Mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics July 9-15

State holds mobile vaccine clinic in Glenwood Springs

Colorado State Emergency Operations Center

July 9, 2021: The state of Colorado and its partners are offering mobile and pop-up vaccination clinics across the state this coming week, including at the Colorado Black Arts Festival, Mary Jane Neal Community Cookout at the Pueblo City Park, and the return to Raíces Brewery for “Vaccination to Victory,” where Raíces will be offering 10% off to anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine at the event. 

Vaccines are free, and no insurance, ID, or appointment are required to get vaccinated. Coloradans can find vaccines near them at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Sunday, July 11

Glenwood Meadows Retail Center

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

105 E. Meadows Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Many other clinics are being held statewide. https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/mobile-and-pop-up-vaccine-clinics-july-9-15

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El estado tiene una clínica móvil de vacunas en Glenwood Springs

REMOTO, (9 de julio de 2021): El estado de Colorado y sus socios están ofreciendo clínicas móviles y eventos de vacunación en todo el estado la semana que viene, incluyendo en el Festival de Black Arts de Colorado, el evento comunitario de Mary Jane Neal en Pueblo City Park y el regreso a Raíces Brewery para “La vacunación hacia la victoria”, donde Raíces estará ofreciendo un descuento del 10% para todas las personas que reciben una vacuna contra el COVID-19 durante el evento.

Las vacunas son gratuitas y no se requiere identificación o cita previa para vacunarse. Los habitantes de Colorado pueden encontrar vacunas cercanas a ellos en covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Domingo, 11 de julio

Glenwood Meadows Retail Center

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

105 E. Meadows Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Muchas otras clínicas se llevan a cabo en todo el estado. https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/mobile-and-pop-up-vaccine-clinics-july-9-15

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics July 9-15

CDPHE: State epidemiologists on the ground in Mesa County as Delta variant increases in Mesa County, state meeting with local leaders & CDC

Governor Polis and Dr. Herlihy held roundtable with local officials

Grand Junction, CO, (June 24, 2021): State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Dr. Ginger Stringer, the Epidemiology Response Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Janell Nichols, the Infection Prevention Unit Manager at CDPHE, visited Grand Junction this week to meet with local public health officials, long term care facilities, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and community leaders to investigate the Delta variant and its prevalence in Mesa County. 

“The proportion of Colorado cases due to the Delta variant has been rapidly increasing; now estimated to be greater than 50% of cases,” said Dr. Herlihy. “We are taking extra precautions and turning to the CDC for additional support to make sure we know how and why the Delta variant is spreading in Western Colorado. Getting fully vaccinated is the best protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.”

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labeled the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) as a variant of concern. This variant was first identified in India in December 2020, where it caused a devastating outbreak. Following the identification of several long term care facility outbreaks including some vaccine breakthrough cases, as well as high hospitalization rates in the community, CDPHE formally requested technical assistance from the CDC to investigate the Delta variant presence in Western Colorado. CDPHE officials arrived in Mesa County Tuesday morning and a team from the CDC arrived on Tuesday afternoon to provide the state of Colorado additional technical support.
CDPHE identified the first Colorado case of the Delta variant on May 5 in Mesa County. As of June 22, the variant had been identified in 28 Colorado counties. As of June 22, 54% of Delta variant cases in Colorado so far have been identified in Mesa County through genomic sequencing. In addition, Colorado is starting to see more cases of the Delta variant outside of Mesa County.

On Monday, Governor Polis and Dr. Herlihy held a roundtable with local officials in Grand Junction. In keeping with the state’s efforts to meet people where they are in their communities, the state drove a mobile vaccine clinic to the Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention. 

Early studies indicate that the Delta variant is more transmissible than the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which has previously been the most common variant in Colorado and continues to be the most common across the United States. Studies also indicate that the Delta variant causes more severe disease, with roughly double the hospitalization rate of the Alpha variant.

Variant data, including a list of all counties known to be impacted by the Delta variant and the number of cases identified, is available on CDPHE’s COVID-19 data dashboard at https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.

In addition to requesting technical assistance from the CDC, CDPHE increased infection prevention requirements in residential care facilities and updated the residential care facility mitigation guidance. Such measures may be needed in situations including but not limited to: identification of variants of concern, increased transmission within a particular facility, and/or increase in morbidity and mortality during a specific outbreak. 

Facilities located in counties where SARS-CoV-2 virus Delta variant is emerging must use a CDPHE contracted lab for all laboratory based COVID-19 testing and follow enhanced testing procedures. All unvaccinated staff and unvaccinated residents (regardless of whether they have left the facility) must be tested with a lab-based PCR test twice weekly. Prior to the start of each shift, all unvaccinated staff must be tested for COVID-19 utilizing a rapid molecular or antigen test. Daily rapid testing should be completed in conjunction with twice weekly PCR testing, not in place of it.

Experts stress that getting vaccinated can provide significant protection against illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. The vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, particularly two weeks after both doses are received. Of people admitted to the hospital with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (but not necessarily due to COVID-19) during the week of June 6-June 12, 2021, more than 90% were not known to have received any vaccine before their hospitalization. Current data suggests that getting vaccinated reduces the spread of infection, leading to fewer opportunities for new variants to develop and spread. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: State epidemiologists on the ground in Mesa County as Delta variant increases in Mesa County, state meeting with local leaders & CDC

State updates data dashboard to include federal doses distributed and administered in Colorado

Colorado updated its COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard today to reflect the inclusion of federally-distributed and -administered doses throughout the state. 

This update will initially add over 1,900,000 doses distributed to providers and nearly 300,000 doses administered to Colorado’s cumulative vaccine numbers. 

“The federal government has been working alongside the state to make sure that everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. As a result of our combined efforts, we have ample supply of vaccine in the state ready to go,” said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 Incident Commander. “We are strategically distributing the doses as to minimize waste and meet people where they are. Coloradans who are not yet vaccinated can find an available dose at providers across the state and can find a location near them at COCOVIDVACCINE.ORG or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).”

Multiple federal programs including the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program and the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination have distributed and administered these doses. Of the approximately one million unused doses in the state, approximately 385,000 are at pharmacies that are part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and approximately 500,000 are at Community Vaccine Sites, local public health agencies, the state lab, and other enrolled vaccine providers. Colorado has also had minimal amounts of wasted COVID-19 doses — vaccine providers have reported 13,007 unused doses, which is 0.2 percent of the 5,565,142 doses administered.

Federal doses distributed and administered are reported through the Tiberius system and will now be integrated in Colorado’s dashboard, with updates occurring Monday-Friday each week. Tiberius is a federal database run and managed by the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. Monday vaccine data may rise each week, as it will include any federal doses administered on Saturday and Sunday when Tiberius is not updated.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El estado actualizó al tablero de datos para incluir las dosis federales distribuidas y administradas en Colorado

 REMOTO, (24 de mayo de 2021): Hoy, Colorado actualizó su Tablero de Datos del COVID-19, incluyendo a todas las dosis a nivel federal que fueron distribuidas y administradas en todo el estado.  

La actualización inicialmente agregará a más de 1,900,000 dosis distribuidas a proveedores y más de 290,000 dosis administradas al total acumulativo de vacunas en Colorado.

 “El gobierno federal ha estado trabajando junto con el estado para asegurar que todas las personas que quieran la vacuna, la puedan recibir. Como resultado de nuestros esfuerzos combinados, tenemos un gran suministro de la vacuna listo para su uso en el estado”, dijo Scott Bookman, Comandante de Incidentes del COVID-19. “Estamos distribuyendo las dosis estratégicamente para minimizar el desperdicio y llegar al lugar donde están las personas. Los habitantes de Colorado que aún no están vacunados pueden encontrar una dosis disponible con proveedores en todo el estado y encontrar un lugar cercano a ellos ingresando a COCOVIDVACCINE.ORG o llamando al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)”.

Varios programas federales incluyendo  el Programa Federal de la Asociación de Farmacias para el Cuidado a Largo Plazo (LTC, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Programa Federal de Farmacias Minoristas para la vacunación contra el COVID-19, han distribuido y administrado estas dosis. Del aproximado de un millón de dosis que no fueron usadas en el estado, alrededor de 385,000 están en farmacias que forman parte del Programa Federal de Farmacias Minoristas y aproximadamente 500,000 se encuentran en Centros Comunitarios de la Vacuna, Agencias locales de Salud Pública, en el laboratorio estatal y con otros proveedores inscritos. Colorado solo ha tenido un desuso mínimo de dosis contra el COVID-19 — los proveedores de la vacuna han reportado 13,007 dosis no usadas, lo que representa un 0.2% de las 5,565,142 dosis administradas.

Las dosis federales que fueron administradas y distribuidas son reportadas mediante el Sistema Tiberius y ahora integrará al tablero de datos de Colorado, con actualizaciones desde el lunes a viernes de cada semana. Tiberius es una base de datos federal que se dirige y es gestionado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de EE.UU. Los datos de la vacuna de los lunes pueden comenzar a aumentar cada semana, ya que incluirá a cualquier dosis federal que fue administrada los sábados y domingos cuando Tiberius no es actualizado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

State updates data dashboard to include federal doses distributed and administered in Colorado

CDPHE: Colorado counties and municipalities respond to COVID-19 locally

State maintains baselayer protections in new Public Health Order

REMOTE, (April 16, 2021): Today, the COVID-19 Dial evolves into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Counties may use the statewide dial framework as a model for implementing their own regulations.

“We want local governments to be able to move nimbly, creating local protocols where necessary to protect their communities, and we will support them when they do,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

According to a recent survey of local public health agencies conducted by CDPHE, many local governments will go above and beyond these state measures. More than half (51.5%) of the local public health agencies that responded plan to have a public health order in place. Of those, 36% plan to have a modified dial or other local order, 24% plan on staying in level green, 12% in level blue and the rest have other plans for mitigation efforts. The counties that indicated through the survey or other conversations with CDPHE that plan to have a modified dial or maintain Levels Yellow, Blue or Green represent 3,743,419 Coloradans. 

Counties that indicated they would have a modified dial or a local order in addition to the state’s order:

  • Chaffee
  • Clear Creek
  • Conejos
  • Delta
  • Eagle
  • Lake
  • Ouray
  • Pitkin
  • Routt
  • San Miguel
  • Summit

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Yellow:

  • Pueblo

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Blue:

  • Broomfield (modified)
  • Gunnison (modified)
  • Denver
  • Jefferson
  • Larimer 
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder 
  • Adams
  • Archuletta
  • La Plata

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Green:

  • Bent
  • Cheyenne
  • Costilla
  • Gilpin
  • Kit Carson
  • San Juan

Counties that indicated that they would not have local orders:

  • Alamosa
  • Baca
  • Custer
  • Crowley
  • Delores
  • Douglas
  • El Paso
  • Elbert
  • Fremont
  • Huerfano
  • Kiowa
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Los Animas
  • Mesa
  • Montezuma
  • Montrose
  • Morgan
  • Otero
  • Phillips
  • Prowers
  • Rio Grande
  • Sedgwick
  • Teller
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Yuma

Counties that have not yet communicated their plans to CDPHE include Garfield, Grand, Hinsdale, Jackson, Mineral, Moffat, Park, Rio Blanco, Saguache.

“We believe protocols at the local level are an appropriate path– allowing us to balance the need for economic recovery and the need to slow transmission– two things that have a tremendous impact on overall public health,” Hunsaker Ryan added.

The dial framework, originally implemented on September 15, 2020, standardized the levels of openness or restrictions on a county level, based on the metrics of disease transmission, the level of local testing, and hospitalizations. It allowed Colorado to tailor its response on a county level, recognizing that conditions vary locally. With increased vaccination rates and less threat to hospital capacity, the state’s role in continuing to mandate statewide restrictions is lessening and the role of local communities to regulate and manage the virus is increasing. The Colorado dial will remain as guidance to counties and the state still strongly recommends that businesses and other entities follow best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

The state will not be letting up efforts to suppress the virus, but will continue two important statewide measures to continue protecting Coloradans no matter where they live which includes the statewide mask mandate and Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, that addresses large gatherings and other indoor high risk settings.

Summary of new public health order.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: Colorado counties and municipalities respond to COVID-19 locally

Latest statewide SARS-CoV-2 model

REMOTE, April 13: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Colorado School of Public Health released an updated statewide modeling report.

The report shows that the effective reproduction number for SARS-CoV-2 statewide is just above one, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 infections are increasing in Colorado. Currently 1 in 196 Coloradans are estimated to be infected. 

As more Coloradans are vaccinated, mobility is reaching its highest level since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Modeling results suggest that transmission control should be maintained at the same level for the next month in order to prevent a spike in hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. By then, Coloradans might be able to relax some of the behaviors that have been so critical in controlling the state’s epidemic. 

The state is continuing it’s push for individual’s behaviors that result in high levels of transmission control through key policies such as statewide mask mandate and statewide limits on some indoor settings in addition to launching a paid multimedia communications campaign in multiple languages to deliver critical public health messages during this pivotal time in the pandemic. Starting this week, the state will have public service announcements to remind Coloradans to follow public health protocols like masking, distancing, and staying home when you are sick, especially if they aren’t yet vaccinated. The public service announcements will be published on television, streaming services, social media, and digital channels. The state is also continuing to meet with local public health agencies to prepare for a transitional period where local ordinances will play an even more critical role. 

The latest modeling provides projections based on COVID-19 hospital census data through April 5 and vaccination date through April 4, 2021. The models are based on Colorado data and incorporate assumptions reflecting the current state of the science.

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at the ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University. 

All previous modeling reports are available on the Colorado School of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. 

The state will continue to review data and model findings as the pandemic continues to inform policy decisions. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.


Último modelo estatal del SARS-CoV-2

REMOTO, 13 de abril: El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado publicaron un reporte de modelos actualizado a nivel estatal.

El reporte muestra que el número de reproducción efectiva del SARS-CoV-2 en todo el estado está justo por encima de uno, indicando que las infecciones por SARS-CoV-2 están aumentando en Colorado. Actualmente se estima que 1 de cada 196 habitantes de Colorado está infectado. 

A medida que más habitantes de Colorado se vacunan, la movilidad está alcanzando su nivel más alto desde el inicio de la pandemia en 2020. Los resultados de los modelos sugieren que el control de la transmisión debe mantenerse al mismo nivel durante el próximo mes para evitar un pico de hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID- 19. Para entonces, los habitantes de Colorado podrían relajar algunos de los comportamientos que han sido tan importantes para controlar la epidemia en el estado. 

A través de políticas clave como el mandato del uso del tapabocas en todo el estado, y el establecimiento de límites estatales en algunos entornos en ambientes cerrados, el estado continúa alentando los comportamientos individuales que dan por resultado altos niveles de control de la transmisión. Además de lanzar una campaña de comunicación multimedia en varios idiomas para transmitir mensajes críticos de salud pública durante este momento crucial de la pandemia. 

Comenzando esta semana, el estado publicará anuncios de servicio público para recordar a los habitantes de Colorado que deben seguir los protocolos de salud pública como el uso del tapabocas, el distanciamiento y quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo, especialmente si aún no han sido vacunados. Los anuncios de servicio público se publicarán en televisión, servicios de transmisión, redes sociales y canales digitales. El estado también continúa reuniéndose con las agencias locales de salud pública para prepararse para un periodo de transición en el que las ordenanzas locales desempeñarán un papel aún más crítico. 

El último modelo proporciona proyecciones basadas en los datos del censo hospitalario del COVID-19 hasta el 5 de abril, y con fecha de vacunación hasta el 4 de abril de 2021. Los modelos se basan en datos de Colorado e incorporan hipótesis que reflejan el estado actual de la ciencia.

La Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado (ColoradoSPH) reunió al grupo de expertos que trabaja con el estado en las proyecciones de los modelos. El grupo incluye a científicos de modelos de ColoradoSPH y de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Colorado en el Campus Médico Anschutz de la UC, así como expertos de la Universidad de Colorado Boulder, la Universidad de Colorado Denver y la Universidad Estatal de Colorado. 

Todos los reportes de modelos anteriores están disponibles en el sitio web del COVID-19 de la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado. 

El estado continuará revisando los datos y los resultados de los modelos a medida que la pandemia continúe informando las decisiones políticas.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Latest statewide SARS-CoV-2 model

Declining transmission control in the Colorado SARS-CoV-2 model and rapidly increasing hospitalizations signal Colorado is at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic

Oct. 23, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health released a new modeling report based on recent data showing hospitalizations from SARS-CoV-2 are increasing rapidly across the state. To avoid increasing infections and strain on hospitals over the next three months, a substantial increase in transmission control will be needed. 

The Colorado modeling report uses a new “transmission control” indicator to describe the collective impact of all policies and behaviors designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Transmission control captures ALL behavioral and policy changes in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic including mask wearing, physical distancing, improved ventilation, working from home, contact tracing (including both isolation and quarantine), moving activities outside, and any seasonal impact. This approach has the advantage of requiring fewer assumptions and increasing accuracy for the Colorado model. In technical terms, the transmission control parameter describes the percent decrease in effective contacts between infected and susceptible individuals compared to pre-pandemic behavior.

Transmission control levels under about 79% will lead to increasing infections and an effective reproductive number greater than 1; and if contact rates are reduced and transmission control is above 79%, infections will decrease. 

