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Researchers create interactive map to assess COVID-19 risk ahead of the holidays

Posted at 8:12 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 08:12:04-05

Researchers have developed an interactive COVID-19 risk assessment map ahead of the holidays.

It shows the risk level of going to a gathering or event, given the number of people in attendance and the location.

According to the researchers, "you can reduce the risk that one case becomes many by wearing a mask, distancing, and gathering outdoors in smaller groups".

The map was a collaborative project led by Professor Joshua Weitz and Professor Clio Andris at Georgia Tech, alongside researchers at the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory at Stanford University.

For more details on how the map measures risk and to assess the risk of your future holiday gathering, you can view the map here.