Every Wiregrass County but Geneva County is considered very high risk right now by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Geneva County is facing a high-risk situation.With new cases of COVID-19 reported everyday, how are our hospitals adapting? Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charles Harkness says they are not strapped with COVID patients yet, but the volume is going up and that is their biggest concern. He said we cannot stop the virus, but we can slow it down by wearing masks.
The Coronavirus is mainly transmitted through moisture droplets coming out of the air people breathe when they breathe out. Chief Medical Officer at Southeast Health, Dr. Charles Harkness, explains how a mask prevents transmission of COVID-19.