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
On February 24tn the CDC updated the Covid-19 Risk levels to Community Levels. Pitkin County is currently at a level. Learn more.
Hospital Status (As of 2/16)
- 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: 0 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 0 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations:
- 90% of Acute Care Beds in Use
- 85% of ICU Beds in Use
- 58% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinated
7-Day COVID-19 Case Summary (3/9 – 3/15)
- New Pitkin County cases: 6
- Resident Incidence Rate: 35/100,000
(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 (3/9 – 3/15)
- Positivity Rate: 3%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 15% decrease over the prior 7-day period
- Testing Turnaround: 100% of test results within 2 days
- Indoor Mask Mandate – Effective 2/22
- Masks are recommended indoors but required on public transportation and in some business settings.
Pitkin County COVID-19 Community Level Moves to Low
Pitkin County’s Community Level, per the CDC, has now moved to low. This means there are fewer than 10 new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population and less than 10 percent of staffed inpatient beds are being occupied by COVID-19 patients. Please continue to follow the healthy best practices to keep our community transmission down. You can always find the COVID-19 Community Level on our homepage.
New Changes to COVID-19 Data Dashboard
As COVID-19 wanes in Pitkin County, the public health team has simplified the data reporting process and associated dashboards. There will now be a single Pitkin County data dashboard, which will include data on COVID-19 case and testing, and COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccinations. Links to additional data provided by the state can be found in the lower part of our COVID-19 data landing page. Read our newest blog to learn more about what is changing.
Pitkin County COVID-19 Communication Changes
Due to the improved COVID-19 risk in Pitkin County, the cadence and nature of COVID-19 communications will change. Pitkin County Public Health will now be combining the bi-weekly newsletter and the weekly COVID-19 data summary into one weekly COVID-19 update, that will include general updates as well as a high-level overview of COVID-19 data in the county. Please visit our website for in-depth updates and more data.
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Need to get vaccinated or boosted? Check out these upcoming clinics from Pitkin County. Visit the Get Vaccinated webpage for details.
Mobile Vax Bus
March 17th, 9:00am – 5:00pm Snowmass Town Park (Snowmass Rec Center); 2835 Brush Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
March 18, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Snowmass Center (Near Tasters Pizza); 16 Kearns Rd. Snowmass Village, CO 81615
March 19th, 20th, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Downtown Aspen; 412 Rio Grande Place, Aspen CO 81611
1st, 2nd and booster doses are available for Pfizer, Moderna. Pediatric Pfizer is also available. Walk-ups are welcome!
**The COVID-19 case data was 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 from CDPHE reports of all COVID-19 tests among Pitkin County residents. There may be differences between CDPHE positivity estimates and those presented in this report.