The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated Lyon County’s community level of COVID-19 transmission to high. Lyon County’s case rate is 259 per 100,000 population. This is higher than most other counties in northeast Kansas.
Lyon County Public Health is encouraging residents to act with caution to mitigate the spread of COVID.
• Wear a mask indoors in public
• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
• Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
• Get tested if you have symptoms
• Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
Many people in the United States have some protection, or immunity, against COVID-19 due to vaccination, previous infection, or both. This immunity, combined with the availability of tests and treatments, has greatly reduced the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 for many people. At the same time, some people—such as those who are older, are immunocompromised, have certain disabilities, or have certain underlying health conditions—continue to be at higher risk for serious illness.
If you believe you may have COVID-19, you can schedule a test at www.publichealth.lyoncounty.org. Alternatively, you can pick up a free at-home COVID-19 test at CareArc, 420 W. 15th Ave.