COVID-19 is not gone. Unfortunately, it’s here to stay. Although Pitkin County has a high vaccination rate and continued community support for mitigation strategies, summer is our busiest season with countless visitors from around the globe. If each of us takes personal responsibility for preventing the spread of illness by making the Healthy Best Practices a priority and following the recommendations for your specific situation – it will be an incredible summer.
I protect myself and others by getting my initial vaccination doses and boosters.
I stay home if I feel sick, monitor symptoms, and follow quarantine/isolation guidelines including isolating for 5 days after a positive test. I have a doctor who I can call if I become severely ill.
I limit exposure by wearing a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces and after a known exposure.
I have rapid tests on hand to use at the first signs of illness and as a preventative measure before attending gatherings.
Isolation and Quarantine
After a positive test, either PCR or antigen, a 5-day isolation followed by 5 days of mask-wearing is still required by the CDC. At this time, quarantine is not required but may be recommended in certain settings, such as a school or workplace, as an outbreak mitigation tool. Please read more about isolation and quarantine from the CDC
Pitkin County COVID-19 Risk Level
The Pitkin County Public Health team has simplified the COVID-19 data reporting process and associated dashboards. Please use the data and risk level to help you determine your personal mitigation strategies. When metrics indicate higher rates of circulation, individuals may choose to wear masks or avoid crowded indoor settings.
Please use the links below to for Pitkin County COVID-19 Data as well as further data from the CDPHE and the CDC.
Schools and Childcare
Pitkin County Public Health is providing guidance to all schools and early childcare centers. The goal is to give a roadmap to navigate the current COVID-19 landscape as well as clearly define roles and responsibilities. This guidance is in line with the current CDC and CDPHE school guidance.