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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new interim Public Health Recommendations for individuals that have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The following recommendations for fully vaccinated people include:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19, 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) , or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson). In addition, for now, fully vaccinated people should continue to take precautions in public that include wear a well-fitted mask, avoid medium and large sized in person gatherings, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with other unvaccinated people who are at risk for severe or increased risk of COVID-19 disease.
The U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced the Rural Energy for America Grant Program is currently open to stakeholders. The REAP Program is designed to assist rural businesses and ag-producers to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Some of the approved projects include: biomass; geothermal; hydropower; and small and large wind or solar generation; high efficiency heating; ventilation; and air conditioning systems in addition to insulation; lighting; doors and windows; and cooling and refrigerating units. The grant application deadline is March 31st and additional information can be obtained online by visiting rd.usda.gov/newsroom.
As a reminder, tomorrow March 10th, there will be a planned water outage for the Townsite Tyrone for the purpose of installing the new section of the main line. Residents are urged to plan ahead as the water is anticipated to be off from 9:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. Updates or changes will be posted both on the website at tyronehomeowners.simplesite.com and their Facebook page.
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