The latest modeling provides projections based on COVID-19 hospital census data through October 19, 2020. The models are based on Colorado data and assumptions based on the current state of the science.

Key findings from the report:

  • We are at a critical moment. If Colorado remains on the current trajectory, we will likely exceed the April peak in hospitalizations for COVID-19 by mid-November, which exceeded 900 in one day. Increases in contacts over the holidays will accelerate growth in cases and intensive care unit hospital capacity may be exceeded in December or January.
  • The effective reproductive number is approximately 1.5 (ranging with statistical uncertainty from 1.16 to 1.85).
  • Approximately 1 in 292 Coloradans are currently infectious. This estimate is generated from the model and assumes that not all infectious residents are captured by state surveillance systems.
  • Hospitalizations are rapidly increasing. Avoiding challenging peaks in infections and hospital demand over the next three months will require a substantial increase in transmission control. 
  • The window to improve transmission control is over the next several weeks to assure that critical care capacity is not stressed. The magnitude and timing of reductions in transmission will determine the severity of COVID-19 in Colorado in the months ahead. 

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at the ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University. 

All previous modeling reports are available on the Colorado School of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. 

The state will continue to review data and model findings as the pandemic continues to inform policy decisions. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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La disminución del control de la transmisión en el modelo SARS-CoV-2 de Colorado y el rápido aumento de las hospitalizaciones indican que Colorado se encuentra en un momento crítico en la pandemia del COVID-19

REMOTO, 23 de octubre: El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado publicaron un nuevo reporte de modelos basado en datos recientes que muestran que las hospitalizaciones de SARS-CoV-2 están aumentando rápidamente en todo el estado. Para evitar el aumento de infecciones y la tensión en los hospitales durante los próximos tres meses, se necesitará un aumento sustancial en el control de la transmisión.  

El reporte de modelo de Colorado utiliza un nuevo indicador de “control de transmisión” para describir el impacto colectivo de todas las políticas y comportamientos en la propagación del SARS-CoV-2. El control de transmisión captura TODOS los cambios de comportamiento y políticas diseñadas para mitigar la pandemia SARS-CoV-2, incluido el uso de tapabocas, el distanciamiento físico, la ventilación optimizada, el trabajo desde casa, el rastreo de contactos (incluido el aislamiento y la cuarentena), el mover las actividades al aire libre y cualquier impacto estacional. Este enfoque tiene la ventaja de requerir menos suposiciones y aumentar la precisión para el modelo de Colorado. En términos técnicos, el parámetro de control de transmisión describe la disminución porcentual de los contactos efectivos entre las personas infectadas y susceptibles en comparación con el comportamiento pre-pandémico.

Los niveles de control de la transmisión por debajo del 79% conducirán a un aumento de las infecciones y a un número reproductivo efectivo superior a 1; y si se reducen las tasas de contacto y el control de la transmisión es superior al 79%, las infecciones disminuirán.

El último modelo  proporciona proyecciones basadas en los datos del censo hospitalario del COVID-19 hasta el 19 de octubre de 2020. Los modelos se basan en datos y suposiciones de Colorado basados en el estado actual de la ciencia.

Principales conclusiones del reporte:

  • Estamos en un momento crítico. Si Colorado permanece en la trayectoria actual, es probable que superemos el pico de abril en hospitalizaciones para el COVID-19 a mediados de noviembre, que sobrepasaron los 900 en un solo día. El aumento de los contactos durante las vacaciones acelerará el incremento de los casos y la capacidad de las unidades de cuidados intensivos de los hospitales podrá excederse en diciembre o enero.
  • El número reproductivo efectivo es de aproximadamente 1.5 (que oscila con la incertidumbre estadística de 1.16 a 1.85).
  •  Aproximadamente 1 de cada 292 habitantes de Colorado están actualmente infectados. Este estimado se genera a partir del modelo y supone que no todos los residentes infectados son capturados por los sistemas de vigilancia estatales.
  •  Las hospitalizaciones están aumentando rápidamente. Evitar picos desafiantes de infecciones y demanda hospitalaria durante los próximos tres meses requerirá un aumento sustancial en el control de la transmisión.
  • La ventana de oportunidad para mejorar el control de la transmisión es durante las próximas semanas para asegurar que la capacidad de cuidados críticos no se vea estresada. La magnitud y el momento de las reducciones en la transmisión determinarán la gravedad del COVID-19 en Colorado en los próximos meses.

La Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado (ColoradoSPH) reunió a un grupo de expertos que trabaja con el estado en proyecciones de modelos. El grupo incluye científicos de modelos del ColoradoSPH y la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Colorado en el CU Anschutz Medical Campus, así como expertos de la Universidad de Colorado en Boulder, la Universidad de Colorado en Denver y la Universidad Estatal de Colorado.

Todos los anteriores reportes de modelo están disponibles en el sitio web del COVID-19 de la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado.

El estado seguirá revisando los datos y los resultados modelo, a medida que la pandemia siga determinando las decisiones políticas. Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Declining transmission control in the Colorado SARS-CoV-2 model and rapidly increasing hospitalizations signal Colorado is at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic

Colorado finalizes guidance for ski areas and resorts

State reviewed feedback from community members and organization from across the state

Oct. 19, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) finalized its guidance for ski areas and resorts today. The guidance goes into effect immediately. After releasing a draft of the guidance on Oct. 14, the state reviewed feedback from community members and organizations from across the state, and incorporated feedback into the finalized guidance.

Ski areas are a vital driver of the Colorado economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these areas also present unique challenges for controlling virus transmission. A successful ski season will require a strong partnership between ski areas, local governments, local businesses, and the state. 

These guidelines draw from existing and well-known COVID-19 guidelines including:

  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between parties.
  • Wearing masks to the maximum extent possible.
  • Health screening and symptom tracking.
  • Isolating and quarantining, as required.

Also established are some new baseline standards to create common expectations for mountain-specific activities such as:

  • Isolation housing to create opportunities for visiting guests to safely isolate and quarantine themselves in the event that they test positive or need to quarantine during their stay and cannot travel.
  • Ensuring safe employee housing environments.
  • Limiting ski school cohorts/groups to no more than 10 people.
  • Prioritizing the immediate safety and sheltering needs of guests and staff due to extreme weather events when in conflict with these COVID-19 guidelines.

“Outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding can be lower risk if done with proper precautions, both on and off the slopes,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “We have to proceed carefully and be willing to evolve if necessary. We’ve been grateful for the cooperation of ski and resort areas. Our top priority is the safety of Coloradans and ensuring the health care systems in these areas aren’t overrun.” 

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El estado finaliza la guía para las áreas y centros de esquí

El estado revisó los comentarios de miembros de la comunidad y organizaciones de todo el estado

REMOTO, (19 de oct, 2020): El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) hoy finalizó su guía para áreas y centros de esquí. La guía entra en vigencia inmediatamente. Después de emitir un borrador de la guía  el día 14 de octubre, el estado revisó los comentarios de miembros de la comunidad y de organizaciones de todo el estado, e incorporó sus comentarios en la guía final.

 Las áreas de esquí son un motor vital de la economía de Colorado. Durante la pandemia del COVID-19, estas áreas también son retos únicos para el control de la transmisión del virus.  Una temporada de esquí exitosa requerirá una fuerte alianza entre las áreas de esquí, los gobiernos locales, los negocios locales y el estado.

Estas directrices se basan en las directrices existentes y conocidas para el COVID-19 que incluyen:

?        El distanciamiento físico de al menos 6 pies entre las personas.
?        El uso de tapabocas en la mayor medida posible.
?        Las evaluaciones de salud y el rastreo de síntomas.
?        El aislamiento y la cuarentena, como se requiera.

También están establecidos los nuevos estándares base para crear expectativas comunes para las actividades específicas de montaña, tales como:

?        Tener vivienda para el aislamiento, con el fin de proveer oportunidad para que los visitantes puedan aislarse y hacer cuarentena de manera segura, en caso de que tengan pruebas positivas o necesiten estar en cuarentena durante su estadía y no puedan viajar.
?        Asegurar ambientes de vivienda seguros para empleados.
?        Limitar grupos fijos y grupos normales en las escuelas de esquí, que no sean de más de 10 personas.
?        Priorizar la seguridad y la necesidad de refugio inmediatos para los visitantes y el personal en caso de condiciones climáticas extremas, cuando estén en conflicto con estas directrices para el COVID-19.

