The spike in COVID in DeWitt County has the Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department pleading with the public to cancel any gatherings that involving elderly individuals.
Dave Remmert says his primary concern durnig the entirety of the spread of this virus has been protecting vulnerable populations and he is pleading with the community considering any gathering of these people to cancel those planned activities.
The DeWitt County metrics are beginning to increase and Remmert is stressing the importance of continuing to shelter vulnerable populations due to the overwhelming adverse impacts on them.
While recent trends are going in the wrong direction for DeWitt County, Remmert says overall DeWitt County had been doing a good job containing the virus and protecting vulnerable populations. He also adds, this includes Piatt County.
According to Remmert, not only is DeWitt County inching closer to returning to the Governor's COVID warning list, but the entire region is getting closer to triggering mitigation efforts.
An outbreak at Liberty Village assisted living facility in Clinton and the shutdown of the DeWitt County Friendship Center, a senior gathering place, all made news this week locally.