UPDATE: Hospital officials said we can’t stop following warnings from public health officials, especially heading into the Fourth of July weekend. They said there is a personal responsibility for everyone to do their part.
Officials also stressed the severity of the situation and said we’re in a worse place than we were in the beginning of the pandemic.
People are urged to avoid crowds, especially if in a high-risk group.
Local government officials are not considering a masking policy right now for when people are out in the public.
Athens Limestone Hospital officials and city and county officials are holding a news conference about coronavirus on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
We expect them to discuss local cases and precautions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
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