COVID-19 Corona Virus - How You Can Prepare

01 Feb 2021 21:35 #111 by ScienceChic
Here are today's Park County stats, as provided by Penny Heying:

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Please go back through previous pages to see other updates, links, and press releases from CDPHE, Jeffco, ParkCo, Clear Creek County, and other useful resources.

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02 Feb 2021 18:23 #112 by ScienceChic
From Penny Heying:

Hi All. Great to see all who followed us over here.
Here's today's stats PARK COUNTY.


From Jefferson County Public Health:

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Please see below and attached for a news release with an update on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Jefferson County. JCPH will be opening its vaccination clinic to adults age 70+ beginning on Feb. 3. More information is in the release, attached, below and available at www.jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1484 .

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04 Feb 2021 16:45 #113 by Mountain-News-Events
Park County Moves to More Open Level on COVID-19 Dial


February 4, 2021

Park County, Colo. - Today the Park County Board of County Commissioners announced that the county will move to from Level Orange: High Risk to the next less restrictive, Level Yellow: Concern within Public Health Order 20-36, on the state’s COVID-19 dial, as amended and extended. Due to the successful efforts in Park County to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved the Board of County Commissioners previous request. The status change is effective today, Feb. 4, 2021 at 4 p.m.

“We are very happy Park County businesses, especially restaurants, will be able to increase their capacity immediately,” said Richard Elsner, County District 2 Commissioner. “This is a direct result of Park County residents taking the steps to protect themselves and others to prevent the spread of COVID. The pandemic has caused so much economic hardship and we believe lifting some of these restrictions will help alleviate some of the impacts we’re seeing,” added Elsner.

The move to Level Yellow: Concern means new restrictions for places of business and activities. Here is a summary of some of the key changes:

Restaurants: Indoor dining is increased to 50% capacity or up to 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room. Outdoor dining will stay the same, 6 feet between parties outdoors. Restaurant liquor sales will be extended to 11 p.m.
Indoor entertainment events can operate at 50% capacity (up from 25%) not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less. Establishments over 7,200 square feet may expand to 100 people using the Social Distancing Calculator.
Outdoor entertainment events are limited to 50% capacity (up from 25%) and can have up to 175 people instead of 75.
Gyms, rec centers, and indoor pools may operate at 50% capacity, not to exceed 50 patrons, whichever is less.
Organized recreational youth or adult league sports may resume activities with no more than 25 players, excluding coaching staff and referees or umpires.
Outdoor Guided Activities may be conducted at 50% capacity not to exceed 10 people, whichever is less.
In-person office occupancy increased to 50%, with remote work is strongly encouraged.
Retail establishments stay the same at 50% capacity with options for curbside pick-up, delivery and shopping hours for seniors and at-risk persons strongly encouraged.
Personal services increase to 50% capacity or 50 people.
Non-critical Manufacturing may operate at 50 percent of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.

Please read Public Health Order 20-36 for the full details and guidance.

We expect the state to issue “Dial 2.0” shortly and will likely impact our county’s status. We will release details as soon as the state issues further guidance but believe the enhanced flexibility will be a benefit to counties.

For information about Park County’s COVID-19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website. For details on Colorado's Dial, please visit the dial dashboard.

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04 Feb 2021 23:30 #114 by ScienceChic
Update from Penny Heying on today's Park County COVID-19 Case Summary:

Here's the stats for today. Good news and bad.
We moved out of ORANGE into YELLOW.
6 new but 28 Active..


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05 Feb 2021 13:50 - 05 Feb 2021 13:55 #115 by Mountain-News-Events
Park County Expands COVID19 Vaccine Program

February 5, 2021

Park County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Park County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Park County Public Health (PCPH) is continuing to expand the availability of its vaccine to include people 65 and older. To date, PCPH has focused its efforts on healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are 70 and older, as directed by Gov. Jared Polis’ office and the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE).

“We believe we’re nearing completion of our healthcare workers and first responders, and that’s good news, because it means more of our frontline, essential workers are going to be protected against COVID-19 moving forward,” said Lynn Ramey, Director of PCPH. “Now we are able to continue to ramp up efforts to expand access to residents who are vulnerable to the virus, such as adults aged 65 and older.”

