COVID-19 Corona Virus - How You Can Prepare

27 Oct 2020 22:22 #91 by Mountain-News-Events
Jeffco Public Health: Our 2-week COVID-19 case count is 1656 total (10/12-10/26). We're working closely w/ CDPHE on mitigation strategies as we surpassed the threshold for Level 2 on 10/16. Please wear a mask, keep 6' distance & avoid gatherings w/ people who don't live w/ you. www.jeffco.us/4007/COVID-19-Case-Summary


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30 Oct 2020 12:46 #92 by MountainTownAlerts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Christine Crouse, Clear Creek County
Clear Creek County, Georgetown, CO COVID-19 Public Information Officer
October 29, 2020 Phone: 303-679-2424 / 970-389-8724
Stay Healthy. Stay Informed. Stay Open.
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POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE ON PROSPECTOR BUS

If you rode on the Prospector bus on Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th, you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19, please call Clear Creek County Public Health at 303-670-7528 to schedule a testing appointment as soon as possible. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and testing is the most accurate when symptoms are present.

Symptoms include:
• fever or chills
• cough
• shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• fatigue
• muscle or body aches
• Headache
• new loss of taste or smell
• sore throat
• congestion or runny nose
• nausea or vomiting
• diarrhea

COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Clear Creek County. As of today, 17 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past week, with additional positive cases expected following the contact tracing process. This outbreak reflects the overall trend of rapidly increasing new COVID-19 cases around the state, especially in the counties immediately surrounding Clear Creek, as well as the entire country. In Clear Creek County, our total positive case count is now 74 as reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health.

The elderly and those with underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable, but everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19. Stopping the spread is a community effort. You can make a difference and help prevent your family and co-workers from getting sick. Immediate steps need to be taken by each person who lives in, works in and visits Clear Creek County: limit interactions with anyone not living with you, avoid traveling, wear a mask, watch your space, wash your hands.

STAY INFORMED.
www.clearcreekcounty.us/covid19

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine | Coronavirus Resource Center– coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
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04 Nov 2020 18:33 #93 by MountainTownAlerts
November 4, 2020

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State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

New restrictions will go in effect Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effective Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. MT.

Despite the county implementing a comprehensive mitigation plan, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate in Jefferson County — three key indicators for how the virus is spreading in a community — have all continued to increase at an alarming pace. In the past two weeks, there have been 2,513 total cases of the virus in Jefferson County, or 431.0 per 100,000 residents (10/20-11/2). Over this same time period, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have also increased across the region by more than 75 percent. Additionally, Jefferson County’s two-week average test positivity rate is 7.7 percent.

“We were hoping we could avoid these new restrictions, but unfortunately cases have continued to increase in Jeffco and across the state. At the same time, we recognize that this has been such a long event, and we are all experiencing different levels of exhaustion,” said Dr. Margaret Huffman, director of Community Health Services at JCPH. “It’s important to remember all the reasons we have been working so hard to keep ourselves, loved ones and community healthy. Whether it’s to be able to enjoy celebrations together sooner, to protect our healthcare workers who are coping with burnout, or to help keep our schools and favorite businesses open, we have so many reasons to pull together to save lives.”

Here’s what everyone can do to help protect our community’s health, safety and economy:
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others. Remember that wearing a mask has been proven to greatly reduce the spread of the virus between individuals. Some early research has indicated that if you do contract the virus, masks could help reduce the dose, or how much of the virus is spread, which could lower the severity of the illness.
  • Watch your distance. Keep 6 feet or more apart and avoid gatherings with people who do not live with you.
  • Wash your hands often. Scrub for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. When using hand sanitizer, make sure to choose a product with 60% or higher alcohol content.
  • Get tested and stay home if you’re sick. There are many free testing sites around Jeffco.
  • Be kind to your neighbors. Check in on one another and support your friends and loved ones, especially those who live alone or are homebound.
  • Support local businesses. Keep them open by slowing the spread. You can also show your support by ordering takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant, keeping memberships when possible or purchasing a gift card to a local retailer this holiday season.
“Even some small changes, like staying home two or three more times a week, can go a long way,” Huffman said. “Just know that your individual steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 matter and protect those around you. If you look at the last nine months and all your hard work, they likely already have.”

JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-009 will remain in effect at least until the county officially transitions to Level Orange, and then may be modified or rescinded based on these new changes.

