The Alabama Department of Public Health late Friday afternoon updated its coronavirus risk status rankings for the state’s 67 counties.
These are the rankings for the level of risk of people contracting coronavirus in each county. They range from Low Risk to Moderate Risk to High Risk to Very High Risk.
The biggest change in North Alabama came in Colbert County.
On Tuesday, the department classified Colbert County as Low Risk.
Friday, it elevated Colbert County to Very High Risk.
Limestone County was elevated from Moderate Risk on Tuesday to Very High Risk on Friday.
Two counties saw their rankings drop.
Jackson and Mashall counties both were listed as Very High Risk on Tuesday. Now, they are both at High Risk.
These counties kept the same designations over the two periods:
Lauderdale County: High Risk
Franklin County: Moderate Risk
Lawrence County: Very High Risk
Morgan County: Moderate Risk
Madison County: Very High Risk
DeKalb County: Very High Risk
In 4 days, Colbert has went from GREEN to RED. Definitely not the direction we need to be going. Please do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/CG8tEybMnG
— Colbert EMA (@colbertema) July 3, 2020