Public urged to practice the “Three Ws.”
Hyde County Health Department on Sunday reported two more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19
in Hyde County.
That boosted Hyde’s total number of COVID-19 cases as of Sunday to 10, though not all are active.
Though the county has been very fortunate to have only had one hospitalization so far and no deaths, people should remain vigilant in prevention of spread and control measures, according to a press release Sunday afternoon.
Businesses should practice proper protocols for keeping their staff and patrons safe.
The general public, when out and about, should practice the 3 Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet, and Wash your hands. Individuals who are noted as contacts to positive cases should adhere to the quarantine directives provided by the Health Department to prevent spread.
“Covid-19 is with us to stay,” said Health Director Luana Gibbs in the release. “The best thing we can do as a society is put aside our political views and be neighborly to one another by doing our share to protect one another. It may save a life, or keep someone from hospitalization.”
For updated information of total cases, active cases, recoveries, etc., follow Hyde County on Facebook where an update is posted daily at 3 p.m.
The health department stresses that people should get information from reliable sources, such as:
- CDC, www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus
- NC Division of Health and Human Services, www.ncdhhs.gov , 1-866-462-3821 (NC Coronavirus Hotline)
- Hyde County Health Department, www.hydehealth.com , 252-926-4399