On Tuesday, March 2, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.
Highlights from the update include:
- Any vaccine appointments from JCDHE after Tuesday, March 2, are open to 65+ residents, as vaccine is available.
- Transportation is being provided this week to approximately 15-20 residents who do not have a way to attend a vaccine clinic.
- JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1,900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
- There were 438 new infections last week. This is down from 452 the week prior. This translates to an an average of 63 new infections per day.
- When calculated as a rate, we are at 73 cases per 100,000 resident per week. Our goal is less than 50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
- Our recommended phase for school gating criteria is the orange zone.
- COVID-19 testing remains available through JCDHE and state-sponsored sites at www.gogettested.com.