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COVID-19 Reduces Threat Levels to Fort Bend County Yellow

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Fort Bend County residents can breathe a little easier after County Judge KP George and other local officials announced that the COVID-19 hazard level had been reduced from orange to yellow.

According to a news release, the county previously had a moderate to significant risk but cases have seen improvement and officials were able to reduce the level of risk from low to moderate.

“I am happy about the work we have done in Fort Bend County to ensure that the COVID-19 case rate is decreasing in our county and region. We have successfully applied more than 460,000 vaccines, and 46% of Fort Bend residents 16 and older have received at least one dose, ”George said. “It is through the efforts of our county commissioners, the Office of Emergency Management, Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services, our community partners and residents that we see a decrease in the spread of this virus.”

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Despite the low risk level, residents are still being asked to take some precautions, including:

  • Avoid large public / private events

  • Avoid non-essential business and personal travel

  • Use public transport carefully

  • Practice good hygiene and social distance

  • Avoid visits to vulnerable homes in nursing homes and long-term facilities and hospitals

People are “able to resume careful contact with others but minimize unnecessary contact with the weakest.”

Residents have also started leaving the home, according to the release, with physical disturbances, frequent hand washing, staying indoors when they are ill, and continuing to use face covering.

For more information, visit Fort Bend County Website.

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