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Posted on: August 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] August 19, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19; 136 New Cases and 2 New Deaths Reported Since Aug. 10

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, August 19, 2022

CDC Changes Dubuque County COVID Community Level Back to High

 The CDC switched Dubuque County's COVID Community Level from medium back to high yesterday, Aug. 18.  Residents are encouraged to follow the CDC's guidance for this level:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status (including in K-12 schools and other indoor community settings)
  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
    - Wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection
     - Consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed
     - Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to 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

COVID-19 Community Levels High (JPG)

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call 563-556-6200.  
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