Several mass vaccine clinics are planned for the coming weeks in various areas of the county to offer vaccine in limited quantities:
  1. Platte Canyon High School, 7243 US Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421, on Feb. 6, 2021. This clinic is provided for people 70 and older only by STRIDE Community Health Center and volunteers from organizations around the county. Appointments are full and no walk-up appointments are available.
  2. Lake George Fire Station 1, 8951 County Road 90, Lake George, CO 80827 hosted by UC Health on Feb. 10, 2021. Appointments available for anyone 65 and older, please complete the PCPH Sign-Up Form and wait to be contacted.
  3. Harrison School, 920 Field Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212 Fremont County Public Health is offering residents a clinic on Feb. 13, 2021. Appointments available for anyone 65 and older, please call Fremont County Public Health at 719-276-7450.
Vaccine supply is limited and please stay tuned as more clinics are announced. In the meantime, please complete the PCPH Pre-Registration Form. Check your email, your phone and the scheduling site regularly for newly added clinics. Due to the limited nature of the vaccine, clinics are expected to fill quickly. We will continue to offer additional clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

Park County seniors, if you need assistance because you have limited internet or email capabilities, please call the resources below and they will help get you signed-up to be notified when a vaccine is ready for you.

Park County Senior Coalition

Phone: 719-836-4295

Address: 825 Clark Street, Fairplay, CO 80440

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7 AM to 4 PM

In-person appointments are available but please call first!

Senior Alliance of Platte Canyon

Phone: 720-385-8300

Hours: Monday - Thursday – 9 AM to 3 PM

This announcement from PCPH comes after Gov. Polis announced changes to vaccine eligibility and beginning Feb. 8, providers will be able to vaccinate anyone 65 and over.

In Park County, we will continue to prioritize those that are 70 and over who have not yet received a vaccine while expanding clinics to anyone 65 and older to ensure every available vaccine is utilized and more residents can be protected from COVID19.

Colorado’s PreK-12 educators and licensed childcare providers will also become eligible to receive the vaccine on Feb. 8 and planning is underway among Park County Public Health, nearby providers and education leaders.

How to sign up to get vaccinated:

For people 65 and older, please complete the online Pre-Registration Form or sign up for an appointment time if available. Check your email, your phone and the scheduling site regularly for newly added clinics.
  • You may access resources outside of the county by going to www.cocovidvaccine.org
  • Safeway’s and King Soopers’ are accepting appointments for 70 and older Coloradans.
  • PreK-12 educators and child care workers in licensed programs, should work with their employers to get details on their plans.
While this change allows more Coloradans to be eligible and sign-up to receive a vaccine, our local supply continues to be limited and this process will take time. We have thousands more people in the current eligible group who have not been contacted about getting a vaccine yet.

Once you complete the online Pre-Registration Form, no other action is required. Park County or a partner agency will contact you to schedule an appointment time as more mass vaccination events are announced across the county.

Visit CDPHE’s website for a complete listing of vaccine providers and sign-up links. For details on the new vaccine phases, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

PCPH continues to encourage all Park County residents to do what we know works to prevent the spread of this virus: wear a mask in public, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly and avoid large gatherings.

If you have been contacted by or have already scheduled a vaccine through one of these channels, please keep your appointment. Please continue to check with these other providers regularly, as vaccine availability will vary by site.

Visit parkco.us/755/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19 for details and resources related to Park County’s COVID-19 response.

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You can now register for the vaccine if you are 65 or over. If you do not have an email or you know some one that does not have internet, they can call our station and we can assist you. 719-748-3022 Monday - Friday 9-4.
Please remember that we are just helping with registrations. We are not setting up the appointments.


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05 Feb 2021 17:02 #116 by Mountain-News-Events

February 5, 2021

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Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

Jefferson County, Colo. – On Feb. 5, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a new Dial Framework for measuring county’s levels of openness called Dial 2.0. Under the new dial, which is effective on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Jefferson County will now be under Level Yellow. According to the state, the new dial is in response to the downward trend in cases and increasing vaccination efforts, as well as in an endeavor to continue to suppress the disease while bolstering the economy.

