The Chief Medical Officer, Health Minister and local representatives will meet this afternoon to discuss rising Covid rates in Limerick.
There have been about 900 cases recorded in the county over the past two weeks.
The levels of Covid-19 in Limerick are around 3 and a half times the national average - and more than 100 cases were recorded there yesterday alone.
Health officials have highlighted recent outbreaks in the area linked to house parties, indoor gatherings, schools, children's birthday parties and workplaces.
Junior minister and Limerick TD Niall Collins hopes a local lockdown won't be needed.
The setting up of more test centres in Limerick and a new public awareness campaign are expected to be among the issues discussed at today's meeting.