Three Rivers COVID-19 Risk Dial Sees Increase This Week


The COVID-19 Community Risk Dials for the Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) jurisdiction of Dodge, Washington, and Saunders counties has been updated for the week.

3RPHD Jurisdiction:

  • 3.14 Current Week
  • 3.00 Previous Week

This week the 3RPHD jurisdiction increased to 3.14 due to an increase in the number of cases, a decrease in weekly positivity, a decrease in OMHCC inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19, and an increase in the percentage of ICU beds that are being used.

Please continue to avoid the 3 C’s—Crowded Places, Confined Spaces, and Close Contact.

Dodge County:

  • 3.00 Current Week
  • 2.86 Previous Week

Saunders County:

  • 3.00 Current Week
  • 2.86 Previous Week

Washington County

  • 3.00 Current Week
  • 3.00 Previous Week

The main factors considered in the risk dials include:

  • The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks.
  • The increase in the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.
  • The capacity of the district and local healthcare system including the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the ventilators being utilized, and the percentage available of adult ICU beds.
  • The presence of community clusters and or community spread.
  • The availability of 3RPHD to trace all identified contacts of positive cases in 48 hours.

As a reminder 3RPHD updates the community risk dials each Wednesday, and the 3RPHD Data Dashboard is updated each weekday and can be found at

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email or visit

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