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By Terrence Ates
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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4 Tips for COVID Prevention

The “COVID-19 Community Spread Levels” infographic is a visual overview of the 7-Day Rolling Rate of COVID-19.

Positive cases of COVID-19 include rapid tests and PCR tests (Probable and Confirmed cases) among persons who physically live within one of the seven counties that are covered by the NET Health Disease Surveillance Division.

The NET Health 7-Day Rolling Rate calculates the average number of all COVID-positive cases from the previous seven days.  That answer is then divided by the population of the county, then multiplied by 100,000, and that final number is the 7-Day Rolling Rate.

Each week, the 7-Day Rolling Rates for each county will be updated on this webpage. 

The numbers within the below infographic relate to persons of any age who tests positive, and that this infographic should not be used as the only base of information for businesses, neighborhoods, school districts, worksites, or cities to consider future decisions. 

It is a new resource for everyone to use but other sources of information still need to be referenced for your local decision making processes.

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Please note that the above calculations do not currently factor in potential cases of reinfections or inmate positive cases as they are in a closed population setting.
The rate number for areas with prisons may be potentially higher if there is undetected crossover spread between outbreaks in inmate/employee populations to the employee/outside-of-prison interactions within the community.


Hyperlinks to the 'Additional References' provided by the Texas Medical Association

TMA Pediatric Symptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide

TMA Decision Tree of COVID Exposure

TMA School Infectious Control Plan

TMA School Nurse Decision Tree


The novel COronaVIrus Disease that first started in 2019 (a.k.a. COVID-19) is named after the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface.  

Utilize the below hyperlinks as educational resources for your communities about COVID-19:

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions received by the Northeast Texas Public Health District


What Do You Need to Know About the novel Coronavirus?          Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre La Enfermedad de COVID-19


Ways To Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus                        Detenga La Propagacion De Los Microbios


Download the "Clean Hands Protect" vertical poster                      Download the "Clean Hands Protect" horizontal poster


Suggestions for Obtaining Non-Perishable Food Items                  The Correct Way to Wash Your Hands


Downloadable Facts Sheets & Printable Documents from the Texas Department of State Health Services


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