Interactive map shows risk of contracting COVID-19 at a gathering

ORLANDO, Fla. — As coronavirus cases are climbing across the country, a new tool is showing people how risky it would be to attend a gathering.

It’s an interactive map that shows how likely someone will come into contact with someone else who has COVID-19.

To use the tool, click on this link.

The map shows the risk level, depending on how many people are at the gathering and what county the event is in.

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Researchers said it’s a tool that hundreds of thousands of people are looking at across the country.

“This is going to be a different Thanksgiving than we’ve had in the past,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.


Experts said gatherings and get-togethers come with a risk. But how great is that risk?

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Clio Andris and her team at Georgia Tech put together an event risk assessment planning tool, showing the likelihood of someone attending a get-together with COVID-19.

“I hope that this is used to reassess things, giving travel plans and reassess how big you wanted to have your gathering before,” Andris said.

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The data shows the Central Florida counties where you have the highest risk of being in a group with someone who has COVID-19 are Osceola and Orange counties.

In a group of 10, the tool shows there is a 12% risk in Orange County and a 14% risk in Osceola County.

See the full report in the video above.