The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer in Pitkin County. Our COVID-19 incidence rate is also increasing, this means that transmission and spread of COVID-19 is going up within our community. As we transition into summer, it is important to find the risk mitigation strategies that work for you to keep yourself protected from COVID-19 and other diseases! These can include the Pitkin County Healthy Best Practices.
Get Vaccinated and Boosted:
Protect yourself (and your family!) from severe illness and hospitalization. See information on upcoming cincs here.
Mask Up When Appropriate:
Masks have proven to be an effective tool for minimizing virus spread. Wear a mask when it feels appropriate like on public transportation, in crowded places, or anywhere else you feel comfortable doing so.
Summer vacation is right around the corner, and travel is especially risky when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Seek local guidance and tips for domestic and international travel, and wear your mask when traveling.
Get Tested if You Feel Sick
Both the State of Colorado and Pitkin County have a variety of testing options and locations available, read more about your options here.
Stay Home if Sick
Be alert for symptoms and get tested if you become ill. It is smart to keep COVID-19 tests handy at home so that you can quickly identify if you have contracted COVID-19.
Wash your hands often with soap and water and keep high-touch surfaces clean.
It is important to find what is right for you and your family in your strategy to mitigate risk with COVID-19, as always, you can find more information and resources on our website.