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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Summit County Rescinds Covid-19 Local Disaster Emergency Declaration

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Due to declining case numbers and continued uptake in vaccinations, local disaster emergency Declaration is rescinded

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY- On March 5, 2020, Summit County Public Health confirmed its first case of COVID-19 within Summit County and since that time, Summit County has seen over 3,700 cases to date. On March 10, 2020 Governor Polis declared a state of emergency for the State of Colorado and on March 12, 2020, a COVID-19 Local Disaster Emergency was declared for Summit County because the cost and magnitude of responding to and recovering from the impact of COVID-19 in the community was far in excess of the County’s available resources. The Declaration was subsequently extended because the conditions that spurred the Declaration did not abate and instead grew into a long-term worldwide pandemic.

As of July 2021 over 70% of Coloradoans who are 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and the Governor has now determined that the need for extraordinary executive action has passed.   On July 8, 2021, the Governor rescinded most COVID-19 Executive Orders regarding the pandemic emergency and rescinded the State of Colorado Declaration of a state of emergency. At this time, due to the current local and statewide circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit County will terminate the local Declaration of a disaster emergency.   The Colorado Department of Public Health and Summit County Public Health continue to be focused on vaccination uptake and community recovery. The local public health order will stay intact through the end of July.

“We have appreciated all the support at the state and local level in mitigating the virus.  Vaccination is the greatest protection from COVID-19 and the more contagious variants. Those who are not fully vaccinated, including children under 12 who cannot receive the vaccine, should continue to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, wash hands frequently and limit social gatherings with people outside their household,” said Public Health Director Amy Wineland. “This is the best way to slow the spread of the virus, including these new, more contagious variants and be able to sustain the health of our community regardless of an emergency order.”

Summit County Public Health amended the local Public Health Order on Wednesday July 7 to align with the most recent CDPHE Public Health Order.   Locally masks continue to be required for children, ages 2-11 years old in indoor childcare settings including, camps, and recreational sports, as they are ineligible for vaccination.

The public health order went into effect on July 7, 2021, and will remain in effect through July 31, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.

To view the Colorado Covid-19 Disaster Recovery Executive Order, visit: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/5746-governor-polis-ends-covid-19-health-emergency-order

To view the local public health order, visit: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1326/Public-Health-Orders 

To view the Summit County COVID case and vaccination data, visit: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1366/Milestones

 

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El condado de Summit Anula la Declaración de Emergencia Local por Desastre de Covid-19

Debido a la disminución del número de casos y la aceptación continua de vacunas, la declaración de emergencia por desastre local se anula

 Contacto:Adam Kisiel, Coordinador de Asuntos Públicos del Condado de Summit

 CONDADO DE SUMMIT - El 5 de marzo del 2020, Salud Pública del Condado de Summit confirmó su primer caso de COVID-19 en el condado de Summit y desde ese momento, el condado de Summit ha visto más de 3,700 casos hasta la fecha. El 10 de marzo del 2020, el gobernador Polis declaró el estado de emergencia para el Estado de Colorado y el 12 de marzo del 2020, se declaró una emergencia local por desastre de COVID-19 para el condado de Summit debido al costo y la magnitud de responder y recuperarse del impacto de COVID-19 en la comunidad estaba muy por encima de los recursos disponibles del Condado. La Declaración se amplió posteriormente porque las condiciones que la impulsaron no disminuyeron y, en cambio, se convirtieron en una pandemia mundial a largo plazo.

A partir de julio del 2021, más del 70% de los habitantes de Colorado que tienen 18 años o más han recibido al menos una dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 y el gobernador ha determinado que ya pasó la necesidad de una acción ejecutiva extraordinaria. El 8 de julio del 2021, el gobernador anuló la mayoría de las órdenes ejecutivas de COVID-19 con respecto a la emergencia de la pandemia y anuló la Declaración de estado de emergencia del Estado de Colorado. En este momento, debido a las circunstancias locales y estatales actuales con respecto a la pandemia de COVID-19, el condado de Summit dará por terminada la Declaración local de emergencia por desastre. El Departamento de Salud Pública de Colorado y la Salud Pública del Condado de Summit continúan enfocándose en la aceptación de la vacunación y la recuperación de la comunidad. La orden de salud pública local permanecerá intacta hasta finales de julio.

“Hemos apreciado todo el apoyo a nivel estatal y local para mitigar el virus. La vacunación es la mayor protección contra el COVID-19 y las variantes más contagiosas. Aquellos que no están completamente vacunados, incluidos los niños menores de 12 años que no pueden recibir la vacuna, deben continuar usando un cubrebocas en el interior de los espacios públicos, lavarse las manos con frecuencia y limitar las reuniones sociales con personas fuera de su hogar ”, dijo la directora de salud pública Amy Wineland. "Esta es la mejor manera de disminuir la propagación del virus, incluidas estas variantes nuevas y más contagiosas, y poder mantener la salud de nuestra comunidad independientemente de una orden de emergencia".

Salud Pública del Condado de Summit modificó la Orden de Salud Pública local el miércoles 7 de julio para alinearla con la más reciente Orden de Salud Pública de CDPHE. A nivel local, se siguen requiriendo cubrebocas para niños de 2 a 11 años en entornos de cuidado infantil en interiores, incluidos campamentos y deportes recreativos, ya que no son elegibles para la vacunación.

La orden de salud pública entró en vigor el 7 de julio del 2021 y permanecerá vigente hasta el 31 de julio del 2021 a menos que se extienda, anule, reemplace o modifique por escrito.

Para ver la Orden Ejecutiva de Recuperación por Desastre de Covid-19 de Colorado, visite: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/5746-governor-polis-ends-covid-19-health-emergency-order

Para ver la orden local de salud publica, visite: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1326/Public-Health-Orders 

Para ver los casos de COVID del condado de Summit y las cifras de vacunación, visite:https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1366/Milestones

 

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