encourages continued Social Distancing

(Lagrange, GA) — District 4 Public Health is encouraging social distancing as the school year comes to a close and summer kicks off.

Your plans may have been thwarted by COVID-19 but warmer weather brings opportunities to get out of doors and physically active.

However, it is important that you still follow social distancing and good hand hygiene practices while enjoying the outdoors.

District 4 Health Director, Dr. Obasanjo says, “You can be socially connected and physically apart. That’s where you need to focus right now. Even when outdoors stay a minimum of 6 feet away from one another.”

If a park, beach, or recreational facility is open for public use, visiting is okay as long as you practice social distancing and everyday steps such as washing hands often and covering coughs and sneezes.

Stay at least six feet from others at all times.

This might make some open areas, trails, and paths better to use.

Do not go into a crowded area.

Avoid gathering with others outside of your household.

If you do meet with others outside of your household, keep gatherings to 25 people or less and try to maintain the same group of people each time. While together, maintain physical distance.

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.

“It is still too soon for large gatherings like end-of-year parties and family reunions that may place vulnerable people at risk,” says Hayla Folden, public information officer.

Click here for accurate and reliable information about COVID-19.

District 4 Public Health is dedicated to preventing disease, promoting health and protecting our communities against health threats through education, service, advocacy and collaboration.

District 4 Public Health serves people of all classes and economic status within Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties.

Fees are based on income for those without insurance. For more information about District 4 Public Health, visit www.district4health.org.

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