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July 5, 2020

FROM: Steven Davi

Steven N. Davi

Executive Director and General Counsel

COVID-19 Update: How severe is the pandemic where you live?

A new interactive map and data analysis released by Harvard University’s Global Health Institute seeks to assist the public and policymakers in understanding the risk individual communities face from the coronavirus.  According to the accompanying COVID Risk Levels Dashboard, the counties across the New York City metropolitan area are collectively at “COVID Risk Level: Yellow” on a green, yellow, orange and red scale, with red counties being at the greatest risk of the coronavirus.  The Harvard analysis defines the color-coded risk scale based on daily new cases per 100,000 people, as follows: 

  • Red: 25 or more
  • Orange: 10 to 24
  • Yellow: 1 to 9
  • Green: Less than 1

 
Harvard also released a new policy brief on implementing what it calls “TTSI programs,” which include testing (T), contract tracing (T) and supported isolation (SI) to suppress and eventually mitigate the coronavirus.  The policy brief’s thesis is centered on minimizing the need for stay-at-home orders.  The policy brief also stratifies possible suppression and mitigation approaches based on the risk assessment of a county or state.

 Please contact the Allied office directly if you have any questions or wish to discuss any of the above.

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