With the public health emergency ending, a lot of state and local health departments are sunsetting or paring down their COVID-19 dashboards. Wastewater surveillance data are an exception, though, with agencies continuing to test sewage (and share the results) as other forms of COVID-19 testing become less available.
Virginia’s Department of Health is one notable example: this past week, the agency added a new wastewater surveillance section to its COVID-19 dashboard. The new section includes a map of testing sites, coronavirus trends by site, viral loads over time, and plenty of text explaining how to interpret the data.
This dashboard will be a great resource for Virginia residents aiming to continue following COVID-19 spread in their communities. It’ll be updated weekly on Tuesdays, according to the department.