CDC Recommends All Individuals Wear Masks Indoors In Substantial, High Transmission Areas

Several local counties are listed at the substantial or high transmission level

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(Undated) – A number of local counties have been listed in orange or red status for substantial or high transmission of COVID-19. 

This week, the CDC recommended all individuals, including vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission – regardless of vaccination status. 

The recommendation comes due to concern about the Delta variant, which is said to spread more easily and quicker than other variants of COVID-19.

Transmission status for local counties can be seen below: 


  • Dearborn County: High
  • Franklin County: High
  • Ohio County: Moderate
  • Ripley County: Moderate
  • Switzerland County: High


  • Boone County: High
  • Kenton County: Substantial
  • Gallatin County: Substantial
  • Carroll County: Moderate


  • Hamilton County: Substantial

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Kentucky and Ohio have reported over 6,000 COVID-19 cases each in the last seven days, while Indiana has seen close to 6,000 cases in the same period.

The CDC says even fully vaccinated individuals can become infected with the Delta variant and can spread it to others. However, data shows that vaccinated individuals are less likely to become hospitalized than the unvaccinated. 

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