Dr. WarCup Video Update on New COVID Cases Confirmed - 11/08/20



Dr. Warcup COVID-19 Video Update, YouTube, Nov 8, 2020

Key points from the video include:
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3 new positive COVID-19 cases identified on the island yesterday
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Likely unrelated to last week's confirmed positive
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2 are BI School students
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Dr. Warcup met with school leadership and town leadership to discuss the situation and the school has activated its COVID-19 contingency plan
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The RIDOH has initiated contact tracing
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Dr. Warcup requested additional testing resources for the Island; a notice will be posted on the Bulletin Board if and when additional testing is made available
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Please be vigilant regarding mask wearing, physical distancing and hand washing
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The next 2 weeks are crucial to minimizing the impact of these cases
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Please be mindful of Gov. Raimondo's orders to limit social gatherings
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Unnecessary travel and social gatherings is strongly discouraged at this time
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We are all challenged by the isolation imposed by the restrictions; try to use alternative ways to stay in touch with friends and family
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Enjoy the warm weather and get outside as much as possible!

Take care and there will be additional announcements as soon as we have more information.

 Los puntos clave del video incluyen:

·       3 nuevos casos positivos COVID-19 identificados en la isla ayer

·       Probablemente no relacionado con el positivo confirmado de la semana pasada
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2 son estudiantes de BI School
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El Dr. Warcup se reunió con el liderazgo de la escuela y el liderazgo de la ciudad para discutir la situación y la escuela ha activado su plan de contingencia COVID-19
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El RIDOH ha iniciado el rastreo de contactos
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El Dr. Warcup solicitó recursos de prueba adicionales para la Isla; un aviso se publicará en el Tablón de Anuncios si y cuando se ponen a disposición pruebas adicionales
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Por favor, esté atento con respecto al desgaste de la máscara, el distanciamiento físico y el lavado de manos
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Las próximas 2 semanas son cruciales para minimizar el impacto de estos casos
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Por favor, tenga en cuenta las órdenes del gobernador Raimondo de limitar las reuniones sociales
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Los viajes innecesarios y las reuniones sociales se desaconsejan en este momento
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Todos estamos desafiados por el aislamiento impuesto por las restricciones; tratar de utilizar formas alternativas de mantenerse en contacto con amigos y familiares
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Disfruta del clima cálido y salir tanto como sea posible!


November 7, 2020 Update

As of this morning Saturday November 7th, the island has three new confirmed COVID cases. 

To echo the words of Governor Raimondo, the next few weeks are critical. We are asking all islanders to continue to wear your masks.  Wearing masks limits the spread of the virus. Limit your contact groups, and nonessential travel whenever possible to surrounding states, and please wash your hands repeatedly throughout the day, and use hand sanitizer whenever possible.  These simple steps make a difference.

Contract tracing is underway and we are in contact with RI Department of Health (RIDOH). We have also asked RIDOH to provide us with additional testing opportunities.  

If you feel you might be symptomatic due to cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, please reach out to your doctor or the Health Center.  The exposure window for these recent positive cases was Thursday and Friday.

Now is time to turn the tide. Please take precautions, stay vigilant and let’s collectively rely on the community to band together. 

 



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