Social distance, quarantine, shelter in place, percent positivity rate, trends, hot spots. . . our coronavirus vocabulary expands every day. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Johns Hopkins, where do you find accurate data to navigate these unprecedented times? Data can be confusing, but data can also tell a story. The aim of this dashboard is to help guide you to some trusted sources for understanding what is happening with COVID-19 in your own community.  

 

New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html#map

ND Department of Health - https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/north-dakota-coronavirus-cases

SD Department of Health - https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

 



 

 

October 27, 2020
With so much news and information on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to get lost in a sea of technical terminology relating to the virus and the laboratory testing to diagnose the infection. CHAD has developed a document highlighting the different types of testing available, the different types of samples used for testing, and some definitions of terms used when COVID-19 testing is being discussed. You can access the full document, Understanding the Basics of COVID-19 Testing, here, but here are some of the main points. Read more...

 


 

October 15, 2020
As of Wednesday, October 14, North Dakota and South Dakota remain ranked 1 and 2 in total new cases per population over the last seven days, according to the New York Times COVID-19 database. In North Dakota, health centers have been ramping up local testing events in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health. We also see a growing impact on health center staff, with some health centers having staff unable to work due to exposures or close contacts.  Read more...


October 1, 2020
As of Wednesday, September 30, North Dakota and South Dakota are ranked numbers 1 and 2 in total new cases per population over the last seven days, according to the New York Times COVID-19 database. In North Dakota, health centers have been ramping up local testing events in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health. We also see a growing impact on health center staff, with some health centers having staff unable to work due to exposures or close contacts. Read more...