Dr. Gary E. Voccio, the Health Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District, continues to encourage physical distance as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The virus is very transmissible among large groups and is particularly dangerous to elderly people and those who are medically fragile. Therefore, Dr. Voccio urges Northwest Georgians to keep maintaining a safe social distance, wearing masks, and washing those hands.
The health department is poised to assist local school systems as students and teachers return to in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, asserts Dr. Voccio, who also urges local high school football teams to be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as they prepare to hit the field for their ’20 season.
The Floyd County Schools released an updated plan on Sunday for a return to in-person instruction; this ‘Return to Learn’ plan may be viewed on the Floyd County Schools, Georgia page via Facebook.