Forsyth County COVID level drops to medium
Published 10:56 am Monday, June 27, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control has updated its COVID-19 Community Level for Forsyth County to medium.
COVID-19 Community Levels are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. The level can be high, medium or low. Forsyth County was low from March 10 until May 26, when it was updated to medium, and then it was raised to high on June 2.
CDC guidance for areas with a medium COVID-19 Community level includes:
• If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease
• Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and 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 and 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
To see the most up-to-date CDC guidance, go to cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, 799 N. Highland Ave., and all county libraries. You can also order eight free test kits from the Department of Health and Human Services at covid.gov/tests.
To schedule a vaccination appointment with Forsyth Public Health, visit Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine. To find other vaccine providers, go to covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines