The Alabama Department of Public Health rolled out a new color-coded coronavirus map Tuesday.
The state created a tool to help track the spread. Each of the 67 counties are colored either red, orange, yellow or green. All shades are associated with the risk of COVID-19 over the past 14 days, ranging from very high to low.
“It’s something that can be used by local officials as well. As they decide how to do things for their community,” Dr. Scott Harris with Alabama State Department of Public Health said.
Dr. Harris said data on the map is updated weekly. Just because your county may be green one week, that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey urges folks to take personal responsibility in order to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.
“It takes us all to be vigilant adhering to these social distancing guidelines in order to stop the spread,” Governor Ivey said.
Over the last two weeks, Alabama reported nearly 11,000 new COVID-19 cases and ICU beds filling up quickly at hospitals across the state.