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Lake County residents encouraged to wear a mask

COVID-19 numbers reach 80 on Tuesday, July 14

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News from Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center – COVID-19 cases in the Mission Valley are increasing at a rapid pace and we each need to do our part to slow the spread of the virus. Medical officials concur that the surest way to slow the spread is to practice social distancing, and use personal masks and face coverings when social distancing is not attainable.

The use of masks is strongly encouraged by the City of Polson, Lake County Commissioners, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and The Lake County COVID-19 Task Force comprised of the areas’ leading health organizations. The group consensus is to “strongly encourage” the use of masks. The group also encourages businesses to feel empowered to require masks in their private operations if they chose to take that action.

You may indeed be saving a life by masking up because this virus is sometimes undetectable and you could inadvertently be infecting someone close. By wearing a mask, you are potentially saving lives and being a hero. 

This message is signed by: The Leadership of the UCC; St. Luke Community Healthcare; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center; and Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

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