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Erie County Moves to High COVID-19 Community Level

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An Erie County press release reads the following:

According to the COVID-19 Community Levels guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is updated weekly, Erie County is now currently at high risk. 

At this level, recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 include the following:  

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses, for 5 years and older, including those who are pregnant and plan on becoming pregnant. This means getting all recommended primary and booster doses when eligible.  
  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status.  If you are (or live, work or have contact with someone who is) at high risk for severe illness or have a weak immune system, consider rapid testing before gatherings and avoiding non-essential indoor gatherings.  
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.  
  • Wear a mask if you have symptoms, positive test results, or have been exposed to COVID-19.  
  • Stay home while waiting for test results. If you have positive test results, even if you don’t have symptoms, stay home and apart from others in your home and, if possible, use a separate bathroom; inform your close contacts to stay home and get tested.  
  • Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible. 

The community is welcome to contact the Erie County Department of Health for guidance. For details on how to stay up to date on vaccines and boosters, isolation and quarantine, preventing spread of COVID-19 in business establishments and events, and other information, contact covidresponse@eriecountypa.gov or 814- 451-6700 or fill out the online Community Form.