Garfield County COVID-19 cases

The case data below gives a snapshot for the county. Data is updated regularly, and may be different than other sources due to variations in reporting times.

 

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Coronameter

Showing the current overall level of coronavirus presence, containment and mitigation within Garfield County.

Comfortable Risk

Cautious Risk
Cautious – Moderate/Low Risk

 September 18th updated (14-day period: 9/1-9/15): The case incidence rate has increased over the 14-day period along with the percentage of cases from community spread, the percentage of cases where tests were sought outside of the 48 symptom onset, and less than 60% of tests were reported within 48 hours of collection. All are necessary for containment strategies. Even little shifts in these indicators can change the meter. Hospital capacity, which is a large component of the meter, remains in a comfortable status and that helps as we know patients can be treated.

*Coronameter reviewed Mondays and Thursdays at the end of the day each week and updated as necessary based on the indicators below.

Current measures in place

• Facial Coverings: Required in all settings, indoor or outdoor
• Events: 100 ppl max indoor |175 ppl max outdoor
• Private Gatherings/Groups: 25 ppl max | however, <10 is recommended
• Personal Services (Salon, massage, spas, etc.): 50% capacity | 50 ppl max
• Restaurants: 50% capacity | 175 ppl max
• Gyms/Fitness/Pools: 50% capacity I 175 ppl max

• Group/League Sports: 25:1 instructor ratio | parents ok; spectators discouraged• Museums/Libraries: 50% capacity | 50 ppl max
• Retail (non-critical): 50% capacity | 50 ppl max
• Outfitters & Guides: 10:1 guest ratio
• Places of Worship: 50% capacity |175 ppl max indoor
• Life Rites (funerals, weddings, graduations): 50% capacity | 175 ppl max indoor I outdoor based on social distancing calculator

For sector specific details, please reference the Colorado orders page and specific guidance by sector under Safer at Home.
NOTE: % capacity and max # of people (ppl) must be determined by the social distancing calculator

Key indicators

Local Disease trend

Current level: Concerned

What this tells us:

The extent of disease spread in our community. The Community Spread measure looks at how people report contracting the virus. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. The Incidence Rate is the number of positive reported cases in a time period per 100,000 people.

Measures

Community Spread – (previous 14-day period)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedVery High
<5%5-24%25%-50%>50%


Incidence Rate, using test date – (number of positive cases in previous 14-day period, per 100,000 people)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedVery High
<3030-7576-125>125

Hospital system capacity

Current Level: Comfortable

What this tells us:

Our local hospitals, Valley View and Grand River Health, immediate and long-term capacity for supporting testing, hospitalizations, and potential surge in cases, as well as non-COVID related health care needs. Per Colorado Department of Public Health hospitals that are located in the county are to be included when evaluating COVID-19 community impact. While each hospital reports out their capacity separately for the Coronameter we bundle them together to get a county-wide perspective.

Measures

Hospital Capacity Matrix

ComfortableCautiousConcernedVery High
>75%75-50%49-25%<25%

Disease control

Current Level: Cautious

What this tells us:

Our local capacity to manage the disease. The Test Positivity Rate measures the percentage of positive tests out of the total tests conducted. Days Before Seeking Testing measures the percentage of cases that wait longer than 48 hours to seek a test after symptoms begin. Test Turnaround measures the percentage of tests reported within 48 hours of being tested. Cases Interviewed measures the percentage of completed case investigations within 24 hours.

Measures


Testing Positivity Rate – (previous 14-day period)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedVery High
<4%5-9%10-14%>15%


Days Before Seeking Testing – (% of cases seeking testing beyond 48 hours of symptoms)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedHigh Risk
>85%66-85%50-65%<50%


Test turnaround time – (% of cases with results reported within 48 hours)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedHigh Risk
>85%66-85%50-65%<50%


Cases Interviewed – (% of case interviews completed within 24 hours)

ComfortableCautiousConcernedHigh Risk
>85%75-85%65-74%<65%

Key Indicators updated Monday – Friday at 5:00PM

Alert-level systems

The Coronameter alert-level systems provide a framework to support clear decision-making and communicate with the public to help slow the spread of disease, ensure a healthy community and thriving economy.

