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WCDHD Risk Dial elevated on Thursday

WCDHD Risk Dial elevated on Thursday
Courtesy/ West Central Nebraska Health Department. The COVID-19 Risk Dial for the West Central Nebraska Health Department was elevated further into the Red territory on November 19, 2020.

North Platte, Nebraska – COVID-19 Risk Dial Update
The risk dial moved from a 3.65 up to a 3.77 this week, which remains in the severe risk level.

There were changes in the following variables that contributed to movement in the dial:

We had an increase in the following:

 Measure ID R5: ICU Availability
 Measure ID R6: Ventilator Availability
 Measure ID R9: Testing Turnaround Time

The COVID-19 Risk Dial contains recommended guidance to help prevent and control the
spread of COVID-19.

While in the Severe Risk category, physical distance of 6 feet or greater, wearing face coverings when outside the home, frequent handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer), staying home if you are having flu-like or COVID-like symptoms, disinfecting high touch surfaces, and having at-risk and vulnerable people remain home are recommended as the greatest tools in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on recommendations for the various risk categories of the WCDHD Community Risk Dial, please visit the COVID-19 Risk Dial page on our website.

COVID-19 Risk Dial page:

For COVID-19 case number updates within the West Central District Health Department
Jurisdiction, check the WCDHD Dashboard here:






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