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Fremont County moving to Level Blue on state dial Wednesday

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:28:55-05

FREMONT COUNTY — Fremont County officials announced the county would move into Level Blue on the state's COVID-19 dial Wednesday morning.

The county said it has an incidence rate of 180.5 cases per 100,000 people in a one-week period and a 2.6% positivity rate as of Tuesday's data. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's website, the determinants for Level Blue is having no more than a 5% positivity rate and having 15 to 100 new cases per 100,000 people in a 7-day period.

“The lifting of restrictions by CDPHE is a result of the hard work Fremont County residents are doing to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” Fremont County Public Health Director Kayla Marler stated in a release. “We need to remember that the pandemic is not over yet and continue practicing preventative measures such as wearing a mask, practice social distancing and frequent hand washing in order to get to the next level which is Protect our Neighbors.”

Fremont County moved into Level Yellow on Feb. 5 after seeing a declining number of COVID-19 cases. Within Level Blue, the county will see the following guidelines:

  • County is eligible for outdoor and indoor variances
  • 50% capacity or 175 people for indoor dining
  • 12 a.m. last call
  • 50% capacity or 175 people in gyms

For a complete look at the changes with Level Blue, click here.

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