Mason County Public Health reported three cases of COVID-19 in the County on Friday, September 4, 2020.
A September 4th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (9/3/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Three (3) additional Mason County resident that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Three Hundred Fifty-Six (356) positive cases in Mason County. Mason County staff are performing case investigations and tracing close contacts to reduce spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
The news release continues to remind residents: “If you are showing symptoms for COVID-19, early testing is encouraged. At the earliest signs of symptoms, please reach out to the Respiratory Illness Triage line at 360-427-3615. They can assist you in scheduling an appointment at Mason Health’s Drive Thru COVID-19 testing.”
Health officials remind residents to also follow COVID-19 prevention practices this Labor Day weekend. Here is a short list of things to remember when it comes to gathering together in the time of COVID-19:
• Outside is safer than inside.
• Small groups are safer than large groups.
• Less time together is safer than more time together.
• Within six feet, face coverings are better than no face coverings.
So, while a Zoom happy hour might be your safest choice, an outdoor barbecue with one other family, with the chairs set up six feet apart, where the hand sanitizer flows freely, and everyone goes home early, is a less risky option, as far as these things go.
Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman: