Cape Cod Commission works with Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to create online COVID-19 heatmap
In early April the Cape Cod Commission partnered with Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to help create an online COVID-19 community alert heat map system showing numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Barnstable County. The application is intended to empower residents on Cape Cod to make informed choices about public health safety precautions to minimize the risk of infection and further transmission of COVID-19 within the County.
Developing this application provided an opportunity to bring the strengths of different disciplines together in one place for the betterment of the region. Commission staff worked closely with Cape Cod Healthcare to design the user interface, which displays dynamic data sets on both desktop and mobile platforms.
The map includes COVID-19 patient case data managed by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod, a member of Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County. The data represents running totals for every zip code summarized at the subregional level across Cape Cod. Individual zip code level data is available for participating towns. The data is updated daily and classified using three color codes that represent infection risk potential.
Please visit our website to view and explore the map: https://capecodcommission.org/our-work/cape-cod-covid19