In the last seven days (from 1/28-2/3), Jefferson County has had 696 cases of COVID-19, or 119.4 cases per 100,000 residents. Our test positivity rate has been 3.6 percent, and we currently have 39 hospitalized residents. All together, these rates put Jeffco in Level Yellow on the new Dial.

Key changes to the dial include:
  • Using 7-day metrics, rather than 14-day metrics, to measure incidence rates, percent positivity and hospitalizations for counties.
  • Higher caps on the metrics for each level.
  • County hospitalizations, rather than hospital capacity, will be used as a metric.
  • Under Level Yellow, restaurants can now operate with up to 50% capacity up to 50 people, or up to 150 people using the state’s Social Distancing Calculator. (Previously, the limit was up to 100 people using the calculator).
  • Under the state’s Five Star Certification Program, businesses in Colorado will not be permitted to operate in Level Blue until at least 70% of people 70 and older in the state have been vaccinated.
To learn more about what Level Yellow means for Jeffco, including capacity limits for businesses and organizations, visit CDPHE’s Dial webpage.  

“In Jeffco, as we continue to vaccinate more of our community, we are taking important steps toward beating COVID-19. This move on the dial reflects that, but we want to remind our population that this fight isn’t over yet,” said Dr. Margaret Huffman, Director of Community Health Services at JCPH. “Please continue to do your part in keeping our community safe by wearing your mask, staying home when you can, keeping a six foot distance, washing your hands often and getting the vaccine when you are eligible.”

Jefferson County is currently evaluating its Five-Star Certification Program based on these changes. In the meantime, certified businesses in Colorado will not be permitted to operate in Level Blue until at least 70% of people 70 and older in the state have been vaccinated with at least one dose. The state expects this to happen by the end of the month.

To learn more about Jeffco’s place on the dial, you can visit www.jeffco.us/dial . For more information about CDPHE’s Dial 2.0, including guidance for the community and businesses under Level Yellow, please visit covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial .

About Jefferson County Public Health
Public health is what we as a society do collectively to prevent illness and premature death and promote health in our neighborhoods and communities. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is a nationally accredited health department committed to promoting and protecting health across the lifespan for all people through prevention, education and partnerships. To learn more about JCPH visit  www.jeffco.us/public-health . You can also follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffcoPH, Instagram @JeffcoPH and Facebook @jeffcopublichealth.

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08 Feb 2021 00:02 #117 by ScienceChic
Today's stats that Penny posted to our Facebook Page:

"Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” -King T'Challa, Black Panther

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10 Feb 2021 20:58 #118 by ScienceChic
From Penny:
Here's the stats for today. Not sure what happened to yesterday...


From Clear Creek County OEM

Join us for your monthly COVID Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:00-7:00 PM. We will update on case numbers, testing, and vaccinations, and answer your questions.

Register for Zoom log-in details:
zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5VnKKGpRTQKcOWpaCyd51w

Facebook Livestream:
m.facebook.com/ClearCreekCountyCOgov/

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11 Feb 2021 15:42 #119 by ElkCreekFireDepartment
COVID-19 vaccines will be available on a limited basis this Saturday, Feb 13th at a vaccine clinic at Conifer High School. Please note this is by APPOINTMENT ONLY on a first come basis if you are eligible - go to the link for the Conifer Medical Center to make an appointment: conifermed.com/ or if you do not have internet access call 303-647-5300.

Please double check you are in one of the currently eligible categories for the vaccine. You can reference the chart included here, and go to: covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vacc...ccine-for-coloradans
“Colorado is currently vaccinating eligible Coloradans for Phase 1A and Phase 1B.1. Coloradans in Phase 1B.2 will be eligible beginning February 8. After all of Phase 1 is complete, we will proceed with Phases 2 and 3.”

In case of emergency, please dial 911.
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12 Feb 2021 18:01 #120 by Mountain-News-Events
From Penny:
Here's today updates for Park County Covid.


Jefferson County Public Health @JeffcoPH 2h
The COVID-19 testing sites at the Jeffco Fairgrounds and in Evergreen will be closed tomorrow (2/13/21) due to expected cold temperatures. Stay tuned on the latest information on COVID-19 at jeffco.us/coronavirus .

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