POLSON — Lake County health officials are urging residents to stay away from large social gatherings this weekend -- specifically bars and Halloween parties.
Lake County Health Services Director Emily Colomeda says participating in large Halloween gatherings increases your likelihood of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within your social circles.
Colemeda fears this weekend may lead to a number of “super-spreader” events in Lake County with positive COVID-19 case numbers already on the rise. She says residents need to remain diligent with social distancing to help protect community members most vulnerable to COVID-19.
“I know people are tired of staying home and not celebrating and not being social. But we really need people to step up and do their due diligence, wear a mask when they’re outside, be kind to one another. All the things that we’ve been saying since this pandemic began. It really does make a difference,” Colemeda told MTN News.
Health officials announced two Lake County resident deaths from complications due to COVID-19 on Thursday.