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Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 06/30/2020 |

CDC recommends wearing a face mask when leaving your home.

INDIVIDUALs ENCOURAGED TO WEAR FACE MASKS

(En español)

Titus County, City of Mt Pleasant and the COVID-19 leadership team have met daily since mid-March to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community.

The objective is to maintain an acceptable level of infection while still allowing individuals, organizations and businesses to operate as close to normal as possible.

At this time, the team strongly encourages residents and visitors to wear face coverings when in public settings. According to the Governor’s latest executive order on June 26th, “Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings, but no jurisdiction can impose a civil or criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering.”

This makes enforcement of mandated masking effectively impossible at the local City and County level. Ultimately it is the individual responsibility of each person to protect themselves and others in our community. The key is to find that balance. Failure to do so will result in continued spread of the virus which will prolong the return to normalcy in all aspects of our community.

Your local government cannot enforce rules that disrupt this balance. Removing all restrictions and recommendations will not work, nor will strict enforcement of stay-at-home orders, business closure or mandatory masking.

Best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include hand washing for at least 20 seconds, maintaining at least six feet of distance between yourself and others in public, utilizing hand sanitizer when needed, staying home when sick and wearing a face covering in public.

Specifically we would like to encourage our local businesses to request and strongly encourage wearing of masks by all patrons.

Local physicians and healthcare leaders are committed to mitigating the spread of this virus in our community, and support this committee’s recommendations for flattening the curve.

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ACTUALIZACIONES IMPORTANTES SOBRE COVID-19


Este condado, la ciudad de Mt Pleasant y el equipo de liderazgo COVID-19 se han reunido diariamente desde mediados de marzo para monitorear el impacto de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad.

El objetivo es mantener un nivel aceptable de infección al tiempo que permite que las personas, las organizaciones y las empresas operen lo más cerca posible de lo normal.

En este momento, el equipo anima encarecidamente a los residentes y visitantes a usar los cubrebocas mientras estén en lugares públicos. Según la última orden ejecutiva del Gobernador el 26 de junio, "se alienta a las personas a usar cubiertas faciales apropiadas, pero ninguna jurisdicción puede imponer una sanción civil o penal por no usar una cubierta facial".

Esto hace imposible hacer obligatorio el uso de usar mascaras con efectividad a nivel local en la ciudad y el condado. En última instancia, es responsabilidad individual de cada persona protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás en nuestra comunidad. La clave es encontrar ese equilibrio. Si no lo hace, se seguirá propagando el virus, lo que prolongará el retorno a la normalidad en todos los aspectos de nuestra comunidad.

Su gobierno local no puede obligar a cumplir las reglas que interrumpen este equilibrio. La eliminación de todas las restricciones y recomendaciones no funcionará, ni la aplicación estricta de los pedidos de estancia en casa, el cierre de negocios o el enmascaramiento obligatorio.

Las mejores prácticas para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 incluyen lavarse las manos durante al menos 20 segundos, mantener al menos seis pies de distancia entre usted y otros en público, utilizar desinfectante de manos cuando sea necesario, quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo y usar un cubre bocas en público.

Específicamente nos gustaría animar a nuestras empresas locales a solicitar y alentar fuertemente el uso de cubre bocas a todos los clientes.

Los médicos locales y los líderes de la salud están comprometidos a mitigar la propagación de este virus en nuestra comunidad, y apoyan las recomendaciones de este comité para aplanar la curva.

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