Pitkin COVID-19 Dial
Level Green Guidelines & Restrictions
On May 10th, Pitkin County moved to Level Green allowances on the CDPHE Dial 3.0. The move to Level Green comes after six consecutive days of case counts below six per day and decreasing positivity rates (see below). Most significantly, moving from Level Blue to Level Green will mean any business, activity or gathering may operate without any capacity limits other than those resulting from 6 feet distancing or as outlined in this newsflash.
For more information about local orders, please see the Tenth Amended Public Health Order.
Counties will move between levels based on the metrics and will work with the state to ensure unique local factors are considered. In order to move to a less restrictive level (e.g. Level 2 to Level 1), counties must meet and sustain all three metrics for two weeks. Counties must engage in a consultation process with CDPHE, which may entail moving to a more restrictive level, when they are out of compliance with any of the metrics for more than two weeks.
CDPHE Reported Cumulative 7-Day Metrics for Pitkin County
In the charts below, we have added 7-day case counts over the last 14 days in Pitkin County based on CDPHE data. CDPHE is evaluating counties with populations less than 30,000 people using 7-day case counts. We have kept the 7-day incidence rates (cases per 100,000 people) for the last 14 days for comparing Pitkin County rates to other Colorado counties, but this is not currently being used to evaluate Pitkin County’s overall State Dial status. Seven-day percent positivity continues to be a metric that CDPHE uses to evaluate Pitkin County’s State Dial status.
CDPHE Level Guidelines & Restrictions
CDPHE Levels Compared
As part of the October 7th Pitkin County Public Health Order, the County has adopted the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) COVID-19 Dial. The dial has six levels ranging from ‘Protect Our Neighbors’ to ‘Extreme Risk’. The metrics used to define the levels are new cases, percent positivity, and impact on hospitalizations. Pitkin County will move between levels based on these three metrics.
In addition to the three state-required metrics, Pitkin County Public Health will continue to closely monitor local data to evaluate the spread of disease transmission in our community.