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Moderate Risk of COVID-19 Spread


Updated July 30, 2020

This COVID-19 Risk Dial provides a summary of current conditions in the WCDHD jurisdiction. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by top public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance. 

The following data is used when determining dial placement: 

  • Weekly Positivity Rate
  • Overall Positivity Rate
  • New Cases
  • ICU Availability
  • Ventilator Availability 
  • Community Spread
  • Testing Availability
  • Contact Tracing
  • Direct contacts of positives
  • Cases per million per day
  • Medical & Surgical Bed Availability 
  • Availability of Reliable and Valid Antibody Testing
  • Availability of effective treatment modalities for COVID-19 
  • An effective vaccine that is widely available 
  • Being able to easily obtain PPE through standard supply chains

This is only guidance and does not replace federal, state, or local directed health measures. At-risk and vulnerable populations should take stringent precautions. 


Community Guidance and Recommendations for Outside the Home

Physical Distancing OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • Consider staying at home most of the time, with caution for non-essential travel and work
  • Distance at least 6 feet from anyone outside the home
  • Individual outdoor activities such as walking, biking, etc. are acceptable
  • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred
  • Gatherings only with modifications for COVID-19
  • Events only as guided by WCDHD

Face Coverings OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • Face coverings recommended when unable to distance
  • Face coverings for symptomatic people

Hand Washing OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • 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 hand washing is inaccessible or infeasible

Illness Monitoring OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • If ill with Flu-like or COVID-like symptoms, stay at home
  • Minimize contact with symptomatic people
  • Daily temperature checks at work

Disinfecting OUTSIDE THE HOME

  • When disinfecting, avoid bare hand contact with any high touch surface
  • When disinfecting, use a 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)

 

Community Guidance and Recommendations for At Home

Physical Distancing AT HOME

  • No distancing for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected
  • Self-isolation of symptomatic persons
  • Outdoor activities with distancing are acceptable.

Face Coverings AT HOME

  • No face coverings for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected
  • Face coverings for symptomatic people

Hand Washing AT HOME

  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching high contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating

Illness Monitoring AT HOME

  • Monitor for COVID-like symptoms

Disinfecting AT HOME

  • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures)

At-Risk and Vulnerable Populations

For adults over age 65, anyone with underlying health conditions, and other populations at heightened risk from COVID-19: 

  • Stay at home as much as possible

  • Rely on help for needs outside the home (groceries, medications, etc.)

  • Distance from those working outside of the home

 

See all COVID-19 Risk Dial Recommendations