Clinton and Edgar Counties, IL. and Clinton County, IN. (ECWd) –
“Do as I say, not as I do”
Local health Departments have been preaching about mitigating the COVID-19 threat through the use of social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands . . . to the public.
How can they ever expect people to pay any attention to them when they do not follow their own guidance?
Here is what some of them do when they think the public is not paying attention:
Edgar County Health Department (from a few weeks ago) – a group of people representing a new business in Paris, Illinois, decided to do a “joy drop” at the Edgar County Health Department in appreciation of what they do, particularly during this COVID crisis. They posted a video, which shows the meeting room within the Department filled with people in a closed room, not social distancing, and mostly without wearing masks. There were at least 15 people in the room, only 2 can be seen with a mask on, and several wearing Health Department employee shirts:
Next is the Clinton County (Indiana) Health Department Director who made a video telling people to wear masks, and to wash their hands often, however, at the end of the video, he gives a high-five to a child – which gives the impression that high-fives, and by extension, handshakes, are no longer discouraged:
Finally, on Aug 7th, the Clinton County (ILLINOIS) Health Department Interim Administrator was featured in a couple photos, along with a Public Health Nurse, and the emergency preparedness coordinator. First, a group photo was posted to a Facebook account showing several people without wearing masks and not social distancing, then, later, a new photo was uploaded showing the same group photo of them all wearing masks. The first photo was removed. A resident saw the photos, captured them, and posted a comment about them to his Facebook page: