2022 COVID-19 Case Report
Click here to go to COVID Self-help Resources.

Links to other data, including cases affecting schools and long-term care centers:

Community-Based Guidelines for COVID Prevention

Updated May 22, 2022

In March, the CDC provided new guidelines to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on local COVID cases and hospitalizations. The guidelines use three measures to classify each county’s COVID level as low, medium, or high. Measures include the number of weekly new COVID cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 people and the percent of hospital beds used by COVID patients.

Effective May 19, Wood County is currently classified as MEDIUM. The following actions are recommended for individuals in communities classified as medium.


Keep your vaccinations up-to-date

Stay home if you are sick

Get tested if your symptoms could be from COVID-19

If you are at high-risk for severe illness:
Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
Have a plan for COVID-19 testing if needed
Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like PrEP (
pre-exposure prophylaxis), oral antivirals or monoclonal antibodies

If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness:
Consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
Consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

To learn more about COVID-19 Community levels go to COVID-19 by County | CDC.

COVID-19 Community Level Tracker

Use the CDCs COVID-19 County Check tool to find community levels in Wood County and other counties across the U.S.

School Guidelines

Updated February 25, 2022

Vaccination against COVID remains the best way to protect students and staff while limiting the impacts of the disease within the school community. Currently, individuals 5 years old and older are eligible to be vaccinated, and people 12 and older are eligible for a booster. Please see the documents below for additional information.

Guidelines for Minimizing Contagious Disease

Guidelines for Parents and Guardians

Guidelines for Teachers and School Staff

Guidelines for Sports and Extracurricular Activities