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Posted on: March 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] March 30, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

CDC Expands COVID Booster Eligibility; Quarantine & Isolation Calculator

COVID-19 Countywide Response


Wednesday, March 30, 2022


CDC Expands COVID Booster Eligibility

The CDC has expanded eligibility for an additional COVID vaccine booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19.
 
 People over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions, such as cancer, kidney, liver, and lung diseases,  dementia, diabetes, heart or brain health conditions, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, etc. 
 
For additional information, visit visit the CDC website.

Quarantine & Isolation Calculator

The CDC has launched a new tool to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.
 
To use the tool, or for more information, visit the CDC website.
 
REMEMBER:

  • Quarantine: If you were exposed
     Quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

  • Isolate:  If you are sick or test positive
     Isolate when you are sick or when you have COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms.

VIDEO UPDATE (Advance April 1 Version)

Video Update - March 30, 2022


16 New Cases Reported Since Mar. 23


 

NEW POSITIVES

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Reporting

  • 16 new positive cases reported since Mar. 23. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 25,897

New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • 4 County Hospitalizations:  Today, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 1 inpatient hospitalized with COVID and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 3 inpatients with COVID-19 and for a total of 4 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


DEATHS   

  • No new death reported since Mar. 23.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294


COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE

  • Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW

CDC Guidance for Low Community Level:

  • 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
  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
     - 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

COVID-19 Community Levels (JPG)

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 64.1% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 55.5% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster


For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/sleevesup or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).


For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit   www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/covidtesting


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