Jefferson County saw 268 cases in April 2022, more than twice as many as March. In fact, it was the 4th highest monthly total seen we’ve had during the entire pandemic. Moreover, our two-week case rate was 584 per 100,000 people as of May 10. That’s almost three times the “high risk” level, defined as 200 per 100,000. For the most current case rate, go the County Health Department’s online risk calculator at https://jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19. About half of all new cases recorded in Jefferson County are from people who took a home test and reported it to the health department. You can report a test result at the link above. Masks are no longer required in Jefferson county except for medical facilities, congregate care housing, and a few other instances. However, our Health Officer, Dr. Allison Berry, strongly recommends wearing masks in all indoor public spaces. And please, if you have symptoms, get tested right away and take precautions so you don’t infect anyone else, especially people who are immuno-compromised.