Rolling Pin Pastry Shop announced Thursday they have temporarily closed their lobby sales out of safety precautions, marking the latest example of a local business affected by the newest surge of COVID-19 caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant.
A new record for average cases per day in the seven-county region — as well as Daviess County — has been set with each of the last few updates from the Green River Health Department.
According to Friday’s update, the current seven-day average for the entire district is 413.3 new cases per day, and 193.5 for Daviess County alone.
Though symptoms of omicron generally appear less severe than previous strains, there’s still been an increase in hospitalizations.
In their latest update on Thursday, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital reported they had 45 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, with 31 of those being unvaccinated. Twelve of those were in critical care, all unvaccinated. And eight were intubated, all unvaccinated.
As a result, OHRH is postponing all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay through Jan. 21. Officials said the decision was made due to the rise in COVID-19-positive patients and the hospital’s ability to maintain its normal scheduling patterns.
Though quarantine and isolation requirements have been shortened by the CDC, businesses like Rolling Pin are still being affected week in and week out.
Health officials continue to push for everyone to wear a mask in crowded spaces and get vaccinated (only 57.79 of Daviess Countians have been vaccinated).