Restrictions to last until May 16 to help control spread of COVID-19
Beginning April 16, Arapahoe County businesses and residents will follow simplified restrictions issued by the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), with the continued goal of controlling and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
As of April 14, 2021, there were 135,050 known positive cases in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties, with 1,688 deaths in those counties, and there also is evidence that more contagious and potentially more severe variant strains are spreading in Colorado. With cases going up and a limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, Tri-County Health Department officials want everyone to remain cautious for a brief extension of time until vaccines are more widely available.
The TCHD Public Health Order will be in effect from April 16 through May 15, and highlights include:
Arapahoe County is at Level Yellow metrics, with a one-week cumulative incidence rate is 184.1, with a positivity rate of 6.4% and six days of declining or stable hospitalization rates. As such the County will remain at Level Blue restrictions for the Phase 1 timeframe.
To enhance personal safety and help reduce levels of COVID-19 transmission across our communities, our residents and visitors should continue to social distance; wear masks in public indoor areas; avoid large gatherings or crowds, especially indoors; stay home while they are sick and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms; wash their hands often; and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Arapahoe County will continue to operate its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program during this time, as the program does provide businesses some additional capacity benefits.