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COVID-19: Doctors urge community to make health priority during Labor Day Weekend

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Marians are excited about Labor Day Weekend.

"I’m so cooped up in my house it will be nice to just get out," said Vanessa Hererra.

Even though it’s the first time Labor Day will be celebrated during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Doctors at Marian Regional Medical center are glad the community is working hard to follow health protocols.

"Over the last few weeks we’ve started to see the cases coming into the hospital decline as a result of all the precautions that we’ve been taking," said Dr. Scott Robertson with Marian Regional Medical Center.

But they’re concerned about a possible surge in coronavirus cases after the holiday weekend.

"So it makes us a little nervous knowing that another holiday is just around the corner and what we’ve seen throughout the pandemic whether it was Easter memorial day or the Fourth of July two or three weeks after every single holiday we saw another surge of cases," said Robertson.

As Labor Day weekend approaches doctors urge the community to make their health and safety a priority.

"When we have these holidays we all want to get together and have everybody over to the house to either cook out or have a nice dinner together but that can be very dangerous. And so we need to keep our social distance keep your hands clean and use our masks," said Robertson

Doctors say the more we continue following health orders the faster we can get past the pandemic.

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