DSHS regional director: Another surge possible if citizens drop COVID precautions

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Thursday, February 17 2022 Feb 17, 2022 February 17, 2022 2:02 PM February 17, 2022 in News - Local

With companies dropping mask mandates nationwide, the regional director for the Texas Department of State Health Services is warning the public that another surge could happen if they stop masking up. 

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“It's going to be very important for any parent or any individual who has increased risk to really keep an eye on hospitalizations in your area and that percent of COVID, and so right now we're still high,” Dr. Emilie Prot said. 

Dr. Prot added that local hospitalization rates are plateauing, but warns another surge could happen if people drop COVID precautions. 

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