Last updated: Friday, 11/27/2020

  • 11/27/2020   3.19 red
  • 11/20/2020   3.25 red
  • 11/13/2020   3.25 red
  • 11/6/2020     3.0 right between orange and red


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 ORANGE: Elevated COVID-19 Spread Risk

  • 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.

COVID RED: Severe COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak

  • At Home:
    • No gatherings with non-household members.
    • If someone in your home is sick with COVID-like or Flu-like symptoms, they should get tested and stay away (isolate) from other household members.  Everyone in the household should wear a mask and keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance.
    • Require face masks for everyone to enter your home that is not part of your household.
    • If someone in your home is sick with COVID-like or Flu-like symptoms they should get tested, everyone should wear a face mask and keep 6 feet of distance if possible.
    • No face masks for people who live in the home if they are not sick with COVID-like or Flu-like symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected.
    • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching  high-contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating.
    • Daily temperature check.
    • Continuously monitor for COVID-like or Flu-like symptoms..
    • If symptomatic, self-isolate, get tested, and stay isolated unless you get a negative test.
    • If symptoms become worse contact healthcare provider.
    • 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).
  • Outside the Home (Work, Social, In-Public):
    • Stay at home unless traveling for work, school, medical care or food.
    • Individual outdoor activities such as walking, biking, etc. are acceptable.
    • Distance at least 6 feet from anyone outside the home.
    • Work from home if possible.
    • No contact with others.
    • Always wear a face mask when outside of the home and near (within 6 feet) others in ALL situations - indoors and outdoors.
    • 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 ill with Flu-like symptoms or COVID-like symptoms, Stay at Home even for essential personnel.
    • Avoid any 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 age 65, people with underlying health conditions, and other populations at heightened risk from COVID-19:
    • Stay home.
    • 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.