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Teller County submits mitigation plan to protect variance

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 19:47:11-04

WOODLAND PARK, Colorado — Health officials in Teller County submitted a mitigation plan to the state health department after exceeding the number of positive cases of COVID-19 allowed by their variance. Karen Muntzert, Deputy Public Information Officer for Teller County Public Health said there was an outbreak tied to a multi-day event held at the Charis Bible College in late June and early July. Through contact tracing, they were able to determine that two or more of the positive tests came from people who attended the event.

However, Muntzert said the number of cases of virus attributed to community spread also increased this month. She encourages residents to be proactive about protecting their health.

"We are definitely encouraging mask-wearing when at all possible. We are also still encouraging to stay at home as much as possible and definitely stay at home they're sick," Muntzert said.

The majority of people who've tested positive for the virus have self-isolated. However, about 10 people were hospitalized with more severe symptoms.