The COVID-19 Delta variant is a growing concern across the country and here in Dunwoody. Locally, we actually had fewer new cases this week than last (52 vs. 71). I feel proud and grateful that our community is highly vaccinated, and I hope this will slow the spread.
Another 400+ Dunwoody residents were vaccinated last week, bringing our percentage to 78% or so of all those who are eligible for the vaccine. As a reminder, as of last week in Georgia, 98% of COVID cases since the middle of January 2021 were among those not vaccinated. And less than a half of 1 percent of deaths were in those who were vaccinated. Most of those were in the very elderly.
Over the next few weeks, we will be partnering with several organizations to make sure everyone who wants a vaccine can get one, and anyone who has questions about the vaccine can find answers. If you are not vaccinated, please speak to your doctor. If you don’t have someone you trust, and you have questions about the COVID vaccine, please email me: Lynn.Deutsch@DunwoodyGA.Gov. I will find someone to speak to you.
With more people contracting the virus there will be more exposures. The rapid test is most reliable if you have some symptoms. For exposure and no symptoms, the PCR test is more reliable. Dunwoody Urgent Care is offering both tests (there is a fee for a rapid test). The testing site outside Perimeter Mall is offering a variety of tests and vaccines. The line has been long, but I understand it moves efficiently. Please note that it has moved in front of Dillards on the Ashford Dunwoody side. For more resources, you can check the city’s COVID testing page and vaccine page. The current CDC guidance for the fully vaccinated can be found using this link. Please remember how important it is to give one another space and grace in these challenging times.