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Posted on: January 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

News Flash - low covid community level

Updated: March 11, 2022

Washtenaw County is currently considered at a "low" COVID-19 community level. At this level, masking in indoor public locations is no longer broadly recommended according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At all levels, people can wear a mask based on preference or increased risk for themselves or others. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. If choosing to wear a mask, a multilayer, surgical, KN95, or N95 mask is recommended rather than a cloth mask. 

Everyone is encouraged to use available, effective strategies to prevent and reduce the spread of illness in our community, including:  

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, the CDC recommends having a plan for rapid testing if needed and talking with your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for COVID treatments if needed. You may also choose to take increased precautions if you live with or are frequently around someone who is high risk.

Please remember that COVID-19 is still present and will be part of our lives for a while, perhaps even indefinitely. Additional surges are possible and recommendations regarding prevention strategies may change as conditions evolve or in the event that Washtenaw County moves to a higher COVID-19 Community Level. Please be prepared to take measures in the future to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. Learn more about community levels and prevention recommendations here

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