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Memorial Hospital Staff Warns of Another Holiday Spike

Memorial Hospital staff in Jasper are encouraging Dubois County and surrounding areas to doing their part when it comes to helping slow the spread of the virus.

Posted: Dec 22, 2020 3:30 PM
Updated: Dec 23, 2020 6:52 PM

A group of doctors and nurse practitioners are urging the public to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.

The Memorial Hospital staff in Jasper says the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in the last several weeks has been alarming.

The health care workers are encouraging Dubois County and surrounding areas to doing their part when it comes to helping slow the spread of the virus.

“We know that masking, social distancing, and hand washing will help us ensure that we have the resources to care for the patients who are most in need. These things are easy to do and help curb the spread of illness while allowing us to keep vital businesses operating and our economy strong,” the hospital staff wrote in an open letter to the community.

The Memorial Hospital Physicians and Nurse Practitioners say the cases from over the Thanksgiving holiday are overwhelming hospital staff as we head into another holiday weekend.

They are asking for increased mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing guidelines.

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We're going to be looking out for another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs should peak in the mid to high 90s with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 105°. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. By that time there is a good potential of some rainfall and storms picking up across the Tri-State. There is a chance we could see some severe weather develop with these storms. We'll start to see relief return Friday afternoon into Saturday.
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