Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Vaccinations Recommended for Everyone 6 Months and Older
The CDC now recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if and when eligible. Getting vaccinated can help protect you from severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Learn more.
Local vaccine providers will begin vaccinations of 6-month holds to 5-year olds this week. Please contact your child's health care provider or visit their website for details on vaccination appointments.
Get additional details on COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens.
Free Rapid Testing and PCR Testing Options
- Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home, rapid tests. Order your tests.
- Free PCR test kits are also available for pick-up locally or you can request to have them mailed to your home. Learn more.
164* New Cases Reported Since June 15
- 164* new positive cases reported since June 8.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 27,299
* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, it is widely believed that new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
- 11 County Hospitalizations: Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 9 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 2 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 11 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM
CDC Guidance for MEDIUM Community Level:
If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)
- Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies
If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
- consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
- consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible.
Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LEVEL
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Transmission Level = HIGH
The CDC's Community Transmission Level is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 population and is used by local healthcare facilities to determine internal protocol and procedures.
- No new deaths reported since June 1.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 299
- 64.9% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
- 56.8% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster
Get current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities.
Get information on local COVID-19 testing options.
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