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Ehler: Minimum Change With Elevated COVID Risk Level

As of Oct. 19, Panhandle Positivity Rate at 7.9 Percent

The Panhandle Public Health District announced on Oct. 19 that the level of concern has moved further into the Orange, or High Risk stage.

As of Monday, Oct. 19, there have been more than 17,000 people tested, 1,396 who were positive for the COVID-19 virus, 1,010 who recovered, 375 currently active, 20 active hospitalizations and 11 deaths related to COVID-19.

The PPHD report on Oct. 12 that the COVID-19 caution level increased to Orange, or High Risk. As of the school board meeting that night, the change in status has little impact on the day-to-day affairs of Sidney schools. Sidney School Su...


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