The Adair County Health Department on Friday issued a list of precautions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the start of the 2021-2022 school year approaches. Based on the Health Department’s current surveillance and contact tracing, officials strongly recommend that all residents take the following steps: Use masks indoors including all schools, businesses, and public places. Get vaccinated if you are 12 years of age or older. Get a booster vaccination when they become available. Avoid gathering with other people whenever possible. Get tested for COVID-19 if you think you have been exposed to the virus. See the full list of recommendations posted on the Adair County Health Department’s Facebook page.