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Show Your Community Support by Covering Your Face

Last Updated on Apr 14, 2020 at 10:51am | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
 
We may be separated by social distancing and stay at home orders, but we are united in a common goal of winning the fight against the coronavirus. Today the count of test results for Garrett County residents is 122 negatives and remains at 4 positives.
 
"You may notice in stores and around the community that there are more people taking precautions including barriers, social distance and masks,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “We need the help of every individual in this battle. Set a good example by wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing and taking other precautions recommended by the CDC."
 
The best way to protect yourself and your household is to stay at home, but if you need to go out for essential reasons, do your part to protect everyone by wearing a face covering. The internet is full of examples of how to make a face covering from bandanas and t-shirts without sewing. There are also many patterns and designs to sew your own if you are crafty. This link, bit.ly/diy-masks, will take you to the CDC file that gives several suggested ways to make a face covering, explains how to wear it, and how to take care of it.
 
“We will be sharing selfies of people sporting their face covering with the #CoverGC,” said Stephens. “Join us in sharing your face-covering selfies.”
 
Show your support for the safety of Garrett County by wearing a face covering, snap a selfie, and sharing it to your social media and tag it #CoverGC.
 
Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens Shows His Community Support: