COVID-19 Letter from Public Health

COVID-19 Letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Posted on 12/11/2020
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is a vital partner with the Douglas County School System. The agency provides guidance and invaluable assistance with contact tracing, which helps keep our schools open. Please see the letter below from Dr. Janet Memark.

December 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Douglas County School System Students:

Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) has been working diligently with the Douglas County School System to keep students, teachers and staff as safe as possible during this pandemic.

We recently had the highest one-day number of cases for COVID-19 in our county and state since the beginning of the pandemic. We are seeing the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 continue to increase and hospitals continuing to be very full during this surge.

We, at CDPH, understand the need for students to be in schools, and we are working as hard as possible to identify infected students and staff and their close contacts to keep them from infecting others in the school. At this point, we have seen little in-school transmission, but we do see weekly increases in the number of cases coming back positive in the school system from outside the school.

We ask that parents and community members do their part to help us keep this virus from spreading further out of control. We are seeing more and more cases that are occurring outside of school in settings, such as slumber parties, athletic teams, holiday parties and social gatherings. We ask that you and your families are diligent about wearing your mask and keeping your distance. We also ask that you try to limit the amount of contact that your family members have with those outside of your immediate families. The case rate is too high to let our guard down.

Although the vaccine gives us a glimmer of hope, it will be months before we can vaccinate the general population. Please help us to keep this virus from spreading further out of control by doing everything we can as a community,

As always, we appreciate your assistance during this pandemic and look forward to a day without COVID-19.

For more information, please visit http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/ and https://dph.georgia.gov/.

Janet Pak Memark M.D., M.P.H, F.A.C.P. 
District Health Director,District 3-1: Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Estimados padres y cuidadores de los estudiantes del sistema Escolar del condado de Douglas:

Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) ha estado trabajando diligentemente con el Sistema Escolar del Condado de Douglas para mantener a los estudiantes, maestros y personal lo más seguros posible durante esta pandemia.

Recientemente, tuvimos la mayor cantidad de casos de COVID-19 en un día en nuestro condado y estado desde el comienzo de la pandemia. Vemos que la cantidad de pacientes hospitalizados con COVID-19 continúa aumentando y los hospitales continúan llenos durante este aumento.

Nosotros, en CDPH, entendemos la necesidad de que los estudiantes estén en las escuelas, y estamos trabajando lo más duro posible para identificar a los estudiantes, personal infectados y sus contactos cercanos para evitar que infecten a otros en la escuela. En este punto, hemos visto poca transmisión dentro de la escuela, pero vemos aumentos semanales en el número de casos que regresan positivos en el sistema escolar desde fuera de la escuela.

Pedimos que los padres y los miembros de la comunidad hagan su parte para ayudarnos a evitar que este virus se propague fuera de control aún más. Estamos viendo cada vez más casos que ocurren fuera de la escuela en entornos, como fiestas de pijamas, equipos deportivos, fiestas de fin de año y reuniones sociales. Les pedimos que usted y sus familias sean diligentes para usar su máscara y mantener la distancia. También le pedimos que trate de limitar la cantidad de contacto que los miembros de su familia tienen con quienes no son de su familia inmediata. La tasa de casos es demasiado alta para bajar la guardia.

Aunque la vacuna nos da un rayo de esperanza, pasarán meses antes de que podamos vacunar a la población en general. Ayúdenos a evitar que este virus se propague fuera de control aún más haciendo todo lo posible como comunidad,

Como siempre, agradecemos su ayuda durante esta pandemia y esperamos un día sin COVID-19.

Para obtener más información, visite http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/ y https://dph.georgia.gov/.

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