Ann Stehn is Horizon Public Health Administrator. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

At a media briefing on the emergency measures in the county earlier this week at the Stevens County Courthouse, Horizon Public Health Administrator Ann Stehn said we need to assume the COVID-19 virus is circulating in our communities.

“We’ve been working diligently with our partners in the community to be as best prepared as we can for this, we’re calling it a, marathon. This isn’t going to be over in the really near future,” said Stehn. “And so it’s just important that we all are working together to try to keep our communities safe. So please stay informed and stay up to date. The information is changing on a daily basis and we want you to stay home if you’re sick. That’s one of the most important things.”

The extreme measures, she noted, are being done to give more time for medical and health systems to better prepare for an expected increase in patients.

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