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County COVID Numbers Continue to Spike with Vaccinations Low

August 25th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Although Allegany County’s COVID-19 numbers are spiking dramatically- and the vaccination rates are among the lowest in the state- Commissioner Jake Shade tells WCBC News there are no plans to consider a vaccination mandate. The state has implemented mandates for some state employees and health care workers; and many private businesses are moving in that direction. Allegany County’s vaccination rate of just over 41% is nearly 20 points behind the rest of the state. Shade said that is a concern- but the commissioners aren’t supportive of a county wide mandate…