WTVD: Gov. Cooper unveils COVID-19 county alert system, pushes counties to curb spread

WTVD: Gov. Cooper unveils COVID-19 county alert system, pushes counties to curb spread. ” Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday warned North Carolinians that the unfettered spread of the novel coronavirus could result in snapping back statewide restrictions on businesses, but for now endorsed the idea of a more regional approach. That included the debut of a color-coded map alerting all 100 counties in the state of their current COVID-19 predicament.”

ADVISORY: New Tool Offers County-Level Insight Into COVID-19 Impact (Johns Hopkins University)

Johns Hopkins University: ADVISORY: New Tool Offers County-Level Insight Into COVID-19 Impact. “The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center has launched a new tool on its U.S. state tracking pages that provides county-level insight into the effects of COVID-19 through case and testing data measured against key demographic information, including race and poverty level. The Coronavirus Resource Center is the first to publish such a compilation of at the county level.”

WDRB: Indiana to launch color-coded COVID-19 map to help with guidance for counties

WDRB: Indiana to launch color-coded COVID-19 map to help with guidance for counties. ” Indiana health officials are creating a new tool to help provide guidance to schools and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kristina Box, announced plans for a new color-coded map at the end of August, during Governor Eric Holcomb’s weekly COVID-19 briefing.”

Northwest Florida Daily News: Does your community pass muster? New website ranks counties, cities in Florida

Northwest Florida Daily News: Does your community pass muster? New website ranks counties, cities in Florida. “A $117,000 website that grades and lets people compares cities and counties based on spending, crime and education was rolled out by the state House this week. House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, said in a press release the new Taxpayer Accountability & Transparency Project… ‘gives residents a useful tool to help them make educated judgments and hold their elected officials accountable.’”

NPR: Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

NPR: Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County. “[Professor Danielle] Allen, along with researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute, is leading a collaboration of top scientists at institutions around the country who have joined forces to create a unified set of metrics, including a shared definition of risk levels — and tools for communities to fight the coronavirus. The collaboration launched these tools Wednesday, including a new, online risk-assessment map that allows people to check the state or the county where they live and see a COVID-19 risk rating of green, yellow, orange or red. The risk levels are based upon the number of new daily cases per 100,000 people.”

University of Missouri: New COVID-19 tracking tool monitors continuous 14-day trends as nation, states reopen

University of Missouri: New COVID-19 tracking tool monitors continuous 14-day trends as nation, states reopen. “A new tracking tool developed at the University of Missouri provides a continuously updated 14-day snapshot of new cases of COVID-19 in every county in the nation, helping the public monitor trends in cases as local stay-at-home restrictions are lifted and other measures are gradually repealed.”