ANY time you think about leaving your home the region's health boss wants you to think - is it worth risking the health of the district's medicos?
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) is steady at 36, but the risk is far from over.
Western NSW LHD chief executive Scott McLachlan has taken to social media to plead with community members to listen to government messages on restrictions.
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"I have a simple message - stay at home," he urged.
"Every time you go to leave your house, ask yourself if it's worth the risk of getting COVID-19 or if it's worth potentially giving it to one of our health team."
Mr McLachlan said controlling COVID-19 was going to be a battle and right now the district's health teams were relying on the community to do their bit.
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"Behave as if COVID-19 is in your community, because the chances are at some stage it will be," he said.
"If you have to go out, if it's unavoidable, stand away from people. Don't touch your face, wash your hands.
"Don't let our health staff down - stay at home."
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