Surge causes mask mandates to return - KN FLAX

Surge causes mask mandates to return

Surge causes mask mandates to return

July 12, 2022 - A recent surge in COVID cases has pushed Scott County back into orange, with some industries returning to mask mandates.

Just a few weeks ago, there were few new COVID cases in the county, but last Friday some 61 new cases were diagnosed, said Dr. Crystal Miller, public health director for the WEDCO Health District, which includes Scott County. The actual number of COVID cases is likely to be higher because of home tests.

“It has ramped up,” Miller said about new cases. “We are seeing between 50 and 75 new cases per day. We are going back and forth between red (very high risk of transmission) to orange (high risk). The ages are ranging from very young to older. People assume this is targeting just older people, but that is not the case.”

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