Help Flatten the Curve — Covid-19 alters mountain life as events, sports, schools close

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By Patric Hedlund, TME

Enormous numbers are increasing exponentially as results from more tests for the coronavirus disease Covid-19 are beginning to flow from America’s Centers for Disease Control (the CDC).

45% Surge Overnight

Overnight, the number of those infected in the United States surged in a 45% leap from Wednesday, March 18 to Thursday morning March 19. Nearly 9,000 people have now tested positive in the U.S. since more tests have belatedly begun to become available.

The backlog in testing will fuel more surges in…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Overnight the United States leaped onto the same growth curve as Italy. Compare that to the flat growth curve for Hong Kong, Singapore, even Japan. Flatten the curve! Avoid groups. Wash your hands. Social distancing is critical to slow the curve.

The Frazier Park Public Utility District front office is closed to protect the public and its employees, so they can continue to serve us healthy water. The signs on the door tell how to pay your bill online, or use the mail slot, like Arthur Wilson above. They are at the phones, also.

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This is part of the March 20, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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