Launching COVID Threat Alerts

COVID ThreatWant to check the COVID threat level in a particular state before planning a US-based meeting?

COVID Act Now, a nonprofit organization that consists of a multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders working to provide disease intelligence and data analysis on any COVID threat in the US, has created an alert system that can help.

COVID Alerts let you know when the COVID threat level, based on metrics critical to monitoring COVID, such as infection growth rate and ICU capacity, changes in the county or state you are considering.

Sign up here to receive alerts about the state and/or county you want to keep track of. COVID Act Now will let you know if the threat level changes.

The alert system determines threat level based four metrics used in each state and county: infection rate, positive test rate, number of patients in the ICU and contacts traced.

For each metric, the COVID risk is scored as either low, medium, high, or critical. There is also overall COVID threat score for the state or county, based on the same four metrics.

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Andrea Doyle
Award-winning journalist Andrea Doyle has a career that spans more than 30 years. She has worked as a senior editor at Successful Meetings Magazine, a senior writer at Convene, and a staff writer at The Record, a daily N.J. newspaper. Her work has graced the pages of publications including Avenue Magazine, New Jersey Health and Beauty, and Bergen Health & Life Magazine.

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