SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Mass. Department of Public Health released, on Nov. 6, its new criteria for its weekly COVID-19 public report.

Under the state's new criteria, the DPH will now start taking population size into account when determining whether a community should be at a high-risk level or not.

The communities that are in the red zone and are at a high-risk for spreading the coronavirus include:

  • Chicopee
  • Hampden
  • Holyoke
  • Ludlow 
  • Southwick
  • Springfield
  • West Springfield 

The DPH reports that in the last two weeks, Chicopee has had 311 positive cases, Hampden has had 28, Holyoke has had 304, Ludlow has had 99, Southwick has had 44, Springfield has had 1,117, and West Springfield has had 165.

The communities that are in the yellow zone include:

  • Agawam 
  • Amherst 
  • Belchertown 
  • East Longmeadow
  • Easthampton
  • Hatfield 
  • Longmeadow 
  • Monson 
  • Northampton 
  • Palmer 
  • Pittsfield 
  • South Hadley 
  • Wilbraham 

Lastly, the communities that are in the green zone include:

  • Brimfield 
  • Granby 
  • Greenfield
  • Southampton 
  • Sunderland 

For more information, you can click for the full report here.

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