You may have noticed that the CDC has moved Whatcom County back to ‘low’ on their COVID-19 dashboard. The reality is that our case rates continue to hover on the border between low and medium based on CDC criteria. The agency’s dashboard currently shows Whatcom with a case rate of 171. If we reach 200 cases or more, we would be back in the medium-risk category again.
We can’t predict the future, but our COVID-19 cases may very likely go back up into the medium range, or even yo-yo back and forth for the next several weeks. Nobody wants another summer crushed by COVID-19. The choices you make now can really help us stop the spread of this disease:
Get tested if you have symptoms or were exposed.
Stay home if you are sick.
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
Wear a high-quality mask, like an N95 (indoors, in public, and especially if you are at increased risk of serious illness).
If you’re at increased risk of serious illness, remember that drugs to treat the virus are most effective if started soon after infection.