On Tuesday, August 11, the Baker-Polito Administration released additional data on the community level spread of COVID-19 and announced additional targeted resources and community specific strategies to stop the spread of the virus.
Under a new system of designating communities based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city and town will be designated as red (higher risk), yellow (moderate risk), or green and white (lower risk). Based on our recent number of cases (9 last week, 2 the previous week), Auburn is in the yellow (moderate risk) tier.
The color tiers represent:
White: Less than five reported cases
Green: Less than four cases per 100,000
Yellow: Four to eight cases per 100,000
Red: More than eight cases per 100,000
As of last Wednesday’s case count, Auburn’s data shows 5 cases per 100,000. While these numbers will change as daily case counts fluctuate, Auburn is currently designated as a moderate risk.
According to Town Manager Julie Jacobson, “We want to assure the public that the Board of Health has been closely monitoring all cases and continues to work with the State Department of Public Health and other partners to trace and monitor all cases here in Auburn.”
In a statement, Jacobson explained that the recent uptick in Auburn appeared isolated. “The rise in cases last week was not due to a specific incident in one location, but the majority of those cases were from
members of two unrelated households.”
You can read the full statement below:
08-11-20 community notice