DR. FRANKOVICH SPEAKS: More on That New State Order, The Prospect of School This Fall and Much More Tackled In Todays Media Question Time – Lost Coast Outpost

” Im a pediatrician and a public health person, and I would like.
to see kids in school,” says Dr. Frankovich. She states that theyve.
been dealing with schools to see how this might work in the fall–.
arranging things in a way that we can have kids back in school.

She states that the Sheriff was.
recognizing that there was a need for individuals to have a day or 2 to.
ratchet down.
For us,.
provided our COVID numbers, it was not an emergency situation. This offered us.
latitude to accommodate the requirements of regional entrepreneur.
Some company.
owners forced to close indoor operations feel they have been.
blindsided by the order to close and see it as unanticipated. Does the.
county have any method of alerting these services about the closure.
orders ahead of time, so they come as less of a surprise?

The conditions with this pandemic modification rapidly. Schools have.
been developing contingency prepare for all sorts of different.
situations, and theyre attempting to prepared themselves to adjust to.
conditions as they alter.

Same things that we discuss all the time, states Dr. Frankovich–.
healthy diet plan, exercise, getting plenty of rest. Also: tension.
reduction. Do things that help you decrease stress.
The New York.
Times launched a short article the other day that read: “Trump.
administration strips CDC of control of coronavirus data.” What.
does this mean and is it a dangerous move?

The state order is in effect.
” I believe there was an acknowledgment that it was incredibly short notification.
for services,” Dr. Frankovich states. “Certainly I comprehend.
that a dining establishment who can not open to outdoor service is all of a sudden.
sitting with a fridge filled with food. Whichs an issue.”.

See above. Range knowing is not at all perfect, and theyre.
Working towards a hybrid or full website design.
Governor Newsoms.
statement to close a handful of business sectors today appears.
to be rather of an action back into the remain at home order. Do you.
anticipate a “seesaw” pattern of resuming some business.
sectors and closing them again as we progress through the summertime and.
into the fall?
Weve.
discussed this all along, Dr. Frankovich says– the capacity.
need for a time out or a rollback after opening. However despite the fact that were.
subject to state rollbacks, if we can continue to manage the rate of.
spread well we can at least avoid the need for local rollbacks.
What provides.
Humboldt County the authority to postpone execution of a state.
order that went into result Monday?

The intent has been to frame this as instructional. “And honestly, I.
think our numbers reflect that,” she adds.

Were discovering more about the transmissibility of the virus all the.
time, Dr. Frankovich states. Coughing, sneezing, singing– and even.
simply loud talking– can be riskier than other activities. Likewise,.
some individuals appear to send the infection more successfully..
it might be that some stress of the virus send more easily.

PPE? The facial coverings we utilize are planned to trap particles–.
specifically the big particles– that we all expel from our mouths.
when coughing, sneezing, talking, or perhaps breathing. If all of us wear.
masks, then we minimize the quantity of infection that is out there, drifting.
around in the air.
Youve talked.
about cases within the marijuana neighborhood, and also how people who do temporarily reside here are not included in our total case.
count. With both of these things in mind, the number of positive cases.
have actually been reported in Southern Humboldt? The county.
control panel has actually revealed 4 cases for a minimum of the last 2 weeks, which.
quite frankly appears on the lower end compared to other areas.
The.
case counts as presented on the countys map are precise, Dr.
Frankovich states– however people need to bear in mind that they show where a.
individual resides,.
rather than where an individual agreements the infection. Individuals must not use.
the map as a step of how safe or dangerous their particular neighborhood.
is.
Where do you.
base on schools re-opening this fall?

Also: Dont disregard your routine treatment for those underlying
conditions, so that your body is in the very best shape it can be need to
you contract the virus.
What suggestions
do you have for individuals to enhance their immune systems to be healthier,
and be prepared in the likelihood of infection?

” Obviously, we want [those] individuals to remain out of circulation as
much as possible,” Dr. Frankovich states. “Really, shelter in place
as much as possible, and decrease your danger of exposure.”

