COVID-19 HHRC Update: Public Dashboard, Best Practice Protective Measures, Compliance Verification Form, and Statewide Update
July 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Information shared from Grand Country Public Health https://www.co.grand.co.us/COVID19
All data can now be found online using our public dashboard. You can find a link to the dashboard pinned to the top of GCPH’s facebook page or on the website at www.co.grand.co.us/covid19. Once you’re on the website, click on the pie chart icon that says “COVID-19 Data”.
Best Practice Protective Measures
As many of you know, rules, restrictions, and capacity limits for different activities have changed several times since the pandemic began, and they are bound to change again in the future. We would like to remind everyone of the simple and easy ways to access the Grand County Suppression Plan and Playbooks created by Grand County Public Health. These “live” documents contain county-specific protective measures for all activities and are updated as conditions change or developments occur. The goal of these documents is to keep our community and visitors as safe as possible while allowing our economy to recover and grow. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Grand County Suppression Plan and Playbooks: Your one-stop shop for all Grand County guidance and information.
Grand County Quick Reference Chart: This live spreadsheet provides the most up-to-date changes and capacity limitations for all activities and sectors in Grand County. It is your go-to-guide for quick information.
Grand County’s Updated COVID-19 Website: Revamped for easier accessibility and function. Be sure to check out the “COVID-19” data icon for Public Health’s new public dashboard.
Get COVID-19 Updates: Go here to sign up for alerts from Grand County when the county’s COVID-19 page is updated.
Compliance Verification Form
As a friendly reminder, Grand County Public Health still has a public health order in effect that requires all businesses, employers, sole proprietors, and organizers of events and activities to submit a Compliance Verification Form prior to accepting customers or hosting the event.
On July 16, 2020, for 30 days, Governor Polis enacted a statewide mandate for face coverings. The order states,“Except as permitted by Paragraphs L, M, and N, below, all individuals over ten (10) years old must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or moving within any Public Indoor Space.” On July 23, 2020, for 30 days, the State suspended all alcohol sales after 10:00 p.m. each day. This order applies to all entities that are licensed to sell liquor.
Additional Clarification from the State regarding mask use in Gyms: Mask-wearing requirements apply to everyone indoors, including people exercising. If you are in an indoor room with other patrons who are not a part of your household, then you need to wear a mask. You may remove it temporarily if you need to catch your breath or safely perform an activity but should wear a mask as much as feasible.
The University of Colorado’s predictive model shows that social distancing is needed at a level of at least 55%, preferably 65%, to avoid overwhelming our hospital system. Colorado is seeing hospitalizations tick back up, and as of July 16, 2020, the state’s ICU bed capacity is stabilizing at 22-30%. Currently, Colorado’s new case average has exceeded 500 each day. Several days last week showed new case counts of more than 600, close to what the state saw in April. Governor Polis urged municipalities and local public health agencies to take swift, targeted action to address rising case numbers and avoid drastic action at the statewide level.