A new tool developed by Georgia Tech allows people to look up their risk of encountering COVID-19 at events, based on the county they live in.
The interactive map allows users to choose a county anywhere in the United States, choose the event size (anywhere from 10 people to 10,000), and then calculate the risk that at least one COVID-19 positive person will be present.
For an event with 100 people:
In Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Anderson or Titus counties, the risk that at least one person would test positive is 99% or greater as of Tuesday, July 14.
In Tarrant County, the current risk level is 96%.
In Parker County, where a rodeo over the weekend saw hundreds of attendees pack in without masks, there is a risk level of 88%.
Collin County has an 82% risk level, while Denton County comes in at 79%
For an event with 10 people:
The risk for events with 10 people is much lower across North Texas, but it very much so still exists.
Anderson County, in fact, still has a 77% chance that one of those 10 people would be infected with COVID-19.
In Navarro County, that risk drops down to 47%, then 45% in Titus County.
Dallas County has a 41% risk level for a group of 10, while Ellis County is at 36%. Erath County has a 30% risk level. Hunt and Kaufman counties are a 29% risk, while Tarrant County is 28%.
The interactive map is based on data from The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, which pulls daily data on COVID-19 testing and patients from all 50 states. It's also based on 2019 U.S. Census data.