State orders El Paso County to 'Level Red' starting Friday at 5 p.m.
Last updated 11/23/2020 at 5:05pm
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified local officials on Monday that El Paso County is required to move from high-risk status (Level Orange) to severe risk (Level Red) on the state's dial framework in response to high levels of COVID-19 disease transmission, positivity rate and hospitalizations.
Moving to Level Red will require El Paso County to adhere to stricter limitations on social and commercial activities. The capacity limits are significant, requiring more aggressive mitigation efforts in Colorado and El Paso County, and go into effect Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. Most indoor activities will be prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative. Ahead of El Paso County, there are numerous Colorado counties who have already moved to Level Red in response to high levels of disease transmission.
As of Monday, El Paso County's metrics are as follows:
Two-week incidence: 1160.7
Two-week test positivity rate: 14.71%
Two-week COVID-19 case count (new cases): 8,386
For a full list of COVID-19 testing sites in El Paso County, visit El Paso County Public Health's testing page.
For business sectors with questions about what these new restrictions mean, contact:
CDPHE Level Red: Severe Risk requirements by sector
Call El Paso County Public Health at (719) 578-3167
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