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Three Rivers reports 3 more deaths, phased approach to vaccinating health care workers
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Three Rivers reports 3 more deaths, phased approach to vaccinating health care workers

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It’s a mixture of good and sad.

The Three Rivers Public Health Department is happy to report that it’s getting people vaccinated against COVID-19.

At the same time, the department is reporting three new deaths in the three-county district.

Regarding vaccinations, the district is working through a phased approach:

  • Phase 1A, tier 2, which includes — primary care nursing; primary care physicians and home health/staff hospice.
  • Phase 1A, tier 3, which includes — pharmacy, oral surgeons, dentists, dental assistants and hygienists and school nurses.

Three Rivers asks people to remember that the vaccine isn’t yet available to the general public and asks for patience.

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Early Monday evening, the department reported three new deaths related to COVID-19. Two of those were Washington County residents, both men in their 60s. A third was a Dodge County resident, a man in his 60s.

This brings the total count to 56 deaths in Dodge County, 13 deaths in Saunders County and 18 deaths in Washington County — for a total of 87 deaths in the Three Rivers district.

Three Rivers reminds members of the public that they can spread COVID-19 to others even if they don’t feel sick.

People of any age can get COVID-19, even healthy young adults, and children.

Individuals, who are older or have certain underlying medical conditions, are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Other groups may be at higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having more severe illness.

To protect yourself and others:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your social circle small
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart
  • Wear a mask

The health district’s data dashboard is updated at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email info@3rphd.org or visit www.threeriverspublic health.org.

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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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