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VDH launches Pandemic Metrics Dashboard

5 October 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recently launched a new Pandemic Metrics Dashboard, which shows a visualization of COVID-19 community transmission by region.

Updated weekly, this dashboard will show: data trends for COVID-19 in specific communities; where the COVID-19 virus is spreading; and will assist local and state governments in determining additional mitigation measures.

CDC School Metrics tab will also be available within the dashboard. The tab uses metrics described by the CDC to guide decisions by school officials. It will take into consideration the school’s ability to implement and adhere to key mitigation strategies.

VDH recommends that decisions to alter K-12 school programming, including decisions about in-person instruction, school dismissals or closures be handled at the most local level possible, considering both regional and local epidemiology, community characteristics, and local capacity.

For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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