CDC Updates Community Levels
For communities—these new metrics help communities determine which prevention strategies at different points of an outbreak are needed to prevent disruptions from COVID, increase protection against severe disease and strained hospitals, and save lives.
For community members—these new metrics help them assess theCOVID-19 risk in their community, so they can determine if extra precautions, including masks, are needed based on their location, health status, and the level of personal risk they are willing to accept.
CDC - Mask
CDC - County Guidance