JeffCo issues new health guidelines to limit spread of COVID-19 – KUSA

The brand-new health order was provided due to a current spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Jefferson County Public Health stated.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado– Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has issued a new public health order enacting new standards to fight a current spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

JCPH stated it will give up the countys difference and carry out PHO 20-009 with the following standards:

JCPH said that there have actually been 1,815 cases of COVID-19 in the county between Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, which is the equivalent of 311.3 cases per 100,000 locals.

The health order will be in result from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday through midnight on Nov. 29, unless the health order is extended, rescinded, superseded or modified.

Over the exact same duration, hospitalizations have actually increased by 80% and Jefferson Countys favorable rate is 6.2%.

Outdoor occasions are restricted to no greater than 75 people.Indoor occasions are limited to no more than 25 people.Events can not have more than one space, designated activity or area.Spectators are prohibited from all high school sporting events.Spectators are restricted from all adult leisure and league sports.10 p.m. last call for alcohol sales for restaurants, bars and breweries that sell food.

A positivity rate above 5% indicates that the virus is prevalent in the neighborhood, and that there are likely more locals who have COVID-19 that have actually not been tested.

>> Click here to check out the full health order.

” We have a brief window of opportunity to get our cases under control, or our county will be transferred to Level 3 and face much more constraints,” JCPH Community Health Services Director Dr. Margaret Huffman said. “I want to highlight how crucial these next couple of weeks are– weve seen other counties be moved on the Dial already, but that doesnt need to be the course for Jeffco if we can all come together today.”

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