Crawford County Still Experiencing High COVID-19 Community Levels

The Crawford County Health Department continues to be in the high COVID-19 Community Level. This means residents should take increased precautions against COVID-19, including wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator in public indoor settings. During a high COVID-19 Community Level, there is the potential for local health care systems to become overwhelmed due to increased levels of severe disease.

To prevent against severe cases that can strain our hospitals, we encourage residents to wear a mask in public indoor settings, stay up to date on your COVID vaccinations, test for COVID if you develop symptoms and stay home when you are feeling sick or test positive.

On August 11, 2022, the CDC updated COVID-19 guidance. Quarantine guidance, for those that have been exposed to a positive case and are asymptomatic, was updated to wearing a high-quality mask for 10 days and getting tested on day 5. Those that have had close contact to a positive case continue to have a higher risk to develop COVID-19 symptoms and should monitor their symptoms closely but do not need to stay home during this time unless symptoms appear.

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

  • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
  • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
  • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.

If you have questions about the current guidance, please call the Crawford County Health Department at 608-326-0229 or visit our website.

For more details about the CDC’s streamlined guidance visit: