COVID-19 UPDATE: CLEAR CREEK COUNTY MOVING TO SAFER AT HOME LEVEL ORANGE
As announced on Nov. 4, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Additionally, JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-009, which sets limits on gatherings, will remain in effect. Because cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County have continued to rise so rapidly, maintaining requirements in PHO 20-009 that are stricter than those in Level Orange is critical as we work to slow the spread of the virus in our community.
Specifically, that means the Jefferson County community and businesses should follow Level Orange of CDPHE’s Dial Framework per Public Health Order 20-36, with the following modifications required by JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-009:
Outdoor events are limited to no more than 75 people and indoor events to no more than 25 people within their usable space as calculated by the Social Distancing Space Calculator. Events may not have more than one room, designated activity or area.
- Note: Businesses and activities which follow events guidance as required by PHO 20-36, but which are not events involving social gatherings, are not subject to PHO 20-009. However, if a business or facility hosts a social event, then that event is subject to the terms of PHO 20-009.
Spectators are prohibited at all high school sporting events, regardless of whether they are sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and regardless of whether they take place at public, private or charter schools.
Spectators are prohibited at adult recreational and league sports.
Please note that when referenced in public health orders, “capacity” is defined as the posted building occupancy limit of a space. However, for non-critical office-based businesses, “capacity” is defined for Level Orange as 25 percent of their number of employees that would typically be in that office.
Visit CDPHE’s website for more information about capacity limits and requirements under Level Orange of the Dial Framework. For information about JCPH’s PHO 20-009, including frequently asked questions, visit www.jeffco.us/safer-at-home .
Clear Creek County is moving to a more restrictive Safer at Home: Level Orange—High Risk, starting Friday, November 13th, at 6:00 am. The County Board of Health met with representatives from State Public Health (CDPHE) on Friday 11/7 and discussed State guidelines for this decision: COVID-19 case numbers, positivity rate, and impact on hospital capacity.
Cases in our community have increased significantly over the last 3 weeks. Our incident rate is above 300 cases per 100,000 population. Our test positivity rate is above 6%.
To stop the spread of this highly contagious virus, the increased Orange Level (formerly Level 3) restrictions will temporarily decrease capacity for restaurants, retail, gyms, places of worship, personal services, and indoor and outdoor events. Personal gatherings will continue to be limited to 10 people from no more than 2 households, however we encourage you to avoid all private gatherings.
Clear Creek County will remain at Safer at Home Level Orange until there is an improvement in active COVID-19 cases in the county. Details on state restrictions are on the attached chart.
The more these restrictions and guidelines are followed now, the sooner we can get back to a less restrictive level. If cases continue to increase, Clear Creek County may have to move into the even more restrictive level of Stay at Home.
Please help us avoid a Stay at Home order and take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance, and avoiding gatherings with people not in your household.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
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|Monday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Noon - 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Thursday||Noon - 8 p.m.|
|Friday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Saturday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Sunday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|