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Macon County Moves to Medium COVID-19 Community Level 


Due to the recent uptick in cases, the CDC updated Macon County’s COVID-19 Community Level from low to medium. Weekly metrics used to determine the COVID-19 Community Level include the following: case rate per 100,000 population, new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population, and percent staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19. 

Based on our current community level, it is recommended that individuals should: 

  • • Stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses. 
  • • Get tested if you have symptoms. 
  • • Wear a mask if you have symptoms, have a positive COVID-19 test, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. 
  • • Wear a mask on public transportation. 
  • • Consider wearing a mask indoors in public and take additional precautionary measures if you are at a high risk for severe illness. 

Some community-level prevention strategies include: 

  • • Protect people at high risk for severe illness or death by ensuring equitable access to vaccination, testing, treatment, support services, and information. 
  • • Consider implementing screening testing or other testing strategies for people who are exposed to COVID-19 in workplaces, schools, or other community settings as appropriate. 
  • • Implement enhanced prevention measures in high-risk congregate settings. 
  • • Distribute and administer vaccines to achieve high community vaccination coverage and ensure health equity. 
  • • Maintain improved ventilation in public indoor spaces. 

A person may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect themselves and others. 

To learn more about additional individual-, household-, and community-level prevention behaviors and strategies that can be taken to help curb the spread, please visit and/or 


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