Proper now, Colorado’s new COVID-19 dashboard simply tells you what your county has been allowed to do up thus far, however going ahead it can allow you to evaluate counties and get an concept of whether or not restrictions will loosen or tighten within the close to future.
The Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere launched a color-coded dashboard Tuesday that illustrated the advisable precautions for every county primarily based on their variety of instances, the proportion of exams coming again optimistic and whether or not hospitalizations are going up or down. State officers pitched it as a approach to enhance transparency about why counties have completely different restrictions.
The degrees are:
Defend Our Neighbors (inexperienced): gathering dimension limits determined regionally; in-person courses advisable; most actions and amenities restricted to 50% of capability or 500 individuals, whichever is decrease; counties have to use for this designation
Safer at Dwelling stage 1 (blue): private gatherings restricted to 25 individuals; no suggestion for faculties; most amenities restricted to 50% of capability; gyms restricted to 25% of capability
Safer at Dwelling stage 2 (yellow): private gatherings restricted to 10 individuals; no suggestion for faculties; most amenities restricted to 50% of capability; gyms restricted to 25% of capability
Safer at Dwelling stage 3 (orange): private gatherings restricted to 10 individuals; distant or hybrid courses advisable; most amenities restricted to 25% of capability; gyms restricted to digital courses or outside actions with not more than 10 individuals
Keep at Dwelling (pink): nearly all actions and amenities are digital or restricted to curbside/takeout service
As of Wednesday, Douglas and Arapahoe counties had been at stage two, whereas Jefferson, Adams and Denver counties had been at stage three.
Colorado’s new dial framework standardizes completely different ranges of public well being restrictions on the county stage. It’s a software for counties to make use of to make the steering extra predictable and extra sustainable.
— Colorado Division of Public Well being & Atmosphere (@CDPHE) September 15, 2020
The counties had been assigned to their present stage to start out, in line with state well being officers. They may start to maneuver up or down over the subsequent two weeks as state and native well being departments consider the information, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy mentioned.
To maneuver to a unique stage, counties have to fulfill thresholds for all three metrics and maintain that stage for 2 weeks. If a county’s numbers begin shifting the fallacious manner, they’ve two weeks to get them again down earlier than they’ve to maneuver to a extra restrictive stage.
All counties confirmed declining hospitalizations for at the least one week, in line with the state dashboard. Out of 64 counties, 42 had case counts that had been low sufficient that they may apply for Defend Our Neighbors standing and 58 had positivity charges that met that threshold.
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