BRHD specialist thanks the community for its response to COVID-19

LOGAN – A specialist with one of the most important organizations in a situation like we’re having right now is Keith Larsen, emergency services director with Bear River Health District (BRHD). Larsen was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program on Monday. BRHD started their workday on Monday with news of a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cache County.

“And the individual’s hospitalized; it was probably travel-related. No evidence of community transmission. So, so far, so good. We’ll just keep an eye on it and steady as she goes,” Larsen said.

He said he has seen residents take the suggestions seriously to avoid groups of 10 or more, stay at home as much as possible and do limited shopping to get groceries or visit the pharmacy.

“I think we’ve seen a great community response. There’s a lot of questions obviously and we get a lot of calls. But we’re doing our best to answer those. It’s been almost humbling because you see companies that are willing to donate and you see folks that are willing to stay at home. This is not a convenient thing…if we ask you to stay at home for 14 days in quarantine it is no fun.

But, he said he has had people thank him for the privilege. Larsen said it’s been quite overwhelming to see the community response. He said the single most important thing to slow the spread of the disease is to wash your hands regularly.

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5 Comments

  • Lindsey March 24, 2020 at 9:10 am Reply

    Our numbers are good because you refuse to test people that need and are asking to be tested.

    • John March 24, 2020 at 10:45 am Reply

      You’re right……they are sitting on millions of tests but don’t want to test you because they hate you! It’s a conspiracy against people named Lindsey!

      • Free Bird March 24, 2020 at 2:32 pm Reply

        Honestly John, I think it is our fine government in action.

  • Robyn Johnson March 24, 2020 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Why aren’t wefollowing the research studies that have been done? According to one dr. the elderly are dying because they need a few important vitamins. Very specific vitamins. Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A. 5000 units, Optimal Glutathione Plus, and Optimal Zinc. According to him the scientists aren’t following the research studies that have been done. He is on Facebook. Why are people not being tested when they have the symptoms? My coworker was told she didn’t qualify, but she attends USU. There are a lot of international students as well as students who traveled over spring break. BRHD do your job please.

  • Deja March 29, 2020 at 1:27 am Reply

    I’m not one to willingly give up my sovereignty and constitutional rights for what I believe to be, nefarious reasons. This covid-19……..nefarious.

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