Chatham County Health Department Admin gives COVID-19 update to County Commission

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The top administrator at the Chatham County Health Department weighed in today after following the President Biden’s announcement regarding vaccine and testing mandates for certain sectors of health care workers, federal employees and private business.

Chatham County Health Department Administrator Dr. Chris Rustin says at this point it’s too early to tell what effect the Biden Administration’s announcement regarding vaccine and testing requirements will have here in Chatham County.

“You’ve seen that the announcements been made, but there are already talk about challenges to that announcement. And so until it really plays out, and actually gets put in place, it’s too soon to tell. I do hope that it will encourage people to want to get vaccinated,” said Rustin.

In the most current data Dr. Rustin shared with Chatham County Commissioners this morning, about 47-percent of county residents are fully vaccinated. That’s about two percent higher than the state average.

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