ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw County has returned to a “high” COVID-19 community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between Aug. 4-17, weekly cases per 100,000 increased to 247.3, with 1,388 total confirmed cases, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department.
When community transmission is considered high, the following precautions are recommended:
- Wear a mask indoors in public
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- If you’re at risk for severe illness, consider taking additional precautions
Additionally, the Washtenaw County Health Department recommends wearing a KN95, N95 or multilayer surgical mask when indoors instead of a cloth mask.
At this “high” level, there is a high potential for severe illness and for the local healthcare system to be strained.
For more information, including where cases stand in Washtenaw County right now, click here.