Fri Nov 20th, 2020
Colo. Dept. of Public Health and Environment
LaPlata County, several others move to level red
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an updated public health order that provides necessary updates to the COVID-19 dial framework today. The order updates Level Red to indicate counties where there is severe risk of COVID-19 spreading rapidly, while allowing some businesses to remain open at very limited capacity. A sixth level, Level Purple: Extreme Risk, will be added to the dial, representing when hospital capacity risks being reached, and most businesses and indoor services must be closed. The updated dial levels will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 20. Read a summary of changes.
The Colorado COVID-19 dial is a tool that allows Colorado to balance the urgent need to contain the virus with the need for localized guidance during the pandemic.
“We are adding a new level to the dial in response to out-of-control levels of COVID-19 transmission across the state,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “Coloradans must take proactive steps to reduce the spread of the virus to protect their families and communities. Wear a mask, avoid in-person interactions with people from outside your household, and wash your hands frequently. If we are not careful now, we risk plunging into the deep end of the dial, where hospitals are not able to serve everyone who needs care, whether they are COVID-19 patients or other types of patients. It’s up to all Coloradans to help our essential health care workers save lives.”
The new dial levels, effective Nov. 20, are:
CDPHE has notified the following counties that they will move to Level Red on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020:
CDPHE has notified the following counties that they will move to Level Orange on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020:
CDPHE has notified the following counties that they will move to Level Yellow on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020:
CDPHE will share additional counties moving to more restrictive levels as necessary.
Learn more on this updated capacity chart for all 6 levels. View the updated dial.
Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.