Washtenaw County is currently 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 risk. 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:
Everyone eligible should get vaccinated. Protection can weaken over time after getting vaccinated. Everyone 12+ should get a booster dose when eligible (www.washtenaw.org/covid19vaccine)
Seek testing if feeling ill or if you have been exposed. Stay away from others if you are feeling ill, have been recently exposed, are waiting for test results, or have tested positive (www.washtenaw.org/covid19whattodo
) If you test positive, talk to your doctor right away about treatment options to prevent severe illness.
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.
Those who are immunocompromised or have a history of severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible for medications to help prevent COVID-19. Talk to your healthcare provider or learn more here.
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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