Guilford County, Greensboro, Suspends Masks Mandate As COVID Circumstances Rise; elected representatives of the county met to debate the scenario. | Native

Alston said the possibility of a vaccination mandate for county employees was not addressed during the meeting.

On Monday, Mayors or their representatives from Greensboro, Jamestown, Gibsonville, High Point, Stokesdale, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Summerfield, and Burlington held the hybrid meeting in person and virtually to talk to each other and meet with county health officials and cone health .

When the group held their press conference at 6 p.m. after the closed session, Alston said the session was informative and introduced Don Campbell, director of Guilford County’s Emergency Services.

Guilford County Emergency Management Director Don Campbell

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“We came up with a handful of statistics,” said Campbell, “that really consisted of a pretty significant increase in the daily cases reported to the Guilford County’s public health service. Before that weekend, we had an average of about 115 cases a day last week. We have received 630 new cases in the last 72 hours, which is an average of 210 cases per day, which is a pretty significant increase. “

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Alston said he called the meeting to listen to officials across the county.

“That’s basically what we wanted to do today,” he said, “just share this information with our stakeholders. We wanted to hear what they were doing with this Delta Virus, where it was affecting the health of the community, and see if we could remove some of the hurdles they are currently going through. “

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