Chicago Department of Public Health End COVID-19 Emergency

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The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration for COVID-19 ended on May 11, and with this, there have been some changes to the surveillance data collected weekly by CDC. CDC is no longer able to calculate COVID-19 Community Levels, and has replaced these weekly reports with COVID-19 hospital admission levels. Hospital admission levels are tracked and reported by county as Low/Medium/High with corresponding CDC recommended prevention strategies that individuals and communities can take to protect themselves. CDPH will update its COVID-19 data dashboard and other data reporting websites to align with CDC, and weekly updates will continue to be posted on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.  CDPH will also continue to monitor multiple data sources, including expanding our use of wastewater testing and genomic sequencing, to inform public health guidance and protect Chicago. 

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