In the words of my favorite baseball catcher, Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vu all over again.” Well, maybe not quite but if you track COVID statistics, we are seeing a mild uptick in the number of cases in Monroe County. We still hold the distinction of being a county with the second lowest incidence of COVID-19 in the US. We have seen a resurgence because of cases in colleges. We are seeing some sporadic cases in most, if not all school districts. But, unlike the spring when we were not sure of where we were going, we have a better understanding of how we can contain the spread. Public schools are not shutting down when someone tests positive. We are not “freaking out” with the upward trend we are seeing. These are positive steps. But at the same time, we really do not want to have to retrace our steps and shut everything down. So please stay calm and stay smart when it comes to being socially responsible.
And remember to get your flu vaccine. It is even more important this year.