This tool can calculate your risk of COVID-19 exposure by event size in every Michigan county

Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 13, 2020

An interactive tool from Georgia Tech University allows you to calculate your risk of COVID-19 exposure by event size in every Michigan county. You can also search the risk levels across the country.

Related: Michigan could see another statewide lockdown as COVID numbers continue to rise

The “Covid-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool” has a toggle for referencing the size of your upcoming gathering, and the interactive map provides county-by-county data on the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be in attendance.

For example, the map shows that a gathering of 15 people in Oakland County currently holds a risk factor of 27 percent; Macomb County, 33 percent; and Wayne County, 21 percent. The more people in attendance, of course, the larger the risk grows.


As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to surge across Michigan, state officials and health leaders are warning that the second wave is hitting us hard. They continue to urge the community to practice social distancing, mask wearing and proper hand hygiene.

There are 244,741 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,929 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Friday. The state shattered previous single-day records on Friday with 8,516 new cases announced.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.