The Challis Area Health Center received the following statement from Eastern Idaho Public Health today (9/3/20):“Custer County has seen a significant increase in COVID activity over the past week, specifically in Mackay and Challis. Active Case rates in the county have been:
Friday, 8/28 27.8/10,000
Saturday, 8/29 30.1/10,000
Sunday, 8/30 30.1/10,000
Monday, 8/31 37.1/10,000
Tuesday, 9/1 34.8/10,000
Wednesday, 9/2 37.1/10,000
In accordance with EIPH’s COVID-19 Regional Response Plan, an Active Rate above 15/10,000 in Custer County places the county in the Moderate Risk (Yellow) level, an action that was taken by Eastern Idaho Public Health’s Board at its meeting this morning. Therefore, an Order of Restriction for Custer County in now in place to helpslow the spread of COVID-19. A copy of the Order is attached, which is effective immediately. This Order limits social evens/gatherings (see page 2, item 1 for specifics) and requires everyone wear face coverings when in public and physical distancing of six feet from others (outside of one’s own household members) cannot be maintained. The Order will be in place for a minimum of 14 days. In order for the EIPH Board to consider rescinding the order after the 14-day period AND the County’s active rate of cases must be behold the threshold of 15/10,000 for the most recent consecutive 7-day period.“You can click on this link to EIPH’s website (https://eiph.idaho.gov/) where you can read the Order of Restriction along with other information related to COVID-19.
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