Last updated: Friday, 1/22/2021

  • 1/22/2021     1.88 yellow
  • 1/15/2021      2.54 orange
  • 1/8/2021       2.63 orange
  • 12/31/2020  2.38 orange


This risk gauge is calculated using these data sets:
  • The overall positivity rate of COVID testing in our jurisdiction
  • The weekly positivity rate of COVID testing in our jurisdiction
  • The trajectory of the local case counts (increasing or decreasing)
  • Health care system capacity
  • Availability of critical medical equipment
  • The identification of community clusters/community spread
  • Availability of COVID testing
  • And the ability to trace all the contacts of the positive cases within 24 hours
 

COVID Risk Dial & Community Guidance

 

COVID Yellow: ModerateCOVID-19 Spread Risk

Yellow signifies a moderate, but controlled level of COVID-19 in the Four Corners district.  Residents should remain vigilant but can resume more interaction with others using face masks and 6 feet of distance.
  • At Home:
    • No distancing for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected.
    • Quarantine and testing of symptomatic persons.
    • Outdoor activities with distancing are acceptable.
    • No face masks for people in their own homes without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected.
    • Face masks for symptomatic people.
    • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching high contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating.
    • Monitor for COVID-like symptoms.
    • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures).
  • Outside the Home (Work, Social, In Public):
    • Limit activities outside the home.
    • Distance at least 6 feet from anyone outside the home.
    • Work from home when possible.
    • Individual activities such as walking, biking, etc. are acceptable.
    • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred.
    • Gatherings and events only with modifications (i.e. physical distancing, face masks, etc.).
    • Follow the CDC Travel Guidelines.
    • Face coverings for anyone over 2 years old, when indoors or when physical distancing of greater than 6 feet is not possible.
    • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching  high-contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating.
    • Use hand sanitizer when handwashing is inaccessible or infeasible.
    • If sick with Flu-like or COVID-like symptoms, Stay at Home.
    • Minimize contact with symptomatic people.
    • Daily temperature checks at work.
    • Avoid bare hand contact with any high touch surface.
    • Use barrier such as paper towel or clothing when bare hand contact is unavoidable.
    • Wash hands or apply sanitizer after touching high-contact surfaces.
    • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures).
  • At-Risk or Vulnerable Population: For those over the age 65, people with underlying health conditions, and other populations at heightened risk from COVID-19:
    • Stay home as much as possible.
    • Rely on help for needs outside the home (groceries, medications, etc.).
    • Distance from those working outside of the home.
    • Wear a face mask around others.

COVID ORANGE: Elevated COVID-19 Spread Risk

Orange signifies a significant level of spread of COVID-19 in the Four Corners district,  meaning that there is an ongoing high level of transmission of the virus.  At this level, residents should limit activities outside the home unless for work, school, medical care, or food.  Residents should wear face masks, ensure 6 feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, and only visit businesses that follow public health guidance.
  • At Home:
    • No distancing for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected.
    • Quarantine and testing of symptomatic persons.
    • Outdoor activities with members of your household are acceptable.
    • Small gatherings with modifications (i.e. physical distancing, face masks, etc.), preferably outdoors.
    • No face masks for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected.
    • Face masks for symptomatic people.
    • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching  high-contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating.
    • Daily temperature checks.
    • Monitor for COVID-like symptoms.
    • Contact healthcare provider if sick.
    • Monitor the health of anyone in your home with COVID-like symptoms.
    • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures).
  • Outside the Home (Work, Social, In Public):
    • Limit activities outside the home, unless for work, school, medical care, or food.
    • Distance at least 6 feet from anyone outside the home.
    • Work from home if possible.
    • Individual activities such as walking, biking, etc. are acceptable.
    • Smallest number of contacts feasible.
    • Small gatherings and events only with modifications (i.e. physical distancing, face masks, etc.).
    • Avoid large gatherings.
    • Follow the CDC Travel Guidelines.
    • Face coverings for anyone over 2 years old, when indoors or when physical distancing of greater than 6 feet is not possible.
    • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching  high-contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating.
    • Use hand sanitizer when handwashing is inaccessible or infeasible.
    • If sick with Flu-like or COVID-like symptoms, Stay at Home.
    • Minimize contact with symptomatic people.
    • Daily temperature checks at work.
    • Avoid bare hand contact with any high touch surface.
    • Use barrier such as paper towel or clothing when bare hand contact is unavoidable.
    • Wash hands or apply sanitizer after touching high-contact surfaces.
    • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures).
  • At-Risk or Vulnerable Population: For those over the age 65, people with underlying health conditions, and other populations at heightened risk from COVID-19:
    • Stay home as much as possible.
    • Rely on help for needs outside the home (groceries, medications, etc.).
    • Distance from those working outside of the home.
    • Wear a face mask around others.