The Amarillo community has met criteria established by the Amarillo Public Health District (APHD) to move to Level Orange on the Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart. Effective today (July 22), Amarillo is at Level Orange.
The Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart has NO IMPACT on any COVID-19 policies. The color levels provide recommendations to the Amarillo community based on the current severity of the local COVID-19 virus. Color levels are evaluated on a two-week period according to the latest COVID-19 data in the Amarillo community.
For complete information on the Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart, including all color levels and criteria, go to amarilloalerts.com/statuslevel
“We are seeing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 positive tests in the Amarillo community,” said APHD Director Casie Stoughton. “The best way for the community to protect itself is to get vaccinated – and the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available. We have to remember that maintaining social distancing and the wearing of face masks are also excellent precautions against the spread of this illness.”