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Covid level hovering between low and medium

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by Tai Moses

While Travis County’s Community Level is described as low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly update, the numbers are so close that Austin Public Health is asking community members to “err on the side of caution by following medium guidelines if you are at risk in order to drive down the case count.” The city health department explains, “A key determining metric for Community Levels, new cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days, alternated between 202.99 and 190.” Back in March 2022, Austin Public Health updated the local Risk-Based Guidelines to align with CDC Community Level designations. Updates on Community Levels can be found on APH’s Key Indicators dashboardAustinTexas.gov/COVID19 or APH social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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