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Oak Park, Cook County at medium level of COVID-19 transmission

May 6, 2022 - With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the region, Oak Park and the rest of Cook County are currently at the medium level of transmission.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Community Levels Framework defines medium transmission as higher than 200 cases per 100,000 residents.

As of May 4, the Oak Park Health Department is reporting 509 cases per 100,000 residents. 

Based on the current CDC guidance, Oak Park health officials recommend wearing a mask indoors to protect those at high risk for severe illness from a COVID infection including adults over the age of 50, those with underlying medical conditions, and the immunocompromised.

Other recommendations include socializing outdoors if possible and avoiding poorly ventilated indoor settings and getting tested before attending a family or public event. Home tests are ideal for this purpose.

Residents are encouraged to contact their doctor right away to get treatment for COVID if diagnosed and to get any COVID-19 vaccine boosters for which they are eligible. 

Click here for more information from the CDC about COVID-19 community levels.