When asked what recent developments of COVID caught their attention, two DeWitt County health officials had two different answers.
DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert points to a recent data point from the CDC on masking. Remmert says it suggests while masking is an important step in containing the coronavirus, it is not the end-all for stopping the spread.
CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services Paul Skowron says a recent development of fast-result testing is going to be a big step forward when it becomes available, unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though it will be widely available until the first part of next year.
As the number of COVID cases continues to jump in DeWitt County, Illinois, and the country, Skowron says we need to remain vigilant in our efforts of masking and physical distancing.