COVID-19 Community Level

On February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their new guidance and recommendations regarding COVID-19 to determine the current Community Level for each county. 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 of spread. 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 this data, the COVID-19 community level of spread is classified as low, medium, or high.

For more information on how the CDC measures the COVID-19 Community Levels or to check Brown County's current Community Level, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.
 

*Please note that the CDC Community Level may display data that differs from state and local websites. This can be due to differences in how data was collected, how metrics were calculated, or the timing of web updates.
 

DHS COVID-19 Disease Activity Dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) use of upaded indicators to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on communities. As of April 15, 2022, DHS has adjusted multiple COVID-19 data pages to align with the latest scientific recommendations from the CDC.

For more information, visit COVID-19: Wisconsin Summary Data | Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

DHS Vaccine Dashboard


 

CDC COVID Data Tracker

The CDC has created a COVID Data Tracker for Community Transmissions, which provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. To view the CDC COVID Data Tracker, please click here. 

*Use CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the impact of COVID-19 on communities and take action. Community Transmission levels are provided for healthcare facility use only. Check back soon for COVID Data Tracker updates incorporating COVID-19 Community Levels.

COVID-19 Wastewater Treatment Data

Monitoring wastewater is used for early detection of COVID-19 within a community. For people with COVID-19, the virus can be detected in their feces shortly after they are infected with the virus, even before they experience symptoms or if they are infected but asymptomatic. By testing wastewater, we can measure the amount of the virus and see whether the levels are increasing or decreasing. This can be an early warning sign of increasing COVID-19 cases within a community.
Source: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/wastewater.htm


Click here for COVID-19 wastewater treatment data.

Do masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Brown County Public Health recognizes that universal masking is an effective tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Experts in a variety of fields are finding that when masks are widely used, in addtion to implementing social distancing and good hand hygiene measures, rates of infection are significantly reduced.

Click the links below to learn more about masking related research:
 

How is Brown County Public Health responding to COVID-19?

Click here to view an interactive presentation of Brown County Public Health's response to COVID-19 in 2021.
*Please note these presentations are updated quarterly. For more detailed information please see the weekly summaries linked below.

Click here to view an interactive presentation of Brown County Public Health's response to COVID-19 in 2020.
This presentation reflects activities from 2020 only, see 2021 presentation for more information
*Please note these presentations are updated quarterly. For more detailed information please see the weekly summaries linked below.

Click here to view historical weekly summaries of Brown County COVID-19 Response