Health fair canceled because of pandemic
An increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the county prompted a decision to cancel this year’s county health fair.
County health nurse Diedre Serene said organizers nixed giving flu shots at the fair, but then became concerned about the health of hospital laboratory staff and decided to cancel.
“We don’t want to put the laboratory people at risk,” Serene said. “At the rate they’re working right now, we can’t afford for any of the lab workers to get sick, so we feel like we need to do this.”
Serene said she’s sure the number of COVID tests being conducted at both hospitals has increased, and it’s important to keep needed laboratory workers healthy.