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Greeley, Evans leaders produce COVID-19 PSA

Health care, government and education leaders in Greeley and Evans have joined together to create a public service announcement urging residents to take precautions and help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Weld County.

 

Margo Karsten, President, Banner Health Western Region; Deirdre Pilch, Superintendent, Greeley-Evans School District 6; John Gates, Mayor of Greeley; Dr. Mark Wallace, Chief Clinical Officer for Sunrise Community Health; Marilyn Schock, President of UCHealth Greeley Hospital; Leah Bornstein,  President, Aims Community College; and Andy Feinstein, President, University of Northern Colorado each filmed segments for the public service announcement.

 

These leaders are urging Weld County residents to take extra precautions to help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in order to help hospitals from reaching capacity and overwhelming health care workers, to protect loved ones from contracting the virus, and to prevent serious illness and death among residents in our communities.

 

Weld County was moved on Sunday, November 22 to the Red Status on the COVID-19 Dial by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As of Sunday, the CDPHE reports Weld County’s positivity rate at 16.4 percent, with 1,242 cases of COVID-19 being reported in Weld County over the past two weeks.

 

These leaders urge everyone to share this message on social media to get the word out about the seriousness of the pandemic and the negative impact it is having on our communities. The message is published on the Greeley Schools YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb8b_x2MN1g.