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.
- 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)
16 New Cases Reported Since Mar. 23
- 16 new positive cases reported since Mar. 23.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 25,897
- 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.
- 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
- 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).
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