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Most of North Iowa Now Considered High Risk for Coronavirus Transmission

Most of north Iowa is now considered “high” risk for the level of community transmission of coronavirus.

The latest ratings from the CDC for the period ending Sunday, August 15th now has Floyd, Chickasaw, Mitchell, Fayette, Butler, Bremer, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, and Worth counties all listed in the “high” risk category.  Howard and Winneshiek counties were rated for “substantial” risk of COVID transmission.

The CDC recently updated its COVID guidelines and is now saying even people who have been vaccinated should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of “substantial or high transmission.”

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Mark Pitz

News Director
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