RRH COVID-19 ADVISORY & RESPONSE (10.29.20):

Statement from Jim Suver, RRH President/CEO ~

“We are currently seeing an uptick in the number of positive results from RRH COVID-19 tests, including hospitalizations. I would like to take this opportunity to urge our community to continue to practice the safety guidelines put in place by California and Kern County Public Health Departments. With the holiday season now upon us, we all play a crucial role in minimizing the impact of the virus in our community. Please avoid unnecessary travel, large gatherings and multi-family events, which are proving to be key players in the spread of the virus. Recently we have been starting to enjoy some of the looser restrictions and returning to some form of normality; however it is critical that we all do our part to avoid moving back into more restrictive measures, which could well happen if we are not careful. We are a small town, without the hospital capacity of our larger neighboring cities and a surge in Ridgecrest and our service area could be detrimental to our efforts. Let’s all remain vigilant in our response and we will get through this together. Thank you.”

Kern County Public Health Services Department continues to recommend the following protective measures: (Español

  • If you go out for essential activities or to shop for necessities, remember to maintain at least 6 feet distance from individuals who do not live in your household.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfection.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
  • Stay away from large gatherings and crowds both in public and in private.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work and away from other people.
  • Follow State face-covering Guidance 

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