Risk awareness is the best way to prevent and slow down the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic and is achieved through the communication of risk assessment. Effective risk communication is an important measure to control infodemics as well. Most risk assessment tools focus on either tracking affected patients or diagnosing a probable health condition through their symptoms.
The Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy (RIKA) in India has introduced an innovative risk assessment tool which goes beyond symptom detection and patient tracking. It includes four factors in the assessment of risk:
- Exposure; and
- Social policy.
Each of these four factors has sub-factors which help to assess the overall risk in a more comprehensive way and also present it to the user in a simplified way. This paper discusses the importance of RIKA's risk assessment tool for awareness generation and decision making. Further, the datasets generated through the tool have been analysed to understand the key intervention areas for COVID-19 response and management.