COVID-19 School and Childcare Data Dashboard
The purpose of this dashboard is to provide all residents and visitors with data used to monitor and inform decisions specific to infants, children, and adolescents attending childcare facilities and schools as part of Pitkin County’s COVID-19 response. All data on this page is updated every weekday at about 7PM and are subject to updates as we receive new information. More detailed descriptions of the data are located below the dashboard.
Looking for a quick summary? The top row of the dashboard contains a quick summary of the most relevant indicators. Please visit our Get Tested webpage and COVID-19 Testing Site Finder for more information on how and where testing is available in Pitkin County. Please visit our Get Vaccinated webpage for more information on how and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
**UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccinations have been approved by both the FDA and CDC for children and adolescents aged 5-11 years old. We have expanded the eligible population from 12-18 years old to 5-18 years old.
On 1/19/2022, we are updating our data starting from 1/1/2022 with the most recent Colorado State Demography Office census estimates for Pitkin County. The State Demography Office bases its estimates for counties across Colorado on 2020 U.S. Census estimates. Overall our incidence rates/vaccination rates are going to increase slightly due to population estimates falling from 17,756 to 17,363.
Some data in this dashboard is experiencing a lag in updates due to problems occurring with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) data reporting systems. Learn More
The data displayed on this data dashboard comes from three sources.
- The COVID-19 case and outbreak data is collected by Pitkin County Public Health’s disease investigation team. COVID-19 cases and outbreaks include resident and non-resident infants, children, students, teachers, and staff who attend or work at a childcare facility or school (Preschool through 12th grade) in Pitkin County. Due to the school mask mandate, PCPH does not require quarantining for childcare and school contacts, only notification of exposure. However, should disease investigation deem the exposure risky (e.g. no or improper mask use), then unvaccinated children, students or staff may be asked to quarantine. Outbreaks are defined as 5 or more cases linked to an exposure event at a school or childcare facility.
- COVID-19 14-day percent positivity is based on CDPHE reports of all COVID-19 tests among Pitkin County childcare- and school-aged residents (0-18 years of age). Percent positivity estimates are grouped by grade using approximate ages since testing providers do not collect information about childcare or school attendance. A 14-day window was selected over a 7-day window to provide a more accurate picture of percent positivity when test results are low in some age groups.
- COVID-19 vaccination rates are displayed from CDPHE reports of all vaccinations among Pitkin County childcare- and school-aged residents (5-18 years of age). Vaccination rates are grouped by grade using approximate ages since vaccination providers do not collect information about childcare or school attendance. Vaccination rates are based on population by age 2020 projections provided by the Colorado State Demography Office. While these are the best available estimates, they are still limited and vaccination rates may reach >100% coverage.
The COVID-19 case data contained in this webpage were collected by Pitkin County Public Health and may not reflect data reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Testing results are displayed from CDPHE reports of all COVID-19 PCR tests among Pitkin County student-aged residents. There may be differences between CDPHE positivity estimates and those displayed on this dashboard. Vaccination rates are displayed from CDPHE reports of all vaccinations among Pitkin County student-aged residents.