Boulder County Public Health set to reinstate indoor mask mandate – The Denver Post

Due to high levels of transmission of coronavirus in Boulder County, people will soon be required to wear masks indoors. Boulder County Public Health also is working to develop a new program that incentivizes businesses to instate vaccine policies by allowing them to obtain exemptions from the mask mandate if a vaccination policy is in place. The new public health […]

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China closing county near Myanmar for mass virus testing

Everyone in a county in China’s southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the government announced Saturday. Businesses, schools and markets in Jiangcheng County in Yunnan province will close Monday and Tuesday while nucleic acid testing is carried out, the government said. Travel into and out of the county will be prohibited. Yunnan […]

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Jefferson County makes changes to original mask mandate

Jefferson County has made a change to its original mask mandate. The county is no longer requiring masks for outdoor settings, according to a public health order issued by Executive Director for Jefferson County Public Health, Dawn Comstock. “We are making good progress on COVID-19 vaccinations — especially among our high-risk priority populations — and folks are getting outside more […]

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Maryland County Pledges Investigation of Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death

Officials in Maryland’s Prince George’s County say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and co-workers believe she contracted the coronavirus on the job. The probe follows a story by KHN and the Associated Press two weeks ago focusing on the worker, […]

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18 Douglas County restaurants resume in-person dining after receiving Five Star program approval

Thirty-three Douglas County businesses, including 18 restaurants, increased their indoor capacity to 25% on Wednesday after receiving state approval under Colorado’s new Five Star State Certification Program. One indoor events center and 14 gyms and fitness centers also increased capacity after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified the county it had reached 10 days of sustained and […]

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Summit County is the first to launch a new state program that allows restaurants to expand indoor dining

Within 24 hours of Colorado announcing a new path to reopening restaurants to indoor diners, Summit County deployed newly minted inspectors throughout its mountain towns to make sure tables were 10 feet apart, registration sheets were ready to go and ventilation systems were pumping fresh air through buildings. “Things have been gone through with a finer-tooth comb now,” Matt Vawter, […]

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Mesa County runs out of ICU beds as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Colorado

Mesa County has no beds available in hospital intensive-care units because medical facilities in the region are filling with patients amid surging coronavirus hospitalizations across Colorado, local public health officials announced Thursday. Officials with Mesa County Public Health said local hospitals also are approaching capacity in terms of both overall beds and staffing, because of widespread community transmission of COVID-19. […]

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Boulder County lifts COVID-19 gathering limits that targeted CU students

University of Colorado Boulder students and 18-to 22-year-olds who live in Boulder are now under the same gathering restrictions as the rest of Boulder County, according to an update from Boulder County Public Health. Public health officials announced the change in restrictions Tuesday, citing continued low coronavirus case counts, low case positivity rates and consistent testing. Current public health orders […]

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Eagle County tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

Eagle County is tightening restrictions on gatherings and increasing testing efforts in response to growing COVID-19 cases in the region, local health officials announced Friday. The county — which was one of the first and hardest-hit areas in March before becoming one of Colorado’s best success stories in fighting the virus — implemented an amended health order Friday limiting private […]

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Douglas County moves to leave Tri-County Health Department over mask mandate

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners on Thursday directed the county’s attorney to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department over their displeasure with a mask mandate – from which the county can and is working to opt out – which was authorized by the TCHD Board of Health on Wednesday. County Commission Board Chair Roger Partridge said in […]

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