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By Allan J. Bassler

Safety Director Warns Blair County: COVID Complacency is a Danger

Urges Use of Masks, Social Distancing to Control Spread

Series: Coronavirus | Story 101

Last updated 7/27/2020 at 2:16pm

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Blair County Public Safety Director Mark Taylor at an event on July 2 recognizing area nursing homes for helping to control the spread of the coronavirus. Taylor told the county commissioners on July 21 that the public still needs to be vigilant by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Failure to do so could mean a resurgence of the virus in the fall.

The Blair County Commissioners were told on Tuesday, July 21, that COVID-19 trends in the country are "positive" but said complacency among the public remains a danger and that the disease is not defeated.

Mark Taylor, Blair County public safety director, made his report at the commissioners' work session, which was held via teleconference. The county invited news media organizations to dial in to listen to Taylor's report.

Taylor said that it is "helpful for the public to get an update" on the current pandemic situation in Blair County.

Taylor reported that the first case of the novel c...

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