A governor’s decision to implement, continue, or relax pandemic protection measures needs to take into account that state or territory’s COVID-19 case rate. This report ranks the COVID-19 case rates for all U.S. states and territories to provide a starting point for making decisions about such measures.
The decision to implement, continue, or relax pandemic protection measures should be guided by basic public health principles, using the best data available, not by fleeting political pressures.
A summary measure of the overall burden in each state offers one starting point for determining whether to continue protection measures.
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