The WCDHD’s COVID-19 Community Risk Dial Increase

The West Central District Health Department’s COVID-19 Community Risk Dial moved from a 2.35 up to a 2.88 this week, which according to a press release from the health department remains within the elevated risk level. The health department reports that there were changes in the following variables that contributed to movement in the dial, the Health Department provides those factors and other information below:

We had an increase in the following:

  • Measure ID R0: Positivity Rate (Overall)
  • Measure ID R1: Positivity Rate (Weekly)
  • Measure ID R3: Case Rate per Million
  • Measure ID R4: Average Daily Hospitalization
  • Measure ID R6: Ventilator Availability
  • Measure ID R7: Community Spread
  • Measure ID R10: Contact Tracing
  • Measure ID R11: Individuals Affected

Your partnership and collaboration in identifying close contacts is significant in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, bringing our community to a lower risk of spread. The risk dial will be updated every Thursday after the information is reviewed by the Public Health Command Center. Dial updates are posted to: and the WCDHD Facebook page. COVID-19 Risk Dial page: For COVID-19 case number updates within the West Central District Health Department Jurisdiction, check the WCDHD Dashboard here: