About the Metrics: Metric 1 details the known level of burden of COVID-19 in our community. It is based on the evidence-based Harvard model and is calculated using the new case rate (# of new cases per 100,000 people per day), using a 7-day rolling average. Metric 2 looks at the number of new hospitalizations per 100,000 people per day. Metric 3 portrays our local hospitals' capacity to provide care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, as assessed by leadership from Mayo Clinic Health System - La Crosse and Gundersen Health System. Please note that in order to assure that the metrics and indicators are always evidence-based, they are subject to change.