Covid 19 cases are increasing.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continuing To Increase In US, CDC Says
ABC News (8/15, Benadjaoud, Kekatos) reports, “COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to increase in the United States, according to the” CDC. Data show that “for the week ending Aug. 5, COVID hospitalizations increased 14.3% from 9,026 to 10,320 weekly hospitalizations.”
CBS News (8/15, Tin) reports, “Nationwide, data collected from” emergency departments suggest “COVID-19 levels have been highest in recent weeks among seniors ages 75 and older, similar to what was seen during last winter’s peak.”
Here are a couple of useful links in case you get Covid 19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html#:~:text=If%20you%20test%20positive%20for,from%20others%20in%20your%20home. or are exposed to someone who has it. What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 | CDC.
Now the latter advises that you wear a mask when around others for 10 days. In spite of the controversy surrounding it, masking is effective if done in the right circumstances. I don’t see most people doing it for 10 days. I think you should be cautious when around people who are immunocompromised, vulnerable people if you have been exposed. I think testing after 4-5 days is also a reasonable precaution to take.