CDC has released a new framework to monitor the level of COVID-19 in communities that includes hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and cases. This new approach focuses on preventing hospitals and healthcare systems from becoming overwhelmed and directing prevention efforts toward protecting people at high risk for severe illness. The COVID-19 Community Level will inform the public on which prevention measures, like masking or testing, are recommended at the time. See the new CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Website.
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