We have made great progress in slowing the spread of the virus in Okanogan County thanks to a lot of hard work. Well done! But remember, now is not the time to let up! Our masking and physical distancing efforts are working — let’s continue to come together to make sure we don’t have a setback!
Labor Day is coming up, and it’s critically important to be COVID-19 safe over the holiday weekend. We often see an increase in cases following holiday weekends when people let their guard down and gather with family and friends. Let’s continue to keep each other safe, and enjoy the long weekend in a COVID-19 safe way!
Here are some tips for safe gatherings:
- Keep gatherings very small, 5 people or less
- Stay outdoors
- Configure seating to stay 6 feet apart
- Consider Bring Your Own Beverage/Snacks: avoid sharing drinks or dipping out of communal containers
- Bathroom trips inside: open windows inside to increase ventilation, wear a mask inside, use liquid soap and paper towels with strips pre-separated, set out hand sanitizer for people to clean their hands before they go inside, and limit to one person inside the house at a time
Make a plan ahead of time, and stick to it. Let’s enjoy the holiday weekend in a COVID-19 safe way!