Montgomery County has returned to the elevated to "high" community level of COVID-19, according to County data and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
COVID-19 cases also are increasing throughout the nation as Omicron’s BA.5 variant has become the predominant strain circulating. The BA.5 variant spreads easily, and while symptoms are generally not severe, it is still important to practice important COVID-19 prevention steps.
Based on high community level, the CDC recommends the following steps:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Wear a well-fitting face covering indoors in public, regardless of your vaccination status.
- Get tested if you have symptoms or are exposed.
- If you are high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions and whether you are a candidate for treatments.