|Screenshot of interactive map shows counties' risk indicated by color; for the interactive version, click here.|
“The public needs clear and consistent information about covid risk levels in different jurisdictions for personal decision-making, and policymakers need clear and consistent visibility that permits differentiating policy across jurisdictions,” Danielle Allen, director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, said in a news release.
The map is color-coded but interactive, allowing users to see the data behind the colors, which are:
- Green: Less than one case a day per 100,000 people, and containment is on track. Use contact tracing and testing to monitor.
- Yellow: One to nine cases a day per 100,000 people, indicating community spread and the need for rigorous testing and tracing.
- Orange: 10 to 24 cases a day per 100,000 people, showing “accelerated spread,” and stay-at-home orders are advised
- Red: 25 or more a day cases per 100,000, meaning the county is at a “tipping point” and stay-at-home orders are necessary to contain the virus.