Get ready for Level Orange: Safer At Home High Risk

November 11, 2020

Based on current public health trends, all three counties in the Roaring Fork Valley – Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield – are on track to transition to Level Orange on the state’s COVID Dial by next week. This will impact businesses as there are greater restrictions associated with Level Orange.

Timing

Eagle County: Monday, November 16 | Notified by CDPHE
Pitkin County: Wednesday, November 18 | Notified by CDPHE

Garfield County: TBD | No official date yet, however updates from CDPHE will likely occur on Monday.

What does this mean for you?

This means that many businesses/industries will face greater restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19. More details can be found on the State of Colorado’s COVID Dial page. (Not intended to be viewed on a mobile device). Detailed overview of the State’s COVID Dial [PDF]

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Resources

Links to all Public Health Departments, and their respective COVID dials can be found on our Public Health Information page. 

Eagle County COVID website: eaglecountycovid.org
Pitkin County COVID website: covid19.pitkincounty.com
Garfield County COVID website: www.garfield-county.com/public-health/novel-coronavirus/

Testing

See the Public Health Information – Testing page on our website for links to testing in all three Roaring Fork Valley Counties. Free options are available in each county for those without insurance.


Have a quarantine/isolation plan

From the Garfield County website:

Make your quarantine plan before it happens / what does quarantine really mean?
With a high volume of COVID spread in the community it is important to make your COVID plan now, before you or someone in your family is affected. The individuals in our community need to think about their personal COVID plan. What will you do if you receive a COVID exposure notification or are told to quarantine?

Quarantine means:

  • The person should not go to stores, school, social gatherings, sports, or church for the full 14-day period. It is all right to spend time outside, but if you encounter others who are not in your household, stay six feet away and wear a mask.
  • Quarantine only ends after the 14-day period when no symptoms have started or if COVID symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, get tested within 1-2 days and begin isolation following the CDPHE guidelines.
  • Other household members of a person in quarantine are considered ‘contacts of a contact’ and are not required to quarantine. However, everyone should continue to monitor symptoms and seek medical evaluation if symptoms develop.
  • Quarantine at home does not mean isolating the person from the rest of the family but wearing masks and distancing within the home are recommended during this time.

Additional information and resources on quarantine and isolation can be found on the Public Health Information – Quarantine & Isolation page.