Douglas County’s new health officer, Dr. Jennifer Schrimsher, made her appointment official Wednesday afternoon, as new COVID-19 cases are dropping but still at levels where spread is a concern.
Dr. Thomas Marcellino, who has served as Douglas County health officer since before the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously passed an extension of the current countywide mask mandate for children through the end of the school semester.
Local public health officials will recommend later this week that Douglas County remove its public health order that includes a mask mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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