WACO, Texas (FOX 44) — COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Waco McLennan County Public Health District as people from central Texas return from vacation.
It’s part of a nationwide trend to recommend wearing masks in several counties around Dallas.
By the end of 2022, McLennan County had 65 cases per day on a 7-day moving average.
The district believes that number could rise from people undergoing covid testing at home.
Waco-McLennan County Public Health Commissioner Lashonda Marley Horn said:
Marley-Horne said the last recorded increase in cases was during the back-to-school period from August to September.
Marley Horn advises everyone to take care of their health before re-entering public places.
“If you have a child who feels unwell and may have a fever, take him to the doctor. School nurses say don’t bring him to school until the fever is gone for at least 24 hours.” I guess,” says Marley-Horne.
For parents experiencing bad weather, Marley Horn recommends avoiding contact with children to prevent the spread of germs.
Similarly, Bell County Public Health Director Amy Yeager advises everyone to avoid kissing other parents’ babies.
Whether masks are recommended in McLennan County is a personal decision, says Marley Horn.
“If friends, neighbors, or people you work with start wearing masks, respect their decision and let them know that not only are they protecting themselves, but they are also protecting themselves from certain types of respiratory diseases. Please understand that it may be protecting you from a virus or a disease,” Marley Horn said.
Both districts have seen cases of colds and RSV, urging communities to pay attention to hygiene.
“Wash your hands often, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer often, and remember to cover coughs and colds,” said Marley Horn.