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I haven’t updated this statement in a while because I have said
most of what I know and I have given recommendations about what
you need to do multiple times. Please read or reread my previous
statements on this site to get a better understanding of where we
find ourselves today and the actions you can take to protect
yourselves and your family.
Please read or reread my statements below from 4/13/20, 3/23/20,
3/16/20, 3/10/20, 3/5/20, and 2/27/20 to get a better
understanding of where we find ourselves today and actions you
can take to protect yourselves and your family.
Please read or reread my statements below from 3/23/20, 3/16/20,
3/10/20, 3/5/20, and 2/27/20 to get a better understanding of
where we find ourselves today and actions you can take to protect
yourselves and your family.
Please read or reread my statements below from 3/10/20, 3/5/20,
and 2/27/20 to get a better understanding of where we find
ourselves today. Over the last few days, I’ve instituted a number
of aggressive measures to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in
our community. I have done so because time is of the
essence and the types of measures implemented matter. I
have implemented these measures to prevent the collapse of our
healthcare system and to reduce death of our loved ones from
The bulk of what I want to tell you is in my slightly modified
March 5 statement below. Please re-read it slowly and
carefully and consider your next actions. Over the last long
weeks, I have been faced with unanswerable dilemmas and
conundrums daily. I have been asked to make significant policy
decisions with very little information on which to base them. I
have 35 years of experience as a physician, and almost 30 years
of experience in local public health, more local public health
experience than almost anyone in our state.
This is a difficult message to share, but it is important to
recognize how difficult the times ahead may be and how you must
now take assertive action to prepare for them. Our local
situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing
rapidly. COVID-19 is spreading in our community, the extent of
which is unclear. It has likely been spreading for weeks, perhaps
months. I have no reason to believe that how it’s spreading in
other countries won’t be replicated to some degree here. We now
all need to take assertive actions to inhibit the spread of this
I share the concerns of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC): we all need to be prepared for COVID-19 to
spread within the United States. Our lives may be significantly
disrupted by the measures needed to respond to a global pandemic.
A pandemic is a global occurrence of an infectious disease. A
pandemic is a disaster with unique characteristics. The two most
important differences between a pandemic and other disasters are
that the whole world is going through this disaster at the same
time and people may become fearful of other people.