COVID-19 Community Levels

The data below is provided from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides the recommended actions based on current community levels and the weekly metrics used to determine the COVID-19 community level. 

The COVID-19 Community Level and associated metrics presented on our website will be updated weekly, on Friday. For more in depth, county specific COVID information please visit the CDC's website

Updated 8/5/22 at 8:00am

8.5.22 Levels

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations based on Community Levels

When making decisions about community prevention strategies and individual preventive behaviors in addition to vaccination, people should consider the COVID-19 Community Level in the county. Layered prevention strategies - like staying up to date on vaccines, screening testing, ventilation and wearing masks - can help limit severe disease and reduce potential strain on the health care system. 

How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — 

  • New COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days.
  • New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (7-day total).
  • The percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average). 

Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high.

CDC Levels