SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Shelby County well being officers need to remind individuals to proceed training social distancing whereas they rejoice the vacation.
Memorial Day normally marks the unofficial begin of summer time, and folks have a tendency to go outdoors to rejoice. WREG went as much as Shelby Forest State Park, the place loads of individuals had been spending the vacation.
“All this kinda quarantine will make you go stir loopy,” Ethan Tate stated. “So simply to have the ability to truly be outdoors and amongst individuals however having the ability to maintain a social distancing side.”
One household WREG spoke with stated they headed out early so they may benefit from the outside earlier than it received too crowded.
“We received right here early so it wouldn’t be a big crowd, and that’s why we’re leaving now,” Thelma Tate stated. “…It’s getting extra crowded, and I don’t need to compromise our social distancing.”
Dr. Steve Threlkeld with Baptist Hospital stated there is a bonus to being out within the state parks. It’s a large open space with loads of sunshine, which can assist battle the virus.
Nevertheless, individuals should keep six toes aside, use good hand hygiene and clear generally shared gadgets.
“You in all probability don’t need to have everyone file by and use the identical spoon for baked beans as a result of if considered one of you could have COVID-19, you would possibly very effectively move it alongside to these gadgets after which any individual else makes use of them and scratches their nostril. You’ve gotten simply kinda contaminated your self in that scenario,” Dr. Threlkeld stated.
Dr. Threlkeld stated circumstances might go up as individuals head out, however not essentially.
“If we fastidiously return to rising actions and rising gatherings, and if we nonetheless preserve a few of these social distancing gadgets, it might truly be longer earlier than we see these numbers go up,” Dr. Threlkeld stated.
Some have requested if the warmth will assist battle the virus, however Dr. Threlkeld stated he isn’t too positive.
“I believe we will’t depend on that occuring. I hope it does,” Dr. Threlkeld stated. “It very effectively might kinda assist our efforts to squelch the virus. However, we have to do these different issues we all know work. Possibly it received’t have an impact. We have to maintain doing these issues we all know will have an impact.”
Dr. Threlkeld stated regardless that COVID-19 circumstances might go up from sooner or later to the following, Memphis and Shelby County are trending downward total.
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