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Posted on: February 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels Tool

The CDC has launched the "COVID-19 Community Levels" tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.

The CDC has launched the "COVID-19 Community Levels" tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. 

CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.

Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high. Learn more about the new tool and see where Broomfield lands.

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