The following was issued today (Aug. 10) by the Hyde County Health Department:

Hyde County is currently experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

As of 10 a.m., the Health Department reports 46 cases, of which nine are active. Though some of these cases are associated with an outbreak in a long-term care facility, not all cases are linked to this. Community spread is prevalent.

Please do your part to protect your neighbors, friends, and family. Wear a facial covering, practice six-feet social distancing, and continue to wash your hands frequently.

This is not related to a political agenda. This is related to protecting the public’s health. There is no shame in wearing a mask, and it does not mean you are affiliated with a certain political party. It simply means you are stepping up and doing what you can to prevent more folks from getting the virus so we can get through this troubling time. No one is enjoying COVID-19 in 2020.

As always, the Hyde County Health Department remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education. We can be reached at 252-926-4399 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5p.m.

Get your information from reliable sources, such as:
The CDC: www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus
The NC Division of Health and Human Services: www.ncdhhs.gov, 1-866-462-3821 (NC Coronavirus Hotline)
TheHyde County Health Department: www.hydehealth.com.