As the Guthrie County Health Services saw an uptick in spring COVID-19 cases they hope that the summer season brings down cases. 

Director Jotham Arber explains there is some logic to the viruses being neutralized during the summer months because of more people being outside and the sun’s warmth. Arber says that there is another reason why they did see cases rise. 

 “The only downfall to that logic is that in the summers you do have larger gatherings, so you do have chances for more spread. But we do anticipate that heat and sun and outdoors should mitigate some of the challenges that we see and hopefully keep cases low.

Arber adds that they have seen a total of 30 positive cases since June 10th but explains people’s immune systems are handling the virus a lot better.