Gathering for Thanksgiving? Here’s what JoCo health officials recommend to stay COVID-safe

New cases and rates of hospitalization have gone up in Johnson County in recent weeks, prompting local health officials to issue new guidance ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday that includes a plea for eligible residents 18 and older to get their booster shots. Image used under a Creative Commons license. Photo credit anjuli_ayer.

New COVID-19 cases and rates of hospitalizations in Johnson County have increased over the past two weeks, prompting county health officials to urge residents to get their booster shots if they are eligible and to also take precautions during the coming holiday season.

Local doctors are encouraging eligible residents to get COVID-19 booster shots and take steps to help curb new infections and hospitalizations, which could spike even more following large gatherings and increased travel next week for Thanksgiving.