As residents approach the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is warning people that COVID is resurging in the county.
The Centers for Disease Control has now classified Greene County as a medium impact area as the area has sign a rise in weekly COVID-19 cases over the past month.
Last week, Greene County saw a rolling average of 87 cases per day, up 10% from the previous week.
With the medium impact designation, the CDC now recommends residents:
- Wear a face mask while indoors if you are at high risk for severe illness or have frequent contact with a high-risk person.
- Get tested if you are exposed or have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Stay up-to-date on vaccines and boosters
SGCHD recommends, if you or your family plan to celebrate, to consider an outdoor gathering to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Those interested or in need of a vaccine or booster shot can visit vaccine417.com for information regarding locations and appointment times.