SJBH issues 'stay at home' advisory

SJBH issues 'stay at home' advisory

SJBH issues 'stay at home' advisory

Given the current state of affairs, San Juan Basin Health Department made the move today to advise all residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

"San Juan Basin Public Health hereby reaffirms that there is a local public health disaster emergency within the Health District and that immediate and drastic measures are necessary to mitigate the imminent threat of ... the COVID-19 virus," SJBH director Liane Jollon said in a news release Monday afternoon. "We urge our community members to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and STAY AT HOME to every extent possible – especially if you are among the high risk category."

The advisory urges folks to limit non-essential activities of daily life. Essential outings include trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, or going to work if you are a doctor or nurse. "Our conceptual message is that we are urging residents to do the right thing at this time," Claire Ninde, SJBH director of communications, said. "We are issuing the advisory so residents understand the importance of individual actions."

People are also reminded to minimize and prevent social contact. Those who exhibit symptoms must isolate themselves so as not to infect others.

For more information, visit: https://sjbpublichealth.org/