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CDC: Erie County now at 'medium' COVID-19 level

The county had been in a 'high COVID-19 level' since April 22 following an increase in cases in the region.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Friday, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shared that COVID-19 cases in the county have gone down enough to move into the "medium" category for the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels.

The county had been in a 'high COVID-19 level' since April 22 following an increase in cases in the region.

In addition, Chautauqua County had reported a 'high' COVID-19 level last month, but they are now listed by the CDC as having a 'medium' COVID-19 level.

Other counties in the Western New York region are either listed as medium or low COVID-19 levels.

People living in communities in the CDC’s “medium” category are encouraged to practice individual and household-level prevention behaviors, including:

  • If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, talk to your health care provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing).
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact or consider wearing a mask when indoors with them.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
  • Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible.
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing) and talk to your health care provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies.

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