Hamilton County ranks COVID-19 community level 'high'

Hamilton County ranks COVID-19 community level ‘high’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Hamilton County as having a “high” COVID-19 prevalence. The CDC looks at a combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents in the past seven days, the proportion of inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. Population in the last 7 days – to determine the level of the community COVID-19. Hamilton County health leaders weren’t about to ask anyone to hide their feelings about their last call to consider putting masks on again. In the middle of summer, they know that many citizens are done when one woman says, “Impossible.” “You know, we have to work together as a community and I know many people are completely done with COVID-19. They are ready to move on. But still here in our community,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman. “We encourage businesses and public sites to consider mask policies. You know, again we want people to work together as a team. We have to do this together so that we can continue to keep our businesses open, keep our hospitals healthy, and keep our residents healthy.” For retailers on Friday, the situation remained the same. Ace Hardware in Hyde Park Plaza has been leaving it up to you, as it has been since the height of the pandemic.” 10 to 15% of the people who come here are wearing masks, said Assistant Director John Ducliffe. On any given day, the percentage may be as high as 5%. We’ve seen days when no one wears a mask.” Brown Stadium. Same numbers for the weekend series between the Reds and St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. “I mean, obviously the ball game is outside. And one of the things we’ve learned is that there’s just a fundamental difference between being outside and being inside. So, if you get the vaccine, outside, you’re completely safe,” Mike DeWine said Friday. Being indoors is the focus, because the BA.5 Omicron variant accounts for 78% of new cases in the area, said Ray Anderson, one of the county health officials. Columbus residents, “I’m happy to be outside in public.” “Going out to bars and going to parties. Especially a group of graduation parties. To be about to celebrate with our friends and family. I think it’s all careful and smart.” Hamilton County still runs vaccination clinics like the one in Norwood Custerman advised having knowledgeable nurses on duty who can answer any questions you might have about getting vaccinated or getting a booster. About your vaccination status Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations Get tested if you have symptoms If you are at high risk of serious illness consider taking extra precautions Talk to your doctor to find what works best for you. Stay home if you are sick.TestAndProtectCincy.com has a list of vaccination sites, PCR test sites, test and treatment test sites, and places where you can find home test kits.For more information about Hamilton County public health, visit over here

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Hamilton County as having a “high” COVID-19 prevalence.

The CDC looks at a combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents in the past seven days, the proportion of inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. Population in the last 7 days – to determine the level of the community COVID-19.

Hamilton County health leaders weren’t about to ask anyone to hide their feelings about the last call to consider putting on masks again.

In the middle of summer, they know that many citizens are done.

And while one of the women was blown away, “Impossible.”

Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg stated, “You know, we have to work together as a community and I know many people are completely done with COVID-19. They’re ready to move on. But it’s still here in our community.” Custerman. “We encourage businesses and public sites to consider mask policies. You know, again we want people to work together as a team. We have to do this together so that we can continue to keep our businesses open, keep our hospitals healthy, and keep our residents healthy.”

For retailers on Friday, the situation remained the same.

Ace Hardware at Hyde Park Plaza has been leaving it up to you, as it has been since the height of the pandemic.

“10 to 15% of the people who come here are wearing masks,” Assistant Director John Ducliffe said. “At best. You know, on any given day it can be as high as 5%. We’ve seen days where no one wore a mask.”

Cincinnati will be seeing huge gatherings downtown this weekend.

More than 90,000 people will gather at the music festival at Paul Brown Stadium.

Same numbers for the weekend series between the Reds and St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

“I mean, obviously the ball game is outside. And one of the things we’ve learned is that there’s a fundamental difference between being outside and inside. So, vaccinate, outside, you know, you’re totally safe,” he said. Mike DeWine said Friday.

Being indoors is the focus, county health officials said, because the BA.5 Omicron variant accounts for 78% of new cases in the area.

“I’m glad to be back outside in public,” Columbus resident Ray Anderson said. “Going out to bars and going out to parties. Especially a bunch of proms. Being about to party with our friends and family. I think it’s all very careful and smart.”

Hamilton County still operates vaccination clinics like those in Norwood.

Kesterman advised that there are knowledgeable nurses on duty who can answer any questions you may have about getting vaccinated or getting a booster shot.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immediate Recommendations:

• Wear an appropriate mask indoors, in public places, on public transportation and in crowded outdoor areas, regardless of vaccination status.

• Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.

• Get tested if you have symptoms.

• If you are at high risk of developing a serious illness, consider taking extra precautions. Talk to your doctor to find what works for you.

• Stay home if you are sick.

TestAndProtectCincy.com has a list of vaccination sites, PCR test sites, treatment test test sites, and where you can find home test kits.

For more information about public health in Hamilton County, visit here

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