There are four levels, each corresponding to a different phase. As the levels increase, more restrictions may be necessary to control the spread of COVID-19.

The status of the Coronameter will be reviewed on Tuesday and Fridays, updated as necessary based on the indicators.

Level 1

Comfortable

  • Cases are rare and contact tracing can be used to control the virus.
  • Take everyday precautions
Measures to be considered. Changes subject to sector-specific data and outreach
  • Mandatory Measures
    • Facial Coverings: Required indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained
    • Group Size: 250 indoor/outdoor
    • Events: 50% capacity, 250 indoor/outdoor
    • Visitors: 10 days of no symptoms before arrival
  • Potential Measures
    • Personal & Professional Services: 50% capacity, 250 people maximum
    • Restaurants: 50% capacity
    • Lodging: Open with social distancing protocol
    • Gyms/Fitness: 50% capacity
    • Retail: 50% capacity, 250 people maximum
    • Real Estate: 50% capacity, open houses allowed
    • Outfitters & Guides: 50% capacity

Level 2

Cautious

  • Moderate number of cases with most cases from a known source.
  • Increase efforts to limit personal exposure
Measures to be considered. Changes subject to sector-specific data and outreach
  • Mandatory Measures
    • Facial Coverings: Required
    • Group Size: 50 indoor/outdoor
    • Events: 50% capacity, 50 indoor/outdoor
    • Visitors: 10 days of no symptoms before arrival
  • Potential Measures
    • Personal & Professional Services: 50% capacity, 50 people maximum
    • Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity, 50 people max
    • Lodging: Open with social distancing protocol
    • Gyms/Fitness: 25% indoor; 50% outdoor capacity, 50 people max
    • Retail: 50% capacity, 50 people maximum
    • Real Estate: 50% capacity, open houses allowed
    • Outfitters & Guides: 10:1 guest ratio
    • Group Sports: 25 maximum participants
    • Places Of Worship: 50 indoor/outdoor
    • Institutions (Museums/Library): 50% capacity, 50 people max
    • Construction/Landscaping: Current guidance

Level 3

Concerned

  • Many cases including community spread with undetected cases likely
  • Limit everyday activities to increase safety
Measures to be considered. Changes subject to sector-specific data and outreach
  • Mandatory Measures
    • Facial Coverings: Required
    • Group Size: 10 indoor/outdoor
    • Events: 50% capacity, 10 indoor/outdoor
    • Visitors: 10 days of no symptoms before arrival
  • Potential Measures
    • Personal & Professional Services: 50% capacity, 10 people maximum
    • Restaurants: Outdoor dining and carry-out only
    • Lodging: Open with limited capacity
    • Gyms/Fitness: Personal Training 10:1
    • Retail: 50% capacity, 10 people maximum
    • Real Estate: Individual showings. No open houses
    • Outfitters & Guides: 10:1 guest ratio
    • Group Sports: Non-contact sports permitted with 10 or less
    • Places Of Worship: 10 or less/drive in services
    • Institutions (Museums/Library): 50% capacity, 10 people maximum
    • Construction/Landscaping: Stricter guidance (carpooling, masks, max on job site and food service)

Level 4

Very High Risk

  • Widespread outreach that is growing with many undetected cases.
  • Take strong measures to limit all contact
Measures to be considered. Changes subject to sector-specific data and outreach
  • Mandatory Measures
    • Facial Coverings: Required
    • Group Size: Within Household
    • Events: Not Allowed
    • Visitors: No visitors permitted. Non-resident homeowners quarantine for 14 days upon arrival
  • Potential Measures
    • Personal & Professional Services: Closed
    • Restaurants: Take-out and delivery only
    • Lodging: Essential Only
    • Gyms/Fitness: Closed
    • Retail: Closed
    • Real Estate: Virtual Only
    • Outfitters & Guides: Closed
    • Group Sports: Closed
    • Places Of Worship: Closed
    • Institutions (Museums/Library): Closed
    • Construction/Landscaping: Closed
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