New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Accepting the Unexpected

Eddy County declares emergency due to COVID-19 virus; schools and social events cancelled and businesses step up on safety to stop the spread

 

March 23, 2020

Anyone who is suspicious of or concerned with COVID-19 exposure please call FIRST prior to going to either the hospital or clinic. Screening questions will be used during the phone call.

Last week a new term worked its way into the mainstream American vocabulary– social distancing. It was a term that took us by surprise as we anxiously awaited the upcoming events of the spring season.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the practice of social distancing includes avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

Now more than a week later, social distancing has become part of our daily lives at a rate we have never before seen. This is all in an effort to reduce the transmission...



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