Response Levels

The Black Hawk County Health Department is using a simple classification system to communicate the status of the COVID-19 outbreak locally, and provide clarification on how residents can best help prevent further spread of the disease in our community.

We are Currently here

Low

What this means:
No cases in Black Hawk County for 14 days. This will show that there are no new cases for at least one incubation period.
We are Currently here

Elevated

What this means:
Ongoing transmission of 0-5 cases per 100,000 residents in the last 14 days. No ongoing outbreaks.
We are Currently here

Moderate

What this means:
Ongoing transmission of COVID-19 and outbreaks occurring within the County.
We are Currently here

High

What this means:
Rate of new cases exceeds 50 cases per 100,000 residents in the last 14 days.