Pacific County Emergency Management says that they are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases within the county.
In a release, Emergency Management Director Scott McDougall tells KXRO that there has been an increased number of COVID-19 cases within the community.
Since the beginning of October, there have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the county.
He says that officials are asking members of the community to avoid participating in large group events and to continue being vigilant regarding wearing masks, physical distancing, and washing hands.
McDougall states that mass gatherings and large community events bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase COVID-19 transmission.
Events such as concerts, festivals, sporting events, and religious, political, or other gatherings create environments where a virus can spread quickly among event workers, participants, and attendees. This risk is even higher if participants are not wearing masks or are not maintaining recommended physical distancing.
As a reminder:
Officials ask the community to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by: