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Washtenaw County is currently at a "medium" COVID-19 Community Level (since 12/9/22).
CDC guidance at this level doesn't include broad masking recommendations. However, 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.
Masking can provide a beneficial layer of protection. At a medium level, masking in indoor public settings is recommended for individuals at higher risk of severe illness. Anyone who lives with or has social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness should consider additional protective strategies, including masking indoors in public settings and regular testing.
Everyone is encouraged to use available, effective strategies to prevent and reduce the spread of illness in our community, including:
If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, the CDC recommends talking with your healthcare provider about whether you should take additional preventative actions.
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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