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Holiday COVID-19 Guidance

Dec 2, 2020

As of December 2, 2020, COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in Morgan County.

In the last 14 days, over 1,340 cases were confirmed in our community – accounting for over 20% of all COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Morgan County since the beginning of the pandemic.

“We are up… There are 69 patients that we’re treating as COVID-positive,” said Decatur Morgan Hospital President Kelli Powers at Monday’s COVID-19 press conference.

Holiday Safety & Gatherings

The holidays are almost here, and many of us are still considering how to purchase gifts approach family gatherings.

“We want to make sure the actions we take this year mean we can still celebrate with our loved ones next year. The absolute best gift any of us could give or receive is good health now and on into the new year,” notes Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith.

The CDC recommends using contactless services when shopping and using curbside pick-up at local retailers.

Given the anticipated post-Thanksgiving case surge, hosting a virtual Christmas meal or connecting over Zoom or FaceTime for a holiday gathering is recommended to prevent the further spread of cases.

Have additional questions? The CDC has compiled a complete list of holiday celebration guidance for your reference.

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