Emergency declaration ends Local response activities continue

Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director, said local COVID-19 response activities will be continuing forward even as the federal public health emergency declaration expired Thursday.

“Although the federal emergency declaration ended, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities and SHDHD will continue some pandemic response activities,” Bever said.

“Most importantly, COVID-19 bivalent vaccine will continue to be available in our health district for the foreseeable future. We will be ordering, receiving and dis...


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