Hamilton County Seeing Substantial Spread, COVID-Relief Resources, Rental Assistance Available
HAMILTON COUNTY (8/4/2021) – All of Hamilton County, including the Village of Golf Manor, have been identified as an area of “substantial spread” of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Substantial spread occurs when an area sees more than 50 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days. Hamilton County is currently at 54.07 cases per 100,000 residents.
In updated guidance for substantial spread areas, which now includes Hamilton County, the CDC recommends:
- Everyone, including those fully-vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings.
- Fully-vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Fully-vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- Universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Vaccination is the best tool available to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and readily available in Hamilton County. There are more than 200 locations throughout Hamilton County that provide vaccines at no cost. Most clinics do not require appointments.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or are experiencing financial difficulty due to the pandemic, visit 513Relief.org or call the United Way’s 211. 513Relief.org is a one-stop website with vaccine and test locations as well as COVID-19 financial relief options such as the Hamilton County Rent and Utility Program. The Rent and Utility Program can cover up to 12 months in past rent and three months in future rent. Learn more at 513Relief.org.