Rural adults face special challenges to their health and well being as they age, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 is a new challenge to the vulnerable elderly population, requiring additional caregiving efforts.
Sulphur City Manager Andy Freeman this week reminded motorists driving and parking around Sulphur Schools to obey traffic laws and signs. Even though the signs, one of which is shown in the above photo, have been in place for several years, motorists continue to park along both sides of West 9th Street during school hours. It was noted that parking on both sides of West 9th Street from Broadway north to Wynnewood Street is prohibited Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when school is in session.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Sulphur Public Schools enrolled 1,497 total students as of Monday, according to Superintendent Matt Holder.
Five-year-old Kindergarten student, McKinley Williams, excitedly hugs assistant Ms. Kristi Null, on the first day of school last Wednesday. Williams had not seen Null since school was closed early in the spring due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Chart courtesy of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This chart compares self-reported symptoms at the time of positive SARS-CoV-2 testing results and unresolved symptoms 14-21 days later among 274 adult outpatients. The study during the pandemic involved 14 academic health care systems in the U.S. from March to June, 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to work to understand what they call “the full spectrum of COVID-19-associated illness.” The novel virus that quickly created the worldwide pandemic is rapidly revealing its nature and symptoms through research by the CDC and many other organizations and health care systems.