Clear Creek County COVID-19 Update Friday November 13, 2020

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COVID-19 UPDATE to CLEAR CREEK COUNTY BUSINESSES - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

WORKING TOGETHER IS IMPERATIVE

As the County enters the Safer at Home Level ORANGE - HIGH RISK, we want to emphasize the importance of following the CDPHE’s guidelines and restrictions.  We know this is financially and emotionally difficult for all of you, but it is imperative that we work together to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus in our community. 

It is now estimated that upwards of 1 in every 50 Coloradans has COVID-19, and up to 60% of those are asymptomatic.  

We need to reduce our numbers significantly over the next 2 - 3 weeks for our restrictions to be lessened and our business to be able to operate at higher capacity in time for the holiday season.

OUR NUMBERS HAVE INCREASED

Clear Creek County’s COVID-19 numbers are trending in the wrong direction.  For the week of November 6th - 12th:

  • Our Total Case Count increased from 103 to 134; with14 positive cases reported on November 12th alone, and 6 hospitalizations.
  • Our Incidence Rate rose from 300 cases per 100,000 to 462 per 100,000.
  • Our Test Positivity Rate went up from above 7% to above 9%.

CORRECTION TO LETTER

We corrected a mistake In the second paragraph of our November 8th COVID-19 MESSAGE TO CLEAR CREEK COUNTY BUSINESSES; we added the word “NO” in the sentence regarding personal gatherings:

Personal gatherings will continue to be limited to 10 people from no more than 2 households; however, we encourage you to avoid all private gatherings.

This is a very important distinction and a corrected version of the general business letter (not by sector) is attached and is on the County COVID-19 webpage— www.clearcreekcounty.us/covid19

QUESTIONS?

For more information about our Safer at Home status and related guidelines and restrictions, please contact:

Rebecca Abrahamson, Public Health Consumer Protection Specialist

720-476-0283

rabrahamson@clearcreekcounty.us