This report gives you a summary of the data over the past week and the status of COVID-19 in the community.** For more detailed information, please visit our Covid-19 data dashboards.
Current CDC Covid-19 Community Level
Pitkin County is currently at a level. Learn more.
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity: COMFORTABLE*
(Based on an evaluation of inpatient hospitalizations, transfer capacity, healthcare workers out and average daily visits in ER, respiratory evaluation, and COVID-19 testing)
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 3 (in past 28 days)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations:
- 90% of Acute Care Beds in Use
- 84% of ICU Beds in Use
- 54% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinated
7-Day COVID-19 Case Summary (4/6 – 4/12)
- New Pitkin County cases: 26
- Resident Incidence Rate: 150/100,000
(The cumulative incidence rate is calculated by dividing the total number of cases over the census population, then multiplying by 100,000)
7-Day Testing Summary (4/6 – 4/12)
- Positivity Rate: 12%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 7% Increase over the prior 7-day period
CDC Extends Transportation Mask Mandate Until May 3
Due to the increasing spread of the omicron subvariant in the U.S. the CDC is extending its face mask requirement for public transit for another 15 days. That means travelers will still need to mask up in airports, planes, buses, and trains until May 3. The mask travel requirement had been set to expire this coming Monday. Continue to wear a face mask while traveling in Pitkin County, including riding RFTA buses and in the Pitkin County Airport.
CDPHE Introduces Interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Follow-up Dose Calculator
The state launched an interactive tool that provides Coloradans with an easy way to determine the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that are recommended for them. This depends on multiple factors, including a person’s age, which vaccine they initially received, and whether they have immunocompromising conditions. Parents and guardians of children under the age of 18 can also use this tool to determine the recommended number of doses for their children. The tool is available in English and Spanish.
Testing Site Changes in Pitkin County
As part of the State’s gradual transition from offering COVID-19 testing through state-run community testing sites to traditional healthcare settings and federal programs, the Aspen Airport Cell Phone Lot testing site and the Snowmass Village Town Hall site will close on April 30th. Read more.
Change of the Seasons – A Healthy Reminder
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. Read about those strategies here.
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Visit the Get Vaccinated webpage for details and to make appointments.
Mobile Vax Bus in Aspen
9am – 5pm each day
- Friday, April 22 – Aspen Valley Hospital Parking Lot – 401 Castle Creek Rd. Aspen, CO 81611
- Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24 – Rio Grande Park 412 Rio Grande Pl. Aspen, CO 81611
Appointments Recommended. 1st, 2nd and booster doses available for Pfizer, Moderna. Pediatric Pfizer also available (age 5+). Clinic information may be subject to change. No ID required.