COVID-19 surge still possibility for Sheridan

Dr John Addlesperger, at left, says a COVID-19 variant has been detected in Sheridan County. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

No one can predict at this time when, or if, a surge in COVID-19 cases will happen in Sheridan County, but Dr. John Addlesperger in a recent interview with Sheridan Media said although there have been no reports of COVID-19 here for several weeks, the possibility of a surge can’t be ruled out.

Addlesperger, who’s the hospital’s chief medical officer, said about 10 to 15 people are being tested a day for the disease, and that isn’t enough to say COVID-19 isn’t here in Sheridan County.

He said the only ways people can protect themselves against infection is to continue social distancing, maintaining at least six feet of separation, and wearing masks.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is prepared to deal with a surge if, or when, one happens. (Courtesy photo)

Addlesperger and others at Sheridan Memorial Hospital have said the hospital remains prepared to deal with a surge in the disease. Sheridan Media will have more on that in a later story.

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