Precautions reccomended as New Hanover County’s COVID-19 Community Level raises to high
Published: Jan. 6, 2023 at 11:46 AM EST
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - New Hanover County’s CDC COVID-19 Community Level has been increased to high as of Friday, Jan. 6.
“The CDC Community Level looks at the COVID-19 case rate and impact on the healthcare system to determine which level a county should be classified as. According to the CDC, New Hanover County’s current case rate per 100,000 population is 298.97 and new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population is 12,” said NHC in a release.
With a high community level, the CDC recommends:
- Limiting time at indoor public locations
- Wearing a fitted mask
- Getting tested if exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19
- Staying up to date on vaccines and boosters
- Practicing good hygiene; such as hand washing
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