Lee County is now at a HIGH Community Level of COVID-19 due to an increase in the case rate in the community. The Lee County Health Department (LCHD) is advising residents to take additional actions to protect themselves and those around them from the spread of COVID-19.
CDC’s county tracker indicates high community level for Lee County, as well as some other counties in our region. CDC Community Level metrics are designed to help communities take action when COVID-19 spread is increasing impacting health and healthcare systems in their locality.
At HIGH Community Level, the public can take the following actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– Wear A Mask while in public indoor settings, regardless of your vaccination status.
– Avoid Crowded Indoor Settings.
– Stay Up-To-Date On COVID-19 Vaccines by being vaccinated and getting your booster shots
– Know Your Risk and Plan Ahead. Those at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should talk to their healthcare provider and have a plan for possible treatment options if they become ill with COVID-19. Consider asking indoor contacts to self-test to detect infection before getting together.
“To protect yourself, your family, and community, take the recommended actions to prevent COVID-19 based on community level. This phase of the pandemic calls for self-care.” said Cathy Ferguson-Allen, Administrator of the Lee County Health Department. “Due to the High Community Level of COVID-19, all individuals regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks when in public indoor settings.
If you test positive for COVID-19 contact your healthcare provider right away to see if treatment options are right for you, even if you currently have mild symptoms. Let’s work together to have a safe, healthy, and fun summer.”
To order free masks and test kits or to find treatment, vaccine, and booster shot locations, visit covid.gov.
The Lee County Health Department has free test kits available as we are out in the community; you can also receive by stopping by the health department Monday-Friday 8-4:30. If you are symptomatic, please don’t come in to the department to pick up a kit. Call 284-3371, ext. 2124 to make
We will be holding a vaccine clinic soon-watch our Facebook page or website (www.lchd.com) for information.
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