Citing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fargo Cass Public Health issued recommendations on Tuesday, August 3 for all indoor people in affected areas and K-12 students and teachers to follow CDC guidance and wear masks. , regardless of being vaccinated or not.
"The delta variant is 200% more transmissible compared to previous COVID-19 strains," said Holly Scott, a spokeswoman for Fargo / Cass Public Health, in a press release. “In counties with a significant or high transmission rate, residents are advised to wear masks in closed public settings; this includes those who are fully vaccinated. "
According to the CDC's COVID-19 Data Tracker, the delta variant cases in Cass County were listed as substantial on Wednesday, August 4. In In the last week, cases have soared 3.25%, marking a total of 4.65% of the total positivity rate, which compared to a month ago has more than doubled, according to the North Dakota COVID-19 panel.
Following the recommendation, the Fargo Public School District will discuss options for what to do and North Dakota State University changed its mitigation policies to reflect the "worrisome" spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus.