This number represents the number of positive cases in Hennepin County per 10,000 residents. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) use this number to recommend the learning model we should operate in. You can learn more about these guidelines in the Learning Model section of our data dashboard.
The gray area of the chart on the left represents the minimum and maximum data points from Hopkins and surrounding cities where students and staff reside. This data is important because it helps us evaluate the level of impact based on the transmission rates in individual areas.
The number of positive cases per 10,000 residents is reported weekly from Hennepin County.