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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Summit County Extends Public Health Order through April 30

Summit County Public Health

All prior requirements and restrictions will remain in place

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Tuesday. The new public health order contains no substantive changes over the previous and serves to extend the local public health order through the end of April. All prior requirements and restrictions will remain in place, including gathering size restrictions of no more than 2 households and 10 people, requirements for short-term lodging operations and limits on restaurant operations included in the most recent public health order. 

The new order takes effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, April 1 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2021. The order is likely to be amended prior to April 30, as the state public health order and dial changes are finalized. 

In addition, the local public health order may be amended should conditions improve or deteriorate as indicated by Summit County’s COVID-19 case numbers, positivity rate, and hospitalizations.

“Given our rising case numbers, the increasing presence of the new variant strains, and the fact that Summit County is now in Level Orange metrics, it is important that we keep our mitigation measures in place,” said Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director. “This is particularly critical while we are seeing such high visitation numbers for Spring Break, and while many of our residents are traveling on vacation.” 

“We really need our community to continue to take precautions, get tested, avoid large gatherings, and register to receive the COVID vaccine. These are the measures that will help us stay open,” said Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence. “Getting vaccinated will enable us all to enjoy the summer the way that we want to. It is up to our community at this point.”

Summit County’s seven-day cumulative incidence rate has remained above the Level Orange threshold of 345 new cases per 100,000 residents for five consecutive days. According to data from the state’s website, the current rate is at 403.4 per 100,000, and Tuesday represented the fifth consecutive day above the 345 mark. If this trend continues, Summit County may be required to move from Level Yellow, back to the more restrictive Level Orange on the State Dial.

Summit County continues to see outbreaks associated with events, gatherings at short-term rental units, parties and activities at restaurants and venues. These actions, along with an increasing presence of the new variant strains are leading to outbreaks. Over the last two weeks, variants accounted for 27% of new positive cases in Summit County. Officials caution that CDPHE reserves the right to move Summit County to a more restrictive level at any point should circumstances warrant more aggressive restrictions. 

To view the local public health order, including the mitigation measures for events, businesses, short-term lodging, restaurants and bars, visit www.SummitCountyCO.gov/covid.

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