Garfield County COVID-19 summary

Dial 2.0 changes, Level Yellow restrictions, 5 Star updates and more for the week of 2.8.21

State Dial 2.0 changes

Adjustments in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) COVID-19 Dial levels have placed Garfield County into Level Yellow in all three of the state’s dial metrics, effective 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

The state adjusted the dial metrics statewide due to the level of vaccinations occurring and decreasing COVID-19 rates. Dial 2.0 better reflects a balance between disease suppression and economic activity.

Dial 2.0 is based on 7-day intervals (rather than the previous 14-day intervals) for cumulative incidence rates and test positivity. This was done to make the dial more “responsive and flexible.” Hospitalizations remain at 14-day intervals.

  • Counties in Level Yellow must now have between 100 and 300 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in one week. The rate of positive tests must be no more than 7.5 percent and the county must have stable or declining hospitalizations.

The Garfield County data page has been updated to reflect the recent changes.

The biggest impacts to Garfield County regarding

  • Indoor sports may now operate at up to 25 participants.
  • Restaurants may now have up to 150 people when using the social distancing calculator.
  • The capacity for personal services has increased to 50 people at 50% capacity max.
  • Indoor and outdoor events maximums have increased but continue to require the social distancing calculator.

5 Star status

With the updates in the state dial and level change for Garfield County, the 5 Star Administration Committee is pressing pause on the program. The committee will continue to evaluate the community’s need for the program should county dial levels change. The committee wishes to thank everyone involved in creating the program and getting it approved so that it can be used in the future if it is needed. Businesses needing additional information may reach out to their respective chamber.

  • According to the CDPHE, 5 Star-certified businesses in counties in Level Yellow may not operate at Level Blue restrictions until Colorado has vaccinated 70 percent of individuals ages 70 and older.

B.1.1.7 (UK) variant

  • Garfield County is still investigating possible cases of the UK variant. The county has 2 confirmed and 4 suspect cases.

 Vaccination status

Garfield County is seeking any remaining 70 and older individuals who have not yet been vaccinated. If you are 70 or older and have not been vaccinated, please call 970-665-6371. People age 65 and up are now eligible and should visit the Garfield County vaccine page to make an appointment with a local provider. School staff are also being vaccinated and should work with/contact their employers.

COVID state and county dashboard

The Colorado School of Public Health has created a COVID state and county dashboard

The dashboard offers county-specific data on a variety of COVID-19 information, including epidemiological, economic, mental health and mobility patterns.

Garfield County data:

Current stats – these come from Johns Hopkins,, CDPHE


Geographic Area Total Cases Currently Hospitalized Deaths Recovered
Global 106,024,977 Not Available (N/A) 2,314,312 59,108,637
United States 26,990,685 84,233 452,660 N/A
Colorado 404,255 538 5,721 21,426*
Garfield County 5,044 N/A 37 Confirmed

1 Under Investigation

Eagle County 4,595 N/A 17 N/A
Pitkin County 1,902 N/A 4 N/A
Mesa County 12,565 35 103 11,719

* This number is the patients discharged in the state.


Cases since last week

  • 91 cases reported/added 2/1-2/7, for a rolling average of 13 cases added per day
  • Dates with most cases added (for that day):
    • 2/3 with 20 cases



Providers vaccinating # vaccine administered % vaccine administered 1st Dose 2nd Dose Phase 1A and 1B #70+    vaccinated % 70+ vaccinated
Valley View Hospital 5,671 100% 4,215 1,456 2,225 1,990 43.3%
Grand River Health 3,174 100% 2,386 788 1,060 1,326 28.8%
Mountain Family Health Center 370* 100% 370 137 233 5.1%
Garfield County Public Health 104 100% 104 46 58 1.3%
Total from providers listed 9,319 100% 7,075 2,244 3,468 3,607 78.4%


* Numbers for Mountain Family not updated at time of this report.

† 70+ population estimate (4,598) has been calculated using Census data that can be found online.



  • 37 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases, by were ruled to be caused by something other than COVID-19
  • 1 death being investigated
  • 2 new deaths reported since last week

State dial information (2/1 – 2/06)

  • Two-week incidence:
    • Monday: 477.0
    • Tuesday: 478.7
    • Wednesday: 458.7
    • Thursday: 445.4
    • Friday: 437.1
  • One-week incidence:
    • Saturday: 167.9
    • Sunday: 161.2


  • Hospitalizations , days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):
    • Monday: 9
    • Tuesday: 9
    • Wednesday: 8
    • Thursday: 8
    • Friday: 7
  • Updated dial:
    • Saturday: 10
    • Sunday: 12
      • Remained in ‘Level Yellow’ for stable or declining hospitalizations for the past week.


  • Test positivity, two-week period:
    • Monday: 6.8%
    • Tuesday: 7.0%
    • Wednesday: 6.8%
    • Thursday: 7.0%
    • Friday: 6.9%
  • Test positivity, one-week period:
    • Saturday: 6.4%
    • Sunday: 6.2%