Updates will be provided by the Board of County Commission Incident Management Team at 5:00 p.m. via media release at sheridancounty.com.
Sheridan County COVID-19
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Easter weekend is here and the Sheridan County Incident Management Team would like to remind everyone to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. Unfortunately, this includes large family gatherings. Remember, appropriate social distancing should be limited to immediate household members.
If you have to venture out and shop, it’s important to leave the family behind and go by yourself. This will help slow the spread of the virus. When you are out, don’t forget to minimize prolonged contact and stay 6 feet away from others.
The CDC has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
The public is encouraged to follow these guidelines outlined by the CDC and WDH:
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick or may have been exposed.
- Wear cloth face coverings when out in the public.
- Stay home if sick (but if you are concerned it may be more than just a cold, please consult your physician).
- Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
“I understand this is a difficult time for everyone. Physical health is very important, but our mental health is just as important,” Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter said. “If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please ask for help.”
Anyone in immediate danger of harming themselves, or who knows of someone in immediate danger of harming themselves, should call 911 for emergency services. Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts is encouraged to call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “WYO” to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.
Please follow the link to view local mental health providers ready to assist the Sheridan community. https://www.sheridancounty.com/depts/sheridan-county-prevention/local-counseling-resources-for-sheridan-johnson-county/
STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY, STAY STRONG