For more information about CDPHE’s Dial Framework, including guidance for the community and businesses under Level Orange, please visit covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial . You can also refer to CDPHE’s Dial Public Health Order (PHO 20-36) for more details on Level Orange requirements.

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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09 Nov 2020 16:07 #94 by MountainTownAlerts
Update from Jefferson County Public Health

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 .

COVID-19 UPDATE: CLEAR CREEK COUNTY MOVING TO SAFER AT HOME LEVEL ORANGE

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.

For more information:
covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard
www.clearcreekcounty.us/covid19

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14 Nov 2020 17:26 #95 by MountainTownAlerts
Park County Moves Levels on COVID-19 Dial

Dial Level Yellow Concern

On November 13, the Park County Board of County Commissioners were informed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will move to the next level on the state’s COVID-19 dial to Safer at Home Level Yellow.

After more than three weeks of growing cases there is evidence of disease spread in Park County unlike any previous time since the pandemic began. The change is effective on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5 PM.

The Board of County Commissioners are calling on all residents to recommit to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and adhere to state and local guidance. Every Safer at Home level limits personal gatherings to 10 or fewer people from no more than two households. Park County’s Safer at Home Level Yellow means important changes to the maximum number of people allowed to gather in places of business, worship and requires restaurants stop serving alcohol at 11 PM. Review a comparative chart of every dial level.

“Cases are rapidly increasing in Park County and everyone needs to work together to stop this trend so we can stay open for business this winter. Please avoid gatherings both within and outside of the home, wear a face covering around people you don’t live with, stay home when you’re sick, and wash your hands. If we take these simple actions now, we may avoid the most restrictive action of having to go back to STAYING AT HOME.” said Richard Elsner, County District 2 Commissioner.

The COVID-19 dial includes five levels, from least to most restrictive:
  • Protect Our Neighbors Green: Local public health agencies are able to contain surges in cases and outbreaks through testing, case investigation, contact tracing, isolation, quarantine, site-specific closures, and enforcement of public health orders.
  • Safer at Home Blue: Less restrictive than Safer at Home Level 2, this level is for counties with low virus transmission that have not yet achieved Protect Our Neighbors.
  • Safer at Home Yellow: The baseline. While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice greater social distancing in our great outdoors than in confined indoor spaces.
  • Safer at Home Orange: This is more restrictive than Safer at Home Level 2, for counties experiencing increased metrics. Action is needed, but Stay at Home may not be warranted.
  • Stay at Home Red: Everyone is required to stay at home except for grocery shopping, exercise and necessary activities. Only critical businesses are open.
For information about Park County’s COVID-19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website. For details on Colorado's COVID dial county status, visit the dial dashboard.
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17 Nov 2020 14:56 #96 by MountainTownAlerts
Jefferson County Public Health @JeffcoPH 17m
JCPH has been notified by CDPHE that Jeffco is among the counties that will be moved to Level Red, effective 11/20. As Polis announced, state made adjustments to the Dial & Level Red. We're awaiting final details, as well as an associated PHO & will share more info when available


Watch Governor Polis' news conference from earlier today explaining more about this here: www.facebook.com/ColoradoPublicRadio/videos/370037104225306

Details about the new purple level will be added to the CDPHE website page on COVID on Friday, per CO Emergency Management. covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial-dashboard We'll share that here once we receive more information.
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17 Nov 2020 21:02 #97 by MountainTownAlerts
November 17, 2020

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State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m.

Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Severe Risk” in the COVID-19 Dial Framework. The COVID-19 Dial Framework has also been modified to include several key updates based on the best available evidence for slowing transmission of the virus.

“This virus is worse than it’s ever been in Jefferson County and across our region. No one wants to resort to more restrictions, but frankly we are running out of options,” said Dr. Margaret Huffman, Director of Community Health Services at JCPH. “We are hopeful that by taking these steps as a region, we will begin to see some progress in the next few weeks.”

Cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations and the County’s testing positivity rate have all continued to increase sharply. In the past two weeks, there have been 4,969 total cases of the virus in Jefferson County, or 852.2 per 100,000 residents (for the two-week period going from November 2-15, 2020). Over this same time period, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have also increased across the region by more than 58 percent, which causes exacerbated staffing difficulties. Additionally, Jefferson County’s two-week average test positivity rate is 11.9 percent.

