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COVID-19 Community Level is Now High in Cortland County


The CDC reported that Cortland County’s community level is now high as positive cases continue to rise.

No action is required as of this time; however, the CDC encourages the public to utilize mitigation strategies used throughout the pandemic to slow the spread of COVID-19. These strategies include:

  • Getting and staying up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Test when feeling symptoms or after an exposure
  • Wearing a well-fitted mask regardless of vaccination status, especially in public indoor areas
  • Avoid crowded and poorly ventilated areas
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when the former is not available

The CDC also reminds the public if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, follow these steps regardless of vaccination status:

  • Isolate for a minimum of 5 days, with day 0 being the day you exhibited symptoms or were tested
  • Wear a well-fitted mask when out the home during the day 6 through 10
  • Notify anyone you were in close contact within 2 days of the day you exhibited symptoms or were tested
  • If symptoms don’t improve, continue to isolate and speak to your health care provider about available treatment options
  • If your employer of school requires documentation, Affirmation of Isolation Forms can be found at Cortland-Co.org that can be filled out by yourself

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