93 IL counties at High or Medium COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels

(KBSI) – Nearly 100 counties in Illinois are at a High or Medium COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that as of August 5, according to the CDC, 93 Illinois counties are at High or Medium levels.

Southern 7 Health Department (S7HD) reports that all seven counties located in the Southern 7 region (Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union) are listed at High Level.

What to do to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“What this means is that each of the hospitals in the Southern Seven region are impacted by the increase in positive COVID-19 cases here at home” said Shawnna Rhine, S7HD Community Outreach Coordinator. “Vaccinate if you are able, use caution when in public, and isolate then contact your doctor for medical attention if you feel sick to see if you are eligible for therapeutics.”

Tap here for more information on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and what residents can do to be safe.

COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children age 6 months to age 18 are available at each Southern 7 Public Health Clinic by appointment only. Adults can also get their shot, without an appointment, on the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van.

IV medications and oral pills can now be used to treat COVID-19. Talk with a health care provider to see if you are eligible for one of these treatments. You will need a prescription.

To find the Southern 7 Public Health Clinic in your county, visit southern7.org, download the Southern 7 App or call 618-634-2297.

For a complete schedule of WOW Van dates in your area, visit Southern 7 Health Department on Facebook or call 618-634-2297 ex. 9161.

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