CDC Upgrades Bermuda’s Classification

August 17, 2020

[Updated] The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] today upgraded Bermuda’s country classification to Alert – Level 2.

A Government spokesperson said, “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] today upgraded Bermuda’s country classification to Alert – Level 2, COVID-19 risk in Bermuda is moderate, and new cases are decreasing or stable. This improved status is in line with the World Health Organization’s categorization of Bermuda with Sporadic Cases.”

Premier David Burt said, “The Government and people of Bermuda extend a formal thank you to the US Consul and Consulate team, Government House together with the Ministry of Health for working quickly to provide details of Bermuda’s management of the coronavirus to the appropriate agencies. Bermuda continues to focus on extensive testing for residents and all travellers coming to the island to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Screenshot from the CDC website page on Bermuda:

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Update: A U.S. Consulate spokesperson said, “On August 17, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] upgraded the Travel Health Advisory Notice for Bermuda from Level 3 to Level 2, due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 risk in Bermuda is moderate, however, the CDC recommends travelers to Bermuda practice enhanced precautions.

“On August 6, 2020, in close coordination with the CDC, the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory, which was initially put in place on March 19, advising U.S. citizens to avoid international travel. The lifting of the Global Level 4 Health Advisory precipitated a return to individual country travel advisories.

“In the case of Bermuda, the country was upgraded to a Travel Advisory Level 3, which currently stands under the Department of State’s Global Travel Advisory. As conditions evolve, the Department of State will regularly update advice to U.S. travelers.

“All U.S. citizens are advised to read country specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy and Consulate COVID-19 pages for updates on the impact of the virus worldwide. We continue to recommend U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.

“We also encourage U.S. citizens to stay informed and follow updates on and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program [STEP] to receive timely Alerts about evolving health and safety conditions in their planned destinations.

“Visit the Consulate’s COVID-19 page for more information. Official guidance for visitors can be found on the Government of Bermuda’s website here.”

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  1. Kathy says:

    Shouldn’t we be asking them for level 1? Coved 19 risk in Bermuda is NOT moderate! How does the US rate itself?

    • F that noise says:

      We have EARNED a level 1 designation and should not be begging these jokers to raise our number! The facts speak for themselves! It’s all dirty politricks and subjective opinion!

  2. Watch me pull a big rabbit outah my hat!

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    Bermuda is one of the few places in the world with accurate reporting. Most other places estimate the number of infected people. Those estimates can vary widely.

    The CDC does not rate the US. The World Health Organization does though. Let’s look at what the WHO has to say (as of 16 August 2020).

    Bermuda USA

    Total confirmed cases 159 5,258,565

    Total confirmed new cases 0 55,359

    Total deaths 9 167,201

    Total new deaths 0 1,206

    Transmission classification Sporadic Community
    transmission transmission

    Days since last reported case 4 0

    See Situation Report – 209 at