In an effort to keep the community informed and to be transparent about decision making, Chippewa County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) announced a new local COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is broken down by three groupings: disease occurrence, healthcare availability, and public health response. Within each group, measures and thresholds help to determine the progress that is or isn’t being made toward identifying and controlling the spread.
Data will be continuously monitored, and the dashboard will be updated every Tuesday afternoon.
The Data Task Force, made up of public health nurses, other public health practitioners, and law enforcement, is monitoring the 11 measures, as well as other measures.
“The virus is still in Chippewa County, and the only sure way to keep your risk low is to stay at home and interact only with those living in your household. No matter what our dashboard says, there will be a risk of getting COVID-19 if you are out and about in our county,” said Angela Weideman, Health Officer/Director of Chippewa County Department of Public Health.