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Key Points

December 09, 2020

  • In todays’ Recommendations for Industry, we find, through the Risk Matrix, that overall conditions in the U.S. remain mostly “the same” (as in, things are not going well – case rates are increasing and Test Positive Rates are increasing all across the country).

  • With vaccines being administered in the UK and moving towards approval in the US, TAG will be providing a Weekly Vaccine Update each Friday and is developing a COVID Vaccine FAQ Resource Page at Keep an eye out for our Friday discussion.

Recommendations for Industry

TAG’s US Risk Matrix: Week of December 08, 2020 

Thirty-eight (38) states are in the Highest-Risk Quadrant (Outbreak Index > 50) (Figure 1, Figure 2). This is up from last week’s 34 states. States in the High and Highest-Risk Quadrants are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

The Government Stringency Index remains at 47, the same as last week’s, indicating that stringent government regulations are in place. The average U.S. Mobility Index (Residential) has decreased to 9%, down from last week’s 12%, indicating that mobility has increased throughout the U.S. (which we have seen through this holiday season).

Eleven (11) states’ (Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New York, Vermont) businesses are in mixed opening stages. Nine (9) states’ (California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington) businesses are mostly closed.

Thirty-five (35) states have a TPR ≥10% and a case rate ≥ 25/100K people (Table 1, Table 2). This indicates that testing may not be adequate to fully characterize the true severity of the outbreak in the states. On the other hand, 12 states and Washington D.C. have a TPR < 10% and a case rate≥ 25/100K people indicates inadequate testing that is likely finding most symptomatic cases of illnesses (Table 1, Table 2).

Figure 1. Case Rates per 100K Population and Stringency 

Figure 2. Total Tests per 100K Population and Test Positive Rates 

Table 1. States with TPRs >10% and < 10% with Case Rates > 25/100K population

Table 2. Case Rater per 100,000 persons (7-day average)

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