Covis Cases

Covid-19 cases within the past two weeks

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 256 new COVID-19 cases in the district since the last reporting period on 1/3/2022.

Area hospital rooms continue to fill, and with state numbers on the rise, the hospitals are beginning to get close to a tipping point. Patients with severe illness or problems having to be transferred to other hospitals are looking at a 3-4 hour wait for placement in another facility if a bed can be found at all.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination updates: Pfizer shortens the time between the completion of primary vaccination of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and booster dose to at least five months.

Pfizer booster doses are approved for individuals 12+ by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

A 3rd Primary Dose of Pfizer for individuals 5-11 years of age with immunocompromising conditions are approved through EUA. This third dose needs to be administered at least 28 days or longer following the second dose of the two-dose regimen. People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional primary shot is appropriate for them.

COVID-19 isolation period for positive individuals and quarantine period for exposed individuals have been updated.

If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status:

Stay home for at least five days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after five days, you can leave your house.

Must continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.

If you have a fever, stay home until your fever resolves.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, ARE FULLY VACCINATED and have received your COVID-10 booster dose if eligible:

Wear a mask around others for ten days.

Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, stay home and consider getting a test.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are NOT fully vaccinated:

Stay home for five days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.

If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for ten days.

Test on day five if possible.

If you develop symptoms, stay home and consider getting tested.

NCDHD does not currently have J&J (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccines available. If/when J&J vaccines are available, NCDHD will notify the media.

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