ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Tri-County Well being Division introduced a brand new public well being order on Friday for Adams County. The order features a curfew, which works into impact at 10 p.m. on Saturday and lasts 30 days.
Officers issued the brand new order in response to the current improve in COVID-19 circumstances. The curfew requires everybody within the county besides important staff to be off public streets from 10 p.m. to five a.m.
Officers stated a failure to decrease circumstances might shut the county down.
“This new order is known as a 5-alarm name to motion, like an evacuation within the face of a wildfire,” stated John M. Douglas, Jr., MD, Govt Director of Tri-County Well being Division. “The restrictions may appear uncomfortable, however we imagine that they’re one in every of our final finest hopes to gradual the unfold of COVID-19 in our neighborhood with out the need of Adams County shifting to the Keep at Dwelling orders that we had within the spring.”
In Adams County, well being officers have recorded greater than 17,107 optimistic circumstances of COVID-19 because the pandemic started. The county has a two-week incidence charge of 797 out of 100,000 folks and a take a look at positivity charge of 12.7%.
Modeling information from the Faculty of Public Well being estimates that 1.2% of individuals in Adams County are contaminated with COVID-19 presently. Officers stated this presents a considerable threat of transmission of the virus.
“The reality will be tiresome and inconvenient, but it surely actually is within the fingers of all of us to work collectively to cease the unfold,” stated Douglas.
Hospitalization charges are steadily rising in Adams County, with 2.4 COVID-19 admissions out of each 100,000 folks. That charge is 4 occasions increased than in early September and the best charge for the county since early April.
“We’re at a particularly crucial level on this pandemic, with a lot at stake, if we don’t cease the unfold of this virus,” stated Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner and Board Chair. “The wellbeing of our neighborhood – our companies, our faculties, our financial vitality – lies within the fingers of each single individual in Adams County. We every have to observe the brand new pointers carefully to forestall being moved to the State’s Keep at Dwelling Purple Degree, which is the following step if our numbers don’t drop.”
The general public well being order has the next restrictions:
- Spectators are prohibited in any respect sporting occasions together with Colorado Excessive Faculty Actions Affiliation (CHSAA) sanctioned sporting occasions.
- A nighttime curfew is imposed in all public locations inside Adams County, together with streets and public rights-of-way, from 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. the next day.
a. Through the hours of curfew, any enterprise that’s not a Important Enterprise, as outlined in Public Well being Order 20-36, have to be closed to the general public. Staff and people offering items or companies to the enterprise are usually not thought-about members of the general public for functions of this Order. Eating places have to be closed to in-person eating however might provide curbside and supply companies.
b. Through the hours of curfew, all individuals are prohibited from utilizing, standing, sitting, touring or being current on any public road or in any public place, with the next exceptions:
i. Offering or accessing Essential Actions as outlined in Public Well being order 20-36, besides that this doesn’t embody participating in outside exercise;
ii. Offering or accessing a Important Authorities Perform as outlined in Public Well being Order 20-36;
iii. Offering or accessing a Important Enterprise as outlined in Public Well being Order 20-36;
iv. Partaking in Essential Journey as outlined in Public Well being Order 20-36
- Eating places should restrict occasion dimension to 6 folks or much less from not more than two households. Eating places are inspired to position a time restrict on diners in an effort to maximize desk turnover throughout hours of operation.
- All alcohol beverage gross sales, service, and consumption should stop at 10 p.m.
- As required by Public Well being Order 20-36, all Important Companies, non-Important Companies and Important Authorities Capabilities should undertake work at home or telework insurance policies for any operations that may be performed remotely.
To learn the complete public well being order, click here.