Most Recent Update
July 24, 2020 st 7:00 p.m.
High Disease Activity
The number of cases of COVID-19 in Grand County has gone up to 39, keeping Grand County in the “High Disease Activity” category (51-100 cases/100,000 population in 2 weeks). Grand County Commissioners and the Grand County Public Health Director received a letter from the State requesting a mitigation plan last weekend because of this. Our Incident Management Team (IMT) and Grand County Public Health (GCPH) responded on Monday with an updated mitigation plan to bring our caseload back down to “manageable” levels. The amendments to the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practice and Activity Specific Protective Measures were instituted as part of that mitigation plan.
The amendments included the following:
- Event sizes shall be decreased to the lower of 50% capacity or a maximum of 50 persons at Indoor Events and 125 persons at Outdoor Events with rigorous prevention measures in place.
- Several references to mask and cloth face coverings have been amended in Grand County PH Playbooks to update mask usage to match the state requirements.
We were attributing most of our caseload to cases brought in from outside the county, but our current contact tracing has found that community spread is evident, mostly from social events/activities. GCPH wants to reiterate the importance of following and committing to the protective measures in place. Remember, we all have a role to play in limiting the spread of this virus. Containing the spread of COVID-19 will require committed action from the entire community.
Website & Public Dashboard
The Public Dashboard is going through some final revisions and will be released within the next couple of days. The dashboard includes: total positive case count for residents and associated, percentage of cases by geographic area, percentage of population with COVID-19, case rate, total deaths, total hospitalizations, two-week rolling case count, case by transmission source, and the amount of individuals on quarantine and isolation orders. We hope that this dashboard will provide a more transparent situational outlook for everybody, plus the knowledge needed to allow individuals and establishments the ability to plan their own mitigation efforts. The Grand County COVID-19 website has also been significantly simplified. This new, user-friendly update is live. Please visit www.co.grand.co.us/covid19
Fair & Rodeo Outlook
Grand County Public Health and the COVID-19 Response Team continue to monitor disease incidence as they work with the fair, helping event organizers put on safe and successful events this summer. For example, the team has continued to work with county officials and the Board of Middle Park Fair and Rodeo to develop protocols that will allow our community to celebrate both agriculture and our county’s youth through 4-H shows and events. The Fair will undoubtedly look different this year compared to other years; nevertheless, the public will be able to enjoy traditional fair activities in the very near future. The Middle Park Fair and Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 9 in Kremmling.