The Centers for Disease Control has introduced its new COVID-19 Community Level tool that allows the agency to list the coronavirus level on a county-by-county (or parish-by-parish) basis.

According the agency's official Twitter page, the new tool allows the CDC to classify every county (parish) in the US into low, medium, or high, with recommended prevention measures for each level.

In Louisiana, almost 30% of its parishes are still in the "High" category. Some of those parishes include Lafayette, Upper and Lower St. Martin and Iberia Parishes, along with 14 parishes in the northeastern portion of the state.

At this time, only 7 of Louisiana's 64 parishes fall into the "Low" category.

via CDC.gov
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Residents of parishes that show a "High" level of coronavirus are recommended, by the CDC, to continue wearing a mask while indoors. The full guidelines for a county that falls under the "High" category include:

Residents of parishes that show a "Medium" level of coronavirus are recommended, by the CDC, to continue wearing a mask IF you are in the high-risk category. The full guidelines for a county that falls under the "Medium" category include:

The grass is greener for the areas that register a "Low" level of coronavirus. The full guidelines for a parish that falls under the "Low" category include:

 

According to CNN, the CDC's new tool uses 3 numbers to determine the level of coronavirus in each county:

Now, the CDC's "Covid-19 community level" metrics are based on three pieces of data in a community: new Covid-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity and new Covid-19 cases. - via CNN

The CDC's new system for measuring the coronavirus level in each parish/county now puts more than 70% of the United States population into the "Low" category.

To see the CDC's new COVID-19 levels for your area, visit the CDC's website by clicking here.

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