GAINESVILLE –As we enter this new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a new tool in our fight against COVID-19 to prevent community spread.
The CDC has developed a tool to help communities Know Your COVID-19 Community Level. This tool provides a county-by-county look at COVID-19 levels throughout the U.S.
It is designed to help communities decide what prevention steps are needed based on several factors: hospital beds in use, hospital admissions and total of new cases in the area. The data is then categorized into low, medium and high levels. Based on your community level, you can determine what precautions to take to protect yourself and others against COVID-19. For more information about this tool and to determine your community level visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html