Colorado’s State COVID-19 Dial System Ending Next Week
Colorado's COVID-19 Dial system will be ending next week at a state level. The change will happen on April 17 according to a spokesperson from the office of Governor Jared Polis. Ending the statewide dial system gives COVID-19 control to counties and local governments.
Colorado's current dial has six color levels:
The Colorado COVID-19 Dial can move in either direction based on main factors including the number of new cases, percent of positivity of COVID-19 tests, and impact on hospitals.
Starting on April 17, locally managed responses and restrictions will now be handled via cities, municipalities, and Colorado counties. All of eastern Colorado, with the exception of Las Animas County, is currently at Level Green.
Eleven Counties on the Front Range are currently in Level Yellow. Those counties include Pueblo, Teller, El Paso, Elbert, Douglas, Denver, Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld.
Shelby Wieman, a spokesperson for the State of Colorado said "While there have been public health orders in place, Colorado has essentially been open since the Stay-At-Home order has been lifted since last April" in an article on KDVR.
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