Celebrate the 4th of July Cautiously Featured

David McAtee June 20, 2021 293

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Caution

Big Idea

  • COVID-19  is still in our county 
  • Don’t let your guard down
  • There are many variants
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In a few weeks’ time Yavapai County will celebrate with the rest of the nation the Fourth of July.  Along with fireworks and outdoor celebrations come travel and group settings.  Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind everyone that Covid-19 is still in our County and now is not the time to let down your guard.   

Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic. These variants seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on healthcare resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths. 

New Cases in Yavapai County since Monday- 67
Hospitalizations- YRMC-11, VVMC-5, VA-0 

If you have not received the Covid-19 vaccine, there is still time.  Many locations are offering the one-shot Johnson and Johnson version, and even if you get one of the two shot versions, some immunity is better than nothing at all, but we do encourage everyone to finish both shots on time.  If you are at a greater risk of getting the virus or having longer term effects from the virus, you are strongly encouraged to stay home.  Attending an event that is held outdoors may be safer than one held indoors but it if you are concerned about getting the virus or spreading the virus, consider staying home this year or getting the vaccine as soon as possible. 

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, almost half of Arizona residents are vaccinated.  Yavapai County is slightly behind the state average with 175,000 vaccines administered or just over 43%.

Mask mandates have been removed in most areas of Arizona but that does not mean we can drop our guard.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed and get the vaccine as soon as possible. 

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Last modified on Sunday, 20 June 2021 06:42
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