Currently, 63% of Cuyahoga County is fully vaccinated.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — After Cuyahoga County dropped to a “low” community level for COVID-19 last week according to the CDC, local officials gave an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Ohio.
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health hosted a virtual update on the pandemic.
During the update, Budish, Cuyahoga County Board of Health Commissioner Dr. Roderick Harris and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Director Dr. Prakash Ganesh provided updates on the pandemic.
The full update can be found from 3News in the media player below:
Budish encouraged that individuals who haven’t been vaccinated should do so as well as their children.
“We have seen over and over again that we are not in the clear. As people continue to spend time together we could easily see another surge,” said Budish. “I urge you again to get vaccinated if you haven’t already. Take your kids with you, children under 5 can now get the shot.”
According to Harris, at this time, 63% of Cuyahoga County residents are fully vaccinated.
“Vaccination is all about keeping people healthy and keeping people out of the hospital and reducing our deaths in our community,” said Dr. Ganesh. “It is the best way for us to get back to our regular life and having COVID-19 be another respiratory virus we see circulating in our community.”
In the update, Dr. Harris and Dr. Ganesh provided protective measures that can be taken in order to keep Cuyahoga County at a low level:
- Getting tested when you are around individuals you don’t live with
- Getting tested if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms
- Getting tested before traveling and when you come back from traveling
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine if you haven’t already
- Staying up to date with COVID-19 boosters
- Wearing a mask indoors
The news last week of Cuyahoga County moving into the “low” community level was an improvement from previous week’s of being at a “medium” and “high” community level.
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
Want to be among the first to know the most important local and national news? Download the free WKYC app and get updates right on your phone: Android, Apple.