Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Mayor Gunter Recommended Early COVID Testing


 Mayor Brenda Gunter encouraged citizens with mild COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.  She made her recommendation during public comment at this morning's City Council meeting.  Area health care providers have Regeneron's antibody drug in stock and it is expressly for patients in the early phase of COVID-19.

One had to watch the Council meeting or view the video to learn this information.  A search for Regeneron on the City's COVID-19 webpage produced no matches.

Facebook users learned several days ago that hair and nail salons produced a higher number of positive cases recently.  This is the first information shared from contact tracing since a warning to people who'd visited the Walmart on Sherwood Way at a specific time/date.  That was early in the pandemic.  Council is yet to hear a presentation on how the public health emergency plan is going and what resources/changes are needed to keep citizens safe.

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