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Seneca County at high risk for COVID-19; CDC recommends indoor masks

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Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County residents should wear masks when indoors to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, according to new federal health guidance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised Seneca County’s COVID-19 risk level from “medium” to “high” last week.

The CDC looks at the number of hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area to determine risk level.

Recommendations for high-risk counties include wearing a mask indoors in public, staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, and getting tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness, according to the CDC.

According to information posted on the Seneca County General Health District website on July 29, there have been at least 210 new cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days.

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