Some key changes for the county under the state’s updated Level Red requirements include:
  • Personal gatherings with people outside of your household are prohibited.
  • Indoor dining at restaurants is prohibited; use takeout, curbside or delivery options instead. Outdoor dining is permitted with those in your household.
  • Last call is at 8 p.m.
  • Gyms are limited to 10% capacity, or 10 people indoors per room, or outdoors in groups less than 10. Reservations are required.
  • Indoor events are closed.
  • Outdoor events are permitted at 25% capacity, not to exceed 75 people. You may only attend with members of your own household and you must maintain at least 6 feet from non-household members at all times.
  • Both critical and non-critical retail are limited to 50% capacity and should increase their curbside pick-up and delivery services.
  • People who are at higher risk for getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness must stay at home.
  • At this time, JCPH’s PHO 20-009 remains in effect. We are reviewing the order for any changes needed based on this new information.
“As a community, in order to get back to normal, we have to first dig deep and do what we need to do to get the virus under control. That means Thanksgiving will need to look a bit different for families this year,” Huffman said. “In addition to only celebrating the holiday with those who live with you, we need everyone to stay at home more, wear a mask whenever you’re in public, always keep 6 ft. distance and practicing good hygiene.”

For more information about CDPHE’s Dial Framework, including guidance for the community and businesses under Level Red, visit covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial .

You can also refer to CDPHE’s Dial Public Health Order (PHO 20-36) for more details on Level Red requirements.

Read more about the updated COVID-19 Dial levels and more in CDPHE’s press release, here.

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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18 Nov 2020 11:17 #98 by MountainTownAlerts
Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office
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Clear Creek County moves from level Orange to level Red due to increase in COVID-19 cases.

November 17, 2020

Sean Wood, Commissioner
Randall Wheelock, Commissioner
George Marlin, Commissioner
Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners

Dr. Tim Ryan, Director
Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health

RE: Clear Creek County COVID-19 Dial Level Change - Level Orange to Level Red

Dear Commissioners and Director Ryan:
On November 13, 2020, Clear Creek County voluntarily moved to Dial Level Orange to
facilitate a gradual implementation of restrictions after experiencing a significant increase in
cases and having exceeded Level Blue. At that time, the county’s incidence rates were as
follows:
● Two-week cumulative incidence rate: 482.55/100,000 people
● Percent positivity: 8.49%
● 2-week COVID-19 case count (new cases): 47

As of today, the county’s incidence rates are as follows:
● Two-week cumulative incidence rate: 523.61/100,000 people
● Percent positivity: 8.28%
● 2-week COVID-19 case count (new cases): 51

Given the increase in incidence rates in Clear Creek County and across the state, the
implementation of COVID-19 Dial Level Red restrictions is more suitable at this time. We will
re-evaluate Clear Creek County’s COVID-19 metrics the week of December 18. Should
transmission levels continue to escalate, we may revisit additional restrictions sooner,
conversely if the trend is reversed, we can discuss moving the county back down the dial.

The change from Level Orange to Level Red is effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5pm
and the county should work to inform communities and stakeholders and ensure the transition
is completed by then. This process will require the county to implement restrictions across all
sectors as described in Section II.F of Public Health Order 20-36 drive.google.com/file/d/1m_tYVWNTMJAuqt3kq9d2_6SNqrL7fLa7/view , as amended.

Clear Creek County Dial Change - Level Orange to Level Red
November 17, 2020

Life-rite activities that are already scheduled for November 20-22, such as weddings or
memorial services, may proceed as planned. Any future activities must conform to the new
requirements.

I want to assure you that we appreciate the unique challenges facing Clear Creek County and
commend you for your efforts and diligence. Stopping the spread of this persistent virus takes
the cooperation of everyone consistently practicing good disease prevention strategies and
your partnership has been critical. Thank you.

Lastly, if we can be a resource for you, please let us know. We would be happy to consult on
additional supports and services.

Sincerely,
Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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21 Nov 2020 11:03 #99 by Mountain-News-Events

Nov. 21, 2020

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Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites in Golden, Mountain Communities

Jefferson County, Colo. —Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in the county. The first, located atJefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Ave Frontage Rd., Golden, CO 80401, opens Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, with the following schedule:

Monday7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
TuesdayNoon - 8 p.m.
Wednesday7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ThursdayNoon - 8 p.m.
Friday7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

While walk-ins are welcome, we encourage everyone to pre-register on the Curative Testing website, cur.tv/jeffco. The test site in Golden can perform at least 2,000 tests a day. Results are expected to take 2-3 days for individuals to receive. In addition, the testing performed at the Golden location is a self-performed oral test, which minimizes the in-person contact and risk of transmission for all site visitors and testing professionals.

