7/22/2022 Weekly Update: COVID Community Risk Level is “High”

COVID Community Risk Level is High

The COVID Community Risk Level in Fayette County is now “high.” There have been 127 new cases reported to Fayette County Public Health in the past 7 days. There have been no new hospitalizations or deaths in that same time period. At-home tests are widely available but are not reported to FCPH. Individuals testing positive with an at-home test are not reflected in the number of cases reported.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following actions when the community risk level is high.

  • Wear a mask indoors in public
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

For more information about how the CDC determines community risk levels, visit this page.

Guidelines for quarantine and isolation can be found here.

COVID vaccinations available for ages 6 months and up

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) offers COVID vaccinations for children ages 6 months and up. COVID-19 vaccination can help protect everyone 6 months and older from getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Parents are encouraged to talk to their child’s doctor or a qualified healthcare provider to get the facts about COVID-19 and the available vaccines. Consent from a parent or guardian is required before youth under age 18 years can be vaccinated. Emancipated teens may sign their own consent.

Vaccination Schedule

Fayette County Public Health will offer Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer COVID vaccines and boosters on the following Tuesdays in August from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the health department office: August 2, 16, 23, and 30. There will be no clinic on August 9 due to a back-to-school childhood immunization clinic. Appointments for COVID or school immunizations can be made by calling 740-335-5910 or visiting faycohd.org/events.

Please bring:

  • COVID vaccination record if you have already received at least one dose
  • Health insurance card

There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Patient insurance is billed for a fee to administer the vaccine, but patients will not be billed.  To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events.

COVID-19 vaccination status in Fayette County

  • 13,568 started (48%)
  • 12,677 completed (44%)
  • 6262 first booster
  • 952 second booster

.COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

The numbers in parentheses reflect new cases over the past 7 days.

  • 8261 cases (+69)
  • 510 hospitalizations (no change)
  • 122 deaths (no change)
  • 7969 presumed recovered (+106)

Cases Per 100,000, 14-day period ending 7/20/2022

Fayette County: 445.2 per 100,000 (up from 326 last week)

Ohio:  391.4 per 100,000 (up from 334.1)

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.