Monday, July 18, 2022

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
July 18, 2022
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Map of COVID-19 Community Levels.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level


COVID-19 Community Levels help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

With high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections, the risk of medically significant disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced for most people. Some people and communities, such as our oldest citizens, people who are immunocompromised, and people with disabilities, are at higher risk for serious illness and face challenging decisions navigating a world with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Community Levels and recommended prevention steps are reported by county, with data updated weekly.

Illustration of family wearing masks.

COVID-19 Community Level and COVID-19 Prevention


People who are up to date on vaccines have much lower risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated people.

When making decisions about preventive behaviors in addition to vaccination, consider the COVID-19 Community Level in your county.

Layered prevention strategies — like staying up to date on vaccines, ventilation, and wearing masks — can help limit severe disease and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended in indoor public transportation settings and may be required in other places by local or state authorities.
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People ages 50 years and older should get a second COVID-19 vaccine booster, but fewer than 1 in 3 who is eligible has. If you are 50+, talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Community Levels


CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.



U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

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