The county got really little notice about it, says Dr. Frankovich. The.
circumstance is so fluid that its tough to do that. Dr.
Frankovich says that she is certain that the state was really reluctant.
to provide this order, however felt that it was required.
Relating to.
decisions to close businesses, roll back re-openings, and implement.
local policy modifications on this level, can you please clarify who makes.
the final get in touch with this? Between yourself and Sheriff Honsal,.
which of you is greater ranking in regards to policy decision-making in.
the context of this pandemic? Or is this decided in another way?
Its.
not a bachelor driving the operation, states Dr. Frankovich. They.
have a policy committee that fulfills to talk about things. As the.
Health Officer, she has the authority to provide a health order, and.
that order is law.
She.
states that she relies on the cooperation of the Sheriff and other law.
enforcement authorities to guarantee that state and regional orders are carried out. The intent has been to frame this as academic..
its crucial to have enforcement offered for people who do not.
behave properly.
The majority of.
individuals have been responsible, Dr. Frankovich states. “And truthfully, I.
think our numbers show that,” she adds. “Its not just the.
tough work of contact tracers and people doing the screening in our laboratory.
and all of that– its the actions of most of our.
neighborhood thats keeping us in fairly great position. And I.
appreciate that.”.

In todays media schedule, Dr. Teresa Frankovich– Humboldt Countys health officer– discuss that huge statewide order bied far yesterday (and the countys hold-up in executing it). She likewise talks about the prospect of in-person schools opening in the fall, the evolving understanding of how the infection runs (and how to best safeguard ones self), the presidents removing of data from the Centers for Disease Control and more.
Video above. Concerns and summaries of Dr. Frankovichs responses listed below.
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Can you tell us a little bit about the state order that came out
Monday?
It was a surprise
and a frustration for many, Dr. Frankovich says. Humboldt County
is doing fairly well today. The state has to consider the
sheer number of cases that are being validated statewide today,
the quick boost in cases, hospitalizations and ICU usage. And also the high percentage of
people who are checking favorable.
This is an
” intermediate” procedure, Dr. Frankovich says, developed to
keep us from having to have to go back to full shelter-in-place mode.
Counties are being asked to participate in this effort.
The state is attempting
to take the riskiest activities– which are generally inside– off
the table for the time remaining in hopes of slowing the spread.
What kind of
readiness can individuals who experience disabling illness do to
avoid a more major start of the infection such as respiratory, heart
or asthma problems?

Dr. Frankovich states they require to speak with the schools to identify.
what they require. The county has gotten a bunch of kid-sized facial.
coverings, which is great. She anticipates that some teachers may.
want to use face shields in addition to facial coverings.
Its summertime,.
which also means the new school year is simply around the corner. What.
sort of assistance is Public Health providing local school districts and.
administrations when it comes to resuming schools in the fall? Do.
you think its possible for kids to return at that time and if so,.
what are your significant concerns? Or is range learning a most likely.
possibility?

Dr. Frankovich says she has “severe concerns” about this. The.
medical neighborhood– and others– have long viewed the CDC as.
being the agency that vets and makes readily available the finest possible.
details. If the data that the CDC generally produces disappears.
during this crisis, it will hinder our capability to react not just to.
This pandemic, but future ones.
Dr. Frankovich,.
some people appear to think that the rate of transmission of a.
virus is repaired. But differing strategies impact the rate of.
transmission. Might you please discuss how PPE availability,.
particularly for frontline healthcare workers, impacts the rate of.
transmission of a virus of this nature– which medical professionals and.
epidemiologists now understand is being transmitted by aerosolized.
particles from basic human functions like breathing out, coughing, sneezes.
and singing– and how the rate of transmission has the ability to change.
in a neighborhood.

” While Im enthusiastic well be able to have schools run with.
complete site instruction, its not clear yet that thats the case–.
or that if we open because method well be able to continue through.
the fall.
You have said.
contract tracing is affected by hold-ups in screening and increased.
social contacts lately. If agreement tracing is strained now, how will.
If schools reopen for in-person, it not become a more dire circumstance.
guideline?
” Our.
contact tracing capability is really good,” Dr. Frankovich says.
” The things that we can control? Were in truly good condition.”.
As has been gone over, the screening part of it is a big challenge.
right now.
As.
we stand, Frankovich believes the county could manage it– possibly.
depending upon what new screening capacity the county can build over.
the next month or 2.
What PPE is being.
supplied to the 31 school districts across the county and the.
county board of education?