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Health Dept Urges Safety to Reduce Holiday COVID Spread

November 25th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season, the Allegany County Health Department is urging the public to celebrate safely to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  COVID cases in Allegany County are rising again, and exercising a few common-sense precautions can help keep you and your loved ones safer this holiday season. Those include, perhaps most important: Get vaccinated. Other recommendations are to get tested; wear masks and maintain proper distance indoors; wsh and sanitize your hands frequently and if you are sick, STAY HOME and avoid close contact with others.  Do not host or attend a holiday gathering if you are ill. Dr Matthew Simmons, who specializes in  infectious disease for UPMC Western Maryland, echoed those recommendations…