Wednesday, December 28, 2022
66 New Cases and 1 New Death in Last 7 Days
COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know
When you get tested:
- Make sure to test at the right time
- Choose the right type of test for your circumstance
- Follow test directions as recommended by FDA
When to Get Tested for COVID-19
Key times to get tested:
- If you have symptoms, test immediately.
- If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.
- If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
- Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level.
For guidance on using tests to determine which mitigations are recommended as you recover from COVID-19, go to Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.
MORE INFO ON TEST TYPES & CHOOSING A COVID TEST
Remember, every U.S. household is again eligible to order four rapid tests that will be mailed for free from the federal government. Americans are urged to use the tests when they have symptoms, before and after travel, and before visiting indoors with vulnerable people.
To order tests, visit: www.covid.gov/tests
Need help placing an order for your at-?home tests? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
VNA Offering Walk-In Vaccination/Booster Clinics
The VNA is hosting walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for primary series and bivalent booster doses, including pediatric bivalent boosters, at its clinic at 660 Iowa Street in Dubuque. Appointments are not required.
Clinics are scheduled for:
- Friday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 9, 3 - 6 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 30, 3 - 6 p.m.
Get information on other vaccine providers.
- 66* new positive cases reported since Dec. 21.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 30,459
* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
- 1 new additional death reported since Dec. 21. Dubuque County's total to date is 325.
Current COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM
COVID-19 Integrated County View
View the CDC's latest information on Dubuque County, including Community Level, Transmission Level, Vaccination Rates, and more,
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