Arapahoe County Moves to Safer at Home Level 2 in response to rising COVID-19 case rates

   This week, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) learned that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is ordering the County to move from Safer at Home Level 1 to Level 2 on the state’s dial dashboard, as a result of rising COVID case counts and positivity rates within the County over the past several weeks.

Public health officials monitor case counts and positivity rