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Anderson reiterates need for mask wearing in community

Teresa Anderson says mask wearing should be continued in the area.
Teresa Anderson says mask wearing should be continued in the area.(KSNB)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 12:51 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - On Tuesday Teresa Anderson, director of the Central District Health Department will present updates on local COVID-19 issues and the importance of mask wearing.

A day after a heated meeting with parents of Northwest Public Schools, Teresa reiterated why it’s important to wear a mask.

“When you’re think about wearing a mask think about doing a good thing for the people around you. Children tend in general not to get as sick as adults from COVID. But some students do get very ill. We are learning as a nation how children react to COVID, how quickly they get sick and how long they stay ill. We do know kids with COVID can spread it very easily. Kids can spread the virus to adults. They can spread it to other child that may have conditions like diabetes and asthma. They can spread it to teachers with underlying issues like diabetes, people who wouldn’t fare well if they get sick. So, in the interest of public health we are working to keep the spread at a minimum,” said Anderson.

Anderson went on to say that both the health departments and school districts have been working together with the interest of children learning and staying in schools, and that masks for are remain the best option until there’s a vaccine available.

Dozens of parents from GINW complained about the way Anderson’s been operating the Central District Health Dept.

You can find more on that story by visit this link www.ksnblocal4.com/2020/09/15/parents-speak-at-cdhd-board-meeting-protest-student-quarantine-and-mask-mandates/

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