The new medical order was issued due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions, said Jefferson County Public Health.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado – The Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has issued a new public health order to combat the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions.
The JCPH said it would remove the county variance and perform PHO 20-009 with the following guidelines:
- Outdoor events are limited to no more than 75 people.
- Indoor events are limited to no more than 25 people.
- An event cannot contain more than one room, activity, or designated area.
- Spectators are prohibited from participating in all high school sporting events.
- Spectators are prohibited from participating in all recreational and adult recreational sports.
- 10pm last call to sell alcohol to restaurants, bars and food breweries.
Medical orders will be effective from 12:01 am Thursday through midnight on November 29, unless the medical order is renewed, canceled, replaced or modified.
JCPH said there were 1,815 COVID-19 infections in the county between October 14 and October 28, equivalent to 311.3 cases per 100,000 residents.
During the same period, hospital admissions increased by 80% and the positive rate for Jefferson County was 6.2%.
A positive rate above 5% indicates that the virus is spreading in the community and there is a possibility that many residents infected with COVID-19 have not been tested.
JCPH Community Health Services Director, Dr. Margaret Huffman said: “We have a short opportunity to control our cases, otherwise our county will move to Level 3 and must facing more restrictions, “said JCPH Community Health Services Director Dr. Margaret Huffman.” I want to emphasize that the coming weeks are – we’ve seen other counties move to Dial, But that wouldn’t be the way for Jeffco if we could all come together now. “
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