Understand COVID-19 Transmission Risk
Dr. Erin Bromage recently penned a helpful primer designed to help members of the public understand transmission risk using a dose + time framework. As Dr. Bromage explains:
Basically, as the work closures are loosened, and we start to venture out more, possibly even resuming in-office activities, you need to look at your environment and make judgments. How many people are here, how much airflow is there around me, and how long will I be in this environment. If you are in an open floorplan office, you really need to critically assess the risk (volume, people, and airflow). If you are in a job that requires face-to-face talking or even worse, yelling, you need to assess the risk.
Quantify Your Risk
We have been diligently tracking and visualizing county-level COVID-19 data on a daily basis in our public-facing COVID-19 briefing dashboard. We have observed infection, mortality, and state response trends over time. At a minimum, we recommend organizations assess the following data for each location they intend to reopen:
- Curve of reported cases over time at the county level to observe whether conditions are improving or worsening
- Cases per capita at the county level to understand disease prevalence in the local community
- State and local requirements – including limits on gatherings, non-essential business closures, mask requirements and other guidance
We provide this information to our customers so they can create and monitor data-driven strategies for reopening safely. Contact us to learn how we can help your organization.
Qualify Your Transmission Risk and Mitigation Strategies
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers an operational toolkit to help business owners determine their establishments’ risk of transmission of COVID-19 and how to reduce it. This free tool includes an assessment calculator to qualify risk and mitigation options.
COVID-19 Safety Playbook for In-person Events
Eventbrite has teamed up with the Chertoff Group to to develop resources for creators in the event-safety planning process. This four-step process provides a framework and helpful tools for assessing and reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at live events.