Another COVID case was announced in Petersburg Wednesday night. The Emergency Operations Center says a third case was identified in the same household as two other cases announced Tuesday. The new case is also related to recent travel like the other two.
The person has been told to isolate by Public Health and contact tracing is underway.
These three cases are the only active cases in Petersburg now. The current community risk level is low, the schools risk level is low, and the hospital’s level is moderate. The weekly positivity rate is 4.6 percent with 41 tests pending as of Thursday.
COVID testing is currently free for all travelers at the Petersburg airport, regardless of residency, and it is strongly recommended. Testing is required for anyone who is not fully vaccinated and arriving in Petersburg from out of state. Free follow up testing is also recommended 5-14 days after arrival at the airport.
The Emergency Operations Center is asking residents to not be complacent about COVID mitigations and to continue good masking, hand hygiene, proper social distancing and avoidance of crowds.
According to the state, Petersburg’s residents are about 75 percent vaccinated for COVID. That’s out of residents 16 and older who are eligible to get the vaccine. Free vaccinations are still available through PMC.