By: Betty Lee
Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 cases have risen to an all-time high in Clay County. The surge in cases has caused schools to be closed for nearly a month, and businesses have been forced or have volunteered to shut down until further notice.
Ginos and Tudors closed temporarily, as well as Go-Mart, in order to track the virus and deep clean for public safety. The HUB has remained closed voluntarily to ensure the safety of their staff and do their part in not spreading the virus among the community. The courthouse was also closed until Thursday, Dec. 17.
The county remains in red, and with the upcoming holiday gatherings, it is predicted the cases will rise to an all time high. It is important to remember to protect yourself as well as others during holiday celebrations. Masks and handwashing are a must, as well as proper social distancing.
We all know that Christmas will not be the same with the guidelines to follow, but remember that you may be fine if in contact with the virus, but our older loved ones could have very different outcomes.