In addition to the testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, there will be a mobile COVID-19 testing van that will provide free testing at several locations in mountain communities throughout Jefferson County as well as neighboring counties. The van, which can administer up to 300 tests per day with a 2-3 day turnaround time on results, will begin operation on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, with the following schedule. Links to register for testing are provided below:

Monday – Bailey
Bailey Public Library
350 Bulldogger Rd, Bailey, CO 80421
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday – Conifer
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church
9444 Eagle Cliff Rd, Conifer, CO 80433
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday – Idaho Springs
(first stop on Dec. 2)
Clear Creek County EMS
411 CO-103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday – Littleton/Larkspur
Sterling Center
8155 Piney River Ave,
Littleton CO 80125
8 a.m. – Noon

Larkspur Town Hall
8720 Spruce Mountain Rd,
Larkspur, CO 80118
2 – 6 p.m.

Friday – Deckers/Sedalia
Deckers Community Center
8570 Hwy 67, Sedalia, CO 80135
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday – Larkspur
Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center
15235 S Furrow Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
8 a.m. – Noon

Sunday – Evergreen
Buchanan Recreation Center
32003 Ellingwood Trail,
Evergreen, CO 80439
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“The new testing sites are tremendous tools to add to the fight against COVID-19, and wonderful resources for our community. Testing sites across our community have been seeing drastic increases in need, and the addition of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds test site and the mobile testing van will help fill the gap,” said Christine Billings, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator and Head of the Office of Pandemic Response at JCPH.

Testing at both the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the mobile testing van will be provided to anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who believes they have been in contact with someone who has the virus. No one will be denied testing.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Anyone who gets tested because of symptoms or because of a possible exposure should begin and remain in isolation/quarantine while waiting for the test result. All individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for a full 14 days, even if they have testing done and that testing is negative, as the novel coronavirus can still be spread by asymptomatic individuals and it can take several days for the virus to show up on a test.

“At JCPH, we’re excited to partner with CDPHE and Curative to expand the availability and access to testing across our county and region,” said Dr. Margaret Huffman, Director of Community Health Services at JCPH. “We know that the sooner someone knows they have COVID-19, the sooner they can take important steps to prevent disease spread, like isolating at home and notifying their close contacts. These new testing sites will help more people know if they have the virus sooner, which will help our community in the fight against COVID-19.”

For more information on testing, including additional locations to get a COVID-19 test, please visit the Jefferson County COVID-19 Testing website. To learn more about JCPH, the county’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the current status of regulations in Jeffco, please visitwww.jeffco.us/coronavirus.

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 visithttps://www.jeffco.us/public-health. You can also follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffcoPH, Instagram @JeffcoPHand, Facebook@jeffcopublichealth.

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25 Nov 2020 19:40 #100 by MountainTownAlerts
Park County Moves to More Restrictive COVID-19 Dial Level
Posted on: November 25, 2020


On November 25, the Park County Board of County Commissioners announced that the county will move to the next level on the state’s COVID-19 dial from Level Yellow to Level Orange: High Risk. The decision was made by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) based on the increasing number of cases in Park County. The change is effective on Friday, November 27, 2020 no later than 5 PM.

In light of this news, the Board of County Commissioners are again calling on all residents and visitors to work together, as a community, to protect one another from the deadly virus. “We know Park County can slow the current trend. We encourage everyone to wear a mask anytime you are around people you don’t live with, limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people from no more than two households, and isolate yourself and get tested if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms,” urged Richard Elsner, County District 2 Commissioner.

The move to Level Orange: High Risk carries with it certain restrictions to places of business and activities. Here is a summary of some of the key changes. Please review the full guidance here: Public Health Order 20-36 (parkco.us)
  • Restaurants: Indoor dining is limited to 25% capacity or up to 50 people, whichever is less. Outdoor dining will stay the same, 6 feet between parties outdoors. Restaurant liquor sales will now end at 10 p.m.
  • In-person office occupancy of no more than 25 percent, with remote work encouraged
  • Indoor and outdoor events are limited to 25 percent of posted occupancy, or 50 and 75 people, respectively, whichever is less.
  • Personal services are also limited to 25 percent occupancy, or 25 people, whichever is less.
  • Retail establishments stay the same at 50 percent capacity with options for curbside pick-up, delivery and shopping hours for seniors and at-risk persons strongly encouraged.
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.

parkco.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=651
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