“Las actividades al aire libre como es el esquí y el snowboarding pueden ser de menor riesgo si se realizan con las precauciones apropiadas, tanto en las pistas de esquí como fuera de ellas”, dijo Jill Hunsaker Ryan, directora ejecutiva del CDPHE. “Tenemos que proceder con sumo cuidado y estar disponibles para proceder más allá, si es necesario. Estamos muy agradecidos por la cooperación de las áreas y centros de esquí. Nuestra principal prioridad es la seguridad de los habitantes de Colorado y de asegurar que los sistemas de atención médica en estas áreas no sean rebasados.”

Colorado finalizes guidance for ski areas and resorts

State seeks feedback on guidance for ski areas and resorts

Oct. 14, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking feedback on newly drafted ski guidance. Stakeholders and the public should submit feedback by Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. MT. The guidelines draw from existing and well-known COVID-19 guidelines for industries, establish some new baseline standards to create common expectations for mountain-specific activities, and support the local planning and implementation of area-specific plans critical to success. A robust work group of local government officials, Local Public Health Agencies, industry partners, and subject matter experts at the state helped develop this draft. 

“Ski areas are a vital driver of the Colorado economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these areas also present unique challenges for controlling virus transmission. A successful ski season will require a strong partnership between ski areas, local governments, local businesses, and the state,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “We can use what we’ve learned in the pandemic so far to mitigate risk in ski areas.” 

These guidelines demonstrate that: 

  • Ski areas should work closely with their local public health agency (LPHA) to develop an area-specific plan and submit it to the LPHA and CDPHE for approval. 
  • Ski areas will need to ensure safe employee housing arrangements that mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Protocols for crowd management, mask and face-covering mandates, and physical distancing requirements need to be included in the area-specific plans. 
  • Each ski area must work with their local community to develop community-wide plans to ensure lodging guests can safely isolate and quarantine themselves in the event they test positive during their stay. 

Read the full draft guidance

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El estado busca opiniones sobre la guía para las estaciones y áreas de esquí

Al comenzar la temporada de esquí, el estado está publicando una guía  para la apertura y la seguridad

REMOTO, (14 de octubre, 2020): El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) está buscando opiniones sobre el nuevo esbozo de la guía para el  esquí. El público y las partes interesadas deben enviar sus opiniones (en inglés) antes del viernes 16 de octubre a las 10 a.m. (hora de la montaña). Las directrices se basan en guías existentes y conocidas del COVID 19 para las industrias, establecen algunos nuevos estándares de referencia para crear expectativas comunes para las actividades específicas de montaña, y apoyan la planificación local y la implementación de planes críticos para el éxito en áreas específicas. Un sólido grupo de trabajo conformado por oficiales gubernamentales locales, Agencias de Salud Pública locales, socios industriales y expertos en el tema en el estado, ayudaron a desarrollar este esbozo.

“Las áreas de esquí son un motor principal en la economía de Colorado. Durante la pandemia del COVID-19, estas áreas también presentan retos únicos para controlar la transmisión del virus. Una temporada de esquí exitosa requerirá una colaboración sólida entre las áreas de esquí, los gobiernos locales, los negocios locales y el estado,” dijo Jill Hunsaker Ryan, directora ejecutiva de CDPHE. “Podemos usar lo que hemos aprendido hasta ahora en la pandemia para mitigar el riesgo en las áreas de esquí”.

Estas directrices demuestran que:

  • Las áreas de esquí deben trabajar de cerca con las agencias locales de salud pública (LPHA, por sus siglas en inglés) para desarrollar un plan específico para el área y enviarlo a LPHA y CDPHE para su aprobación.
  •  Las áreas de esquí necesitarán asegurar arreglos de vivienda para sus empleados que sean seguros y así mitigar la propagación del COVID-19.
  •  Los protocolos para el control de multitudes, los mandatos para el uso de tapabocas y protectores faciales, y los requisitos para mantener la distancia física necesitan ser incluidos en los planes para áreas específicas. 
  • Cada área de esquí debe trabajar con su comunidad local para desarrollar planes comunitarios para asegurar que los huéspedes en los alojamientos se puedan aislar de manera segura y permanecer en cuarentena en caso de resultar positivos durante su estadía.

Lea el esbozo completo de la guía (en inglés).  

State seeks feedback on guidance for ski areas and resorts

State of Colorado delivers 1.6 Million KN95 masks to Colorado schools

Phase 2 initiated to continue deliveries until Thanksgiving if school districts and private schools opt-in

Centennial, Colo – Oct. 8, 2020: The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) delivered more than 1.6 million KN95 masks to Colorado schools in the last 10 weeks. School districts, BOCES, charter schools, and private schools  can now opt-in to continue receiving KN95 masks until Thanksgiving for staff working directly with students. 

