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Not out of COVID woods yet

It may be the calm before another storm or it could be the beginning of a return to normalcy across Warren County. On both Monday and Tuesday, there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported.

While that is reassuring, this is not the time to get careless. We all witnessed some of the worst from the virus around the holidays through February. Things here have stabilized. That is very good news.

Going a step further, as vaccinations continue to increase, the state Health Department also is endorsing the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. Simply put, if you are fully vaccinated, you can begin to have a few less restrictions.

Some of these include:

≤ You may visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks or social distancing;

≤ You may visit unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 indoors without masks or social distancing; and

≤ You do not have to quarantine or test following a known exposure if they are not symptomatic.

“People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or more than two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine,” according to a Department of Health release.

And when you are in public, continue to wear a mask. There are others desperately seeking the vaccine at this time.

We must continue to be good neighbors.

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