The Christian County Health Department has noticed a slight uptick in the positivity rate in Christian County, but at this point are not looking to cancel any functions, tighten restrictions for schools, or make a mask mandate necessary again.
Marcie May, with the CCHD, spoke to Regional Radio News and said that the positivity rate has gone up, but not in senior citizens, as they are the most vaccinated group in the county. She said the positivity rate has increased in the younger population more. No events have been canceled by the health department, they are asking you to take precautions. Wear a mask if you aren’t vaccinated or if you feel unsafe, and practice social distancing as best you can when in larger groups.
As of Monday, there were 18 new cases of COVID-19 with 6 currently in the hospital. There have been nearly 23,000 vaccines administered and the positivity rate for Christian County is sitting at 6.2%. The health department would like it to be at under 5%.