The initial 10-week program was announced on July 16 by Gov. Jared Polis. The program provides Colorado educators with medical-grade masks. This offer includes staff members who work directly with students at any K-12 public school, including a charter school, as well as any private school, BOCES or  facility school. 

The governor is providing continued access to KN95 masks for teaching staff to schools that choose to opt-in to a second phase of receiving masks until Thanksgiving.  Schools are required to complete an online opt-in form located on the Colorado Department of Education’s website no later than October 19, 2020.

Shipments of masks will end automatically for all school districts or schools that do not choose to complete the opt-in form. Shipments of masks will continue weekly for school districts and schools completing the opt-in form by October 19. 

A School PPE Hotline is available at 720-230-6913 or email dhsem_ppe@state.co.us

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El estado de Colorado envía 1.6 millones de tapabocas KN95 a las escuelas de Colorado

Se ha iniciado la fase 2 para continuar los envíos hasta el Día de Acción de Gracias si los distritos escolares y escuelas privadas optan por recibirlos

Centennial, Colo – 8 de octubre, 2020: El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Estado de Colorado (SEOC, por sus siglas en inglés) entregó más de 1.6 millones de tapabocas KN95 a las escuelas de Colorado en las últimas 10 semanas. Los distritos escolares, BOCES, escuelas subvencionadas y escuelas privadas pueden ahora inscribirse para continuar recibiendo los tapabocas KN95 hasta el Día de Acción de Gracias, para el personal que trabaja directamente con los estudiantes.

El programa inicial de 10 semanas fue anunciado el 16 de julio por el Gobernador Jared Polis. El programa provee a los educadores de Colorado, tapabocas de grado médico. Esta oferta incluye al personal que trabaja directamente con los estudiantes de cualquier escuela pública de los grados K-12, incluyendo a las escuelas subvencionadas, así como a las escuelas privadas, BOCES o centros escolares.

El gobernador está proveyendo acceso continuo a los tapabocas KN95 para el personal de enseñanza de escuelas que hayan elegido optar por recibir tapabocas en la segunda fase y hasta el Día de Acción de Gracias. Se requiere que las escuelas completen un formulario en línea para optar participar localizado en el sitio web del Departamento de Educación de Colorado, a más tardar el 19 de octubre, 2020.

Los envíos de tapabocas terminarán automáticamente para todos los distritos escolares que no hayan elegido completar el formulario para optar por participar. Los envíos de tapabocas continuarán semanalmente para los distritos escolares y escuelas que hayan completado los formularios para participar a más tardar el 19 de octubre.

State of Colorado delivers 1.6 Million KN95 masks to Colorado schools

State of Colorado begins deconstruction of two alternative COVID care sites

Centennial, Colo. – Oct. 6, 2020: On October 5, the State of Colorado began deconstruction of two alternative care sites. The Ranch Complex in Loveland and the Western Memory Care Center in Grand Junction will complete deconstruction around mid-November. 

At this time, with a 3.41 seven-day average percent positivity rate, the state feels like it is  safe to close these two sites. Three alternative care sites remain available and ready to operate at the Colorado Convention Center, St. Mary Corwin and St. Anthony 84th Avenue sites.  

Deconstruction of the two sites saves the state money while ensuring we still have the necessary capacity to respond to a surge. The state will transfer equipment from the two sites to the Colorado Convention Center for use within the three remaining sites. 

On April 10, Governor Jared Polis announced that alternative care sites were standing up to “help protect our ability to treat the most seriously sick by allowing hospitals to move less serious cases to the convention center and therefore make critical care available for those who need it most.”  At that time our seven-day positivity rate was 19.66 percent. 

In the early days of the pandemic, Colorado saw rapid infection growth and modeling data indicated that we were on pace to far exceed the capacity of our healthcare system. It was critical to build capacity outside of our hospitals to ensure that Coloradans would be able to have the care that they needed if we exceeded institutional capacity.  

The need to use the alternative care facilities was mitigated by the Stay at Home order and Coloradans’ commitment to helping slow the spread of COVID-19. Throughout this time we partnered with our hospitals and healthcare system to increase hospital capacity and ventilators. Colorado doctors have also become more experienced in treating COVID-19 patients in ways that result in better outcomes, shorter lengths of stay and less demand for ventilators.  

State of Colorado begins deconstruction of two alternative COVID care sites