COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATE 11/23/2020 

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 7 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 5 active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 122 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 41 active cases and 81 that have recovered.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/22/2020 4:45 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 5 active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 115 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 35 active cases and 80 that have recovered.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/21/2020 8:00 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 5 active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 113 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 34 active cases and 79 that have recovered.  Also, today, TCHD received 2 additional positive cases of individuals that do not reside in Tucker County but do work here in the county.  Their contacts have also been contacted and quarantined.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/20/2020 4:30 PM

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 5 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, we have 5 active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 111 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 34 active cases and 77 that have recovered.  Also, today, TCHD received multiply positive cases of individuals that do not reside in Tucker County but do work here or attend school here.  Their contacts have also been contacted and quarantined.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/19/2020 7:00 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 10 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Most likely, 2 more outbreaks will be declared from positives received today (currently, we already have 3 active outbreaks). The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 106 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 32 active cases and 74 that have recovered.  Also, today, TCHD received multiply positive cases of individuals that do not reside in Tucker County but do work here or attend school here.  Their contacts have also been contacted and quarantined.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/18/2020 6:30 PM

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 8 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.  Currently, TCHD is aware of 3 active outbreaks in the county, one in a long-term care facility and the other 2 are in the school system. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 96 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 23 active cases and 73 that have recovered.  Also, today, TCHD received multiply positive cases of individuals that do not reside in Tucker County but do work here or attend school here.  Their contacts have also been contacted and quarantined.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).

 

UPDATE 11/17/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 5 additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County resident. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 88 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 17 active cases and 71 that have recovered.

Please Be Aware and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday.  St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM.  Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday 11 AM – 12 PM (please call first 304-463-3331).

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBERS OF POSTIVE CASES ALL AROUND US! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS.  Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:

-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places

-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance

-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself

-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed

 

Other precautions to take:

 -Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

–Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.     Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

UPDATE 11/16/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 3 additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. One of these cases is connected to Tucker County Schools.  These additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 83 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 14 active cases and 69 that have recovered.

Please Be Aware and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBERS OF POSTIVE CASES ALL AROUND US! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS.

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. Governor Justice established a new Executive Order  it can be viewed at:

https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/Statewide-Indoor-Face-Covering-Requirement.aspx

 

 

UPDATE 11/15/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident. TCHD is investigating this case and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. The additional positive case currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 80 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 11 active cases and 69 that have recovered.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBERS OF POSTIVE CASES ALL AROUND US! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS.

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. Governor Justice established a new Executive Order  it can be viewed at:

https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/Statewide-Indoor-Face-Covering-Requirement.aspx

 

 

Please Be Aware and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

UPDATE 11/14/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 3 additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 79 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 10 active cases and 69 that have recovered.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBERS OF POSTIVE CASES ALL AROUND US! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS.

 

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. Governor Justice established a new Executive Order  it can be viewed at:

https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/Statewide-Indoor-Face-Covering-Requirement.aspx

 

 

Please Be Aware and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

 

UPDATE 11/13/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 3 additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County residents. None of these cases are contacted to each other or any other known cases.  TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 76 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 8 active cases and 68 that have recovered.

WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBERS OF POSTIVE CASES ALL AROUND US! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS.

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. Governor Justice established a new Executive Order  it can be viewed at:

https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/Statewide-Indoor-Face-Covering-Requirement.aspx

Please Be Aware and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

 

UPDATE 11/12/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident. This individual was a contact of a positive from another county. TCHD is investigating this case and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.

The additional positive case currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 73 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 5 active cases and 68 that have recovered.

Please take extra precautions and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors and follow these precautions.

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new information on Tuesday stating that evidence shows that wearing a mask can help protect you, not just those around you, from COVID-19. (The statement was an update to previous guidance suggesting the main benefit of mask wearing was to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus to others.)

-Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

-Avoid touching your face.

-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

Another important note, “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are positive for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

 

If you are a close contact and your test comes back negative, do you still need to quarantine for 14 days after being last exposed?

YES, YOU MUST SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS SINCE LAST EXPOSURE. It can take up to 14 days after exposure to the virus for a person to develop COVID-19 symptoms. A negative result before end of the 14-day quarantine period does not rule out possible infection. By self-quarantining for 14 days, you lower the chance of possibly exposing others to COVID-19.

UPDATE 11/11/2020

TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident.  TCHD is investigating this case and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.

The additional positive case currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 72 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic.  Currently, we have 5 active cases and 67 that have recovered.

Please take extra precautions and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors and follow these precautions.

WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new information on Tuesday stating that evidence shows that wearing a mask can help protect you, not just those around you, from COVID-19. (The statement was an update to previous guidance suggesting the main benefit of mask wearing was to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus to others.)

-Do not shake hands or hug others

-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces

-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people

-Avoid touching your face.

-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

Another important note, “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms.  Many people who are positive for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms.  When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.”  GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.

 

If you are a close contact and your test comes back negative, do you still need to quarantine for 14 days after being last exposed?

YES, YOU MUST SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS SINCE LAST EXPOSURE. It can take up to 14 days after exposure to the virus for a person to develop COVID-19 symptoms. A negative result before end of the 14-day quarantine period does not rule out possible infection. By self-quarantining for 14 days, you lower the chance of possibly exposing others to COVID-19.

 

 

WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. I recently visited Tucker County. I had breakfast at The Sawmill on October 5th. NONE of the staff were wearing face masks. I traveled for three weeks through NC, TN, WV, and VA. This was the only business where I observed employees not wearing face masks. I felt vulnerable and could not enjoy my meal. Sincerely, Don Ross

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