According to the CDC, Brown County's COVID-19 level is at "medium risk" over the past week.
It means the number of people in the community who have the illness and the number of hospitalizations has increased and the local healthcare systems are being impacted.
Health departments around the area are encouraging people to take simple precautions. Leaders say to get the vaccine if you haven't yet, and residents may want to consider wearing masks in indoor public spaces.
If you're a high-risk person, you can talk to your doctor about additional protections you may want to take.