The positive case demographics for both weeks are as follows:
|Friday, September 16, 2022 to Thursday, September 22, 2022|
|Friday 16 September to me
Thursday, September 22
|no vaccine||1 dose of
|late for booster||Until now||totals|
13.8% of cases re-infected.
Effingham County remains at the community average level for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes the following recommendations for those in the mid-level community: • Stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses.
- Maintain ventilation improvements.
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for isolation if you suspect or have confirmed COVID-19. • Follow recommendations on what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. • If you are at risk of developing severe disease, talk with your health care provider about additional prevention measures.
At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preferences, based on their personal level of risk. People who have symptoms, test positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
Remember that the more steps you use, the higher the level of protection you create for yourself. Stay up to date on your COVID vaccines and boosters. People who receive vaccinations have a much lower risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 than people who are not vaccinated.
The new bivalent COVID booster is now available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1904 S. Banker St (oil change spot in front of Village Square Mall) 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a ride through the clinic. When receiving a booster dose, please bring your COVID Vaccine Card with you. You can also call the Effingham County Health Department at 217-342-9237 and choose the CLINIC option to speak to someone who can check your eligibility and answer questions about the vaccine.
A free Covid testing center is available in the White Hoop Building by the Effingham County Department of Health, 901 W Virginia Ave, Effingham. Drive-Thru Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 to noon and in the afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- No insurance is required for these free tests.
- This service is available to anyone seeking testing.
- For ages 5 years and over.
- No doctor’s appointment or request required.
- Fast results on the same day.
- Quick tests while supplies last.
- PCR results take 2-3 days.
- There will be no testing on days when the Ministry of Health is closed.