Covid-19 Updates and Resources
The challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic have not changed as new more infectious variants of the original virus continue to mutate. Check Your County to see what the current State Of Covid-19 is where you live.
All vaccination events are both outreach, and vaccinations focused. Events listed as outreach include; the distribution of information for Covid-19 vaccines, dispelling myths and misinformation, stress management, mental health, and substance abuse. Our objectives are to survey the community to determine if vaccinations are needed. Additionally, we will continue to work with Rural County Health Councils to schedule additional outreach and vaccination events. The City Health Department has approved collaboration with Hamilton County SCOT objectives and will be inviting us to participate in future events.
How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels
CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.
Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high.