Wayne County’s community risk level elevated to high, according to CDC

ONTARIO, N.Y. (WHEC) — Wayne County’s community risk level was elevated from low to high by the CDC on Thursday and today the Wayne County director of public health sent out her own alert.

"The CDC’s community risk level is a measure of the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems," said Diane Devlin, Wayne County Director of Public Health. "It is important we protect our most vulnerable at high levels of community transmission," she said. "Some people and communities, such as our oldest citizens, people who are immunocompromised, and people with disabilities, are at higher risk for serious illness."

Wayne county public health urges everyone at high risk for serious illness to wear a mask in public places to reduce their risk of exposure and risk for serious illness from COVID-19. The county health department has also noted an increase in the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 over this past week.