As the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department continues to monitor an increase in the spread and impact of COVID-19 across the county, TLCHD recommends that the public know their COVID-19 Community Level and take additional precautions against COVID-19.
Lucas County’s average cases per day is 38.14, up from the previous two weeks daily average of 22.36. Furthermore, as of May 12, Lucas County’s cases per 100,000 individuals is 264.3, an increase of 197 percent from the previous 2 weeks.
TLCHD continues to track the impact of COVID-19 using CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels, which are based on the number of new cases and hospital capacity. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and CDC recommend the following COVID-19 prevention steps as we approach medium-level:
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
- Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms
People may choose to mask at any time. However, those experiencing symptoms, who have tested positive, or have a loved one with a compromised immune system, or have an infant or child too young for vaccination, should wear a mask in accordance with existing guidance. More information on prevention strategies and the new guidance on community levels can be found: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-bycounty.html
Residents are encouraged to continue to use all available tools to protect themselves from COVID-19. Vaccines, boosters, and tests are widely available. Vaccines and boosters reduce the risk of COVID-19, including the risk of severe illness and death among people who are fully vaccinated.
TLCHD continues to offer free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 p.m. For additional Lucas County COVID-19 data and resources please visit: https://lucascountyhealth.com/coronavirusupdates/