FCPH: the risk level of the COVID community remains “high”

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) has received reports of 65 new COVID cases, four new hospitalizations, and 74 new recoveries in the past seven days.

Home testing is now widely available and these results are not reported to FCPH, so the actual number of new cases is likely higher than reported. For more detailed data, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov and see the COVID Dashboard.

COVID community risk level is high

The community COVID risk level in Fayette County remains “high.” The home page of the FCPH website now features a widget so you can find the current COVID community risk level at any time. The data source is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit faycohd.org to see.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following actions when the level of community risk is high.

– Wear a mask indoors in public

– Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines

– Get tested if you have symptoms

– Additional precautions may be needed for those at high risk of severe illness

People can choose to mask themselves at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Quarantine and isolation guidelines can be found at: https://bit.ly/cdciq.

COVID vaccines available for children 6 months and older

FCPH offers COVID vaccinations for children 6 months and older. Vaccination against COVID-19 can help protect everyone against serious illness caused by COVID-19. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and boosters will be offered on August 23 and 30. Appointments for COVID or school vaccinations can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring your COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose, and your health insurance card. There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for vaccine administration costs, but patients will not be billed. To see more dates, visit faycohd.org/events.

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