Omicron variant detected in Polk County
There has been a case of the Omicron variant detected in Polk County. The case involves a vaccinated individual over the age of 18. This individual did not receive their COVID-19 booster. The individual has mild symptoms and has not traveled.
The Polk County Health Department contacted the individual and is working to contact close contacts. Individuals who are positive for COVID-19 are advised to isolate for 10 full days according to the CDC guidance.
This is an important reminder to be fully vaccinated including a booster, stay home when you are sick and wear a mask in public.