Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are encouraged to wear masks indoors in public places in Cerro Gordo County.
The CDC has rated the county as being at “substantial” risk for community spread of COVID-19 and under new CDC recommendations, all people, regardless of vaccination status, are urged to wear masks while indoors in the county’s public establishments.
In a Facebook post last week, Cerro Gordo County Public Health noted, “This guidance comes from data showing that the Delta variant is highly transmissible compared to past strains AND that vaccinated people experiencing a breakthrough case can spread the virus. This was not a significant concern with other variants.”
The post also read, “As the school year resumes, remember that kids under 12 can not yet be vaccinated and need your help to stay healthy. Per Iowa law, schools can not mandate masks or enforce quarantine, but you can encourage your kids and your school board to support those who choose to wear masks.”
If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, CGPH recommends talking to your provider, visiting any number of area pharmacies or contacting your county health department.