COVID Community Transmission Indicator

Current Status

Last updated Aug. 4, 2021 - will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. Check the COVID Epidemiological Dashboard or sign up for LDCPH COVID Updates for more regular information.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has developed a new tool to help community members understand the level of COVID-19 transmission and make decisions for themselves and their families on how to mitigate risk.

The Community Transmission Indicator replaces previous tools, including the School Reopening Guidance used during the 2020-21 school year. 

“We have developed these metrics based historically on what the community has seen with COVID,” said LDCPH Director Dan Partridge. “We want to ensure we are giving our community members guidance and tools to decide for themselves what they can do safely as individuals, based on how much of the virus is in the community and how quickly it is spreading.” 

The guidance will not replace any potential executive health orders, but it will allow health officers to provide guidance and recommendations to community members.

Read more about the new Community Transmission Indicator

Community Transmission Indicator