Jefferson County Public Health’s weekly reports COVID-19 and the transmission risk dial are being replaced with state data and perennial safety recommendations beginning April 3, officials …
Jefferson County Public Health’s weekly reports COVID-19 and the transmission risk dial are being replaced with state data and perennial safety recommendations beginning April 3, officials announced this week.
Last week, health officials said the two-week COVID-19 case rate in the county was moderate, and the recommendation to wear high-quality, well-fitting masks in shared, indoor spaces continues.
A total of 30 new COVID cases were reported last week, and the two-week rate was 190 per 100,000 people.
The new cases were reported to the health department from Saturday, March 18 through Friday, March 24.
A total of 37 Jefferson County residents have died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry recommends mask-wearing when entering crowded, indoor settings or when feeling under the weather. Officials said that recommendation will stand even after the state rescinds its masking order for healthcare settings on Monday, April 3.
Jefferson County Public Health’s Communicable Disease Team will continue to post information about COVID-19 on their website, but that information will now come solely from the Washington State Department of Health.
Residents may report their positive home tests results to the state at safercovid.org/mytest/index.html?lang=en.J.