Apr 05, 2021 7:49 PM

McPherson County Health Department modifies reopening plan

Posted Apr 05, 2021 7:49 PM

MCPHERSON -- The McPherson County Health Department today announced that it was recommending a modified reopening plan as it pertains to COVID-19. The recommendation would be in effect beginning today.

"McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) recognizes and is proud of McPherson County for continuing to practice critical safety measures to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. After considering McPherson County’s population vaccinated rate, current trends with COVID-19 infection locally, statewide and nationally, and consulting with local healthcare partners, MCHD will recommend we move to a modified reopening plan," the health department noted today in a news release.

According to information from the health department, the recommendation would include the following.

‚óŹ100-person gathering limit when six-foot distancing is not maintained

‚óŹContinued mask usage when all surrounding individuals have not been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, especially in settings where six-foot distancing is not maintained or there is poor ventilation

‚óŹFrequent hand hygiene practices and staying home when sick

The health department says that persons in McPherson County should practice the above recommendations beginning Monday.

The recommendations will be reviewed on April 19, the health department noted.