Commissioners receive updates on COVID, park

Updates on COVID-19 and the work to get a national park status for Prairie du Rocher were given at the July 10 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting.

That morning, Randolph County Health Department Administrator Angela Oathout noted there were 10 active COVID-19 cases, six of which were new the day before and were the results of attending Fourth of July parties. “We had anticipated (more cases) due to the Fourth of July and expect more,” she stated.

She also reported that a congregate setting facility in the county had some staff members test positive. “We are monitoring and hope we don’t have an outbreak (at the facility).”

Oathout again urged all to reconsider traveling, especially to areas with increased cases, as well as to maintain social distancing, wash hands and wear masks.

For more from the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.