Free workshop shows how COVID restrictions correlate to trends in infections and deaths


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A free online workshop Tuesday night is still open for anyone interested in learning how to read maps related to the spread of coronavirus.

The workshop is led by a University of Lynchburg professor who hosted a similar workshop last summer.

This time, he says, we have more data to better understand how things like mask mandates and other restrictions impacted case numbers and deaths in various communities.

“So you can actually see pulses and drops and how they’re correlated back to what officials are either allowing or restricting,” said Professor Dave Perault, “and so there are really useful lessons in our responses.”

That online workshop begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

There is still time to sign up last minute, as of this story’s posting. Email to sign up.

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