CLEVELAND — Keep your mask handy.
Ashtabula, Lorain and Cuyahoga County all hit the orange high level and CDC guidance advises this is the time when you should wear a mask in public indoor spaces including public transportation.
So what does all this mean for you?
Make sure you’re up to date with vaccines, test if you have symptoms, stay home if you’re sick. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, had exposure to an infected person or if you’re at high risk.
Keep in mind, the reported case numbers are way below what’s really out there. That’s because many are home testing which doesn’t get reported, and many are asymptomatic or confusing COVID with seasonal allergies.
Those who really need to mask up include organ transplant recipients, those with autoimmune disorders, those who are immunocompromised, such as cancer patients, those with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and all those who are in close contact with these people.
Even though hospitalizations and deaths aren’t skyrocketing in Ohio, experts say even mild cases of COVID can bring on the Long Haul Syndrome.
In this episode of Health Yeah! With Monica Robins, Lorain County Health Commissioner Mark Adams and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda discuss the importance of taking precautions and what we can next expect. You can watch and listen in the player above.
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