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Floyd, Fayette, Cerro Gordo Counties See Rise in COVID Risk Level

The level of risk for COVID-19 transmission is on the rise in three north Iowa counties, including Floyd County.

In one week’s time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows Fayette County made the biggest change, going from a “moderate” risk level for the 7-day period ending July 25th to a “high” risk level for the seven days ending August 2nd.  For the same time frame, Cerro Gordo County rose from “moderate” to “substantial” risk level.

The CDC is recommending that even people who have been vaccinated should wear facemasks indoors in counties at “substantial” or “high” risk levels of coronavirus transmission.

Floyd County moved from the “low” to “moderate” risk category, but still avoids the CDC’s mask recommendation. Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek held steady as “moderate” risk counties while Bremer, Butler, Franklin and Worth counties remained in the “high” risk category. Mitchell County is the only area county to be rated as “low” risk for community COVID transmission for both assessment periods thus far.

A link to the latest ratings map can be found here.

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Mark Pitz

News Director
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