Counties warned of possible COVID-19 variance reversal

COLORADO -  Tuesday, July 28, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that 15 Colorado counties with a daily average of 100+ positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people during the past two weeks (counties in red on map) have been notified that they could lose their COVID-19 variances if they do not reverse the 100+ threshold within two weeks of the date of their notification. Polis stated that counties who do not reverse their case growth rate will have to return to the “Safer at Home” phase. To reverse the growth, counties need to follow their mitigation plans which are administration required per their variance application with the state. Polis also cautioned that all counties with increasing growth rates who are below the 100+ daily cases threshold need to take prompt and bold action on the local level to lower case growth.

In the San Luis Valley, Mineral county is the only county that exceeds the 100+ daily case threshold and could lose its variance. Alamosa county is in the 51-100 daily case rate while all other counties in the area are seeing 50 or less daily cases per 100,000.


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