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Clear Creek County moves to level Red on the COVID-19 Dial


Effective Friday November 20th at 5:00pm, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is moving Clear Creek County and 14 other counties to the recently revised LEVEL RED – SEVERE RISK on the COVID-19 DIAL. The dial has also been revised to add a new highest risk level of PURPLE – EXTREME RISK.

Charlies Place Temporarily Closed to Public

The Clear Creek County and Gilpin County animal shelter, Charlie’s Place, is temporarily closed to the public. Due to the impact of COVID on staff, the shelter will be closed to public services temporarily while determinations of quarantine and/or isolation of personnel are made, in coordination with Clear Creek County Department of Public Health and Environment. Cleaning protocols are being followed. Care will continue to be provided for the animals.

Clear Creek County to move to Safer At Home Level Orange- High Risk starting Friday November 13 at 6:00 AM

Following discussions at last Friday’s County Board of Health meeting with representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Clear Creek County was just notified of being moved to a more restrictive Safer at Home Level Orange-High Risk starting on Friday, November 13th at 6:00am.

Accidental Wastewater Discharge in Idaho Springs

City of Idaho Springs Staff discovered an accidental release of approximately 90,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater that was discharged into Clear Creek at around 10:30 this morning from the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant at 890 E. Idaho Springs Road (County Road 314). The Contamination was stopped as of noon today.

The incident was immediately reported by City Staff to personnel at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's 24 hour spill hotline. The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office was also notified and issued an alert to downstream users.