Health Department reports Chattanooga in “High” Covid category

Recommend indoor mask wearing

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department says our area has once again hit the “high” transmission level for COVID cases.

We have averaged 135 news cases a day voer the last week.

The CDC recommends that communities in the high category wear masks indoors and in public places, regardless of vaccinations.

They say:

— it is extremely important that if you experience or exhibit any symptoms to be tested quickly.

— Masking continues to be an important tool in slowing the spread of COVID. Masks help slow the spread of illness by reducing the number of virus droplets that may come from someone by sneezing, coughing, singing, talking, or breathing.

— It is especially important to wear masks because ill individuals may not show symptoms (asymptomatic). Masks also help by reducing the inhalation or breathing in of these droplets by the person wearing the mask; therefore, the overall benefit of wearing masks comes from
the combination of reducing the droplets that are spread and protection from breathing them in.

 

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