FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Fort Bend County Judge KP George lowered the county’s COVID-19 threat level indicator from orange, the system’s second-highest threat level, to yellow, the system’s second-lowest threat level, due to a decrease in COVID -19 cases, ICU visits and hospitalizations in recent weeks.
The yellow risk category represents a low or moderate threat of COVID-19 in the province.
George said the wide availability of the COVID-19 vaccine was one of the reasons he lowered the county’s COVID-19 risk level.
More than 443,600 residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the county’s COVID-19 response website. 75% of county residents ages 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
George urged residents to continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.
“The vaccines against the COVID-19 virus are the best line of defense against this virus and have proven to be extremely effective in those who have received full doses,” said Judge George. “We have free testing centers, the vaccinations are free and we continue to inform the community about the vaccine. We are working with our community organizations and churches to get more people vaccinated.”
Click here to learn more about Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 risk level indicators, guidelines, and related information.
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