As communities experience subsequent waves of COVID-19 cases, we want to remind you to stay vigilant and stay responsible in your community. There are ways to get back to living life — getting groceries, shopping, seeing friends and getting health care — when we all do our part to stay safe.
Your Safe Haven for Health Care
If you’ve been listening to the news, you’ve probably heard we’re facing a second wave. This means that we’ll likely need to pause on some of the phased re-openings that occurred in the late spring and summer to help more widespread transmission of the virus.
We can tell a second wave is happening due to a rise in the number of people reporting symptoms and testing positive for the virus. Since the beginning of the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been very carefully tracking the number of people affected for exactly this reason.
Why the Number of Cases Are Tracked
The CDC tracks the number of positive and probable cases and deaths to monitor how rapidly the virus is spreading through different regions and cities in the United States. These numbers help inform how the government and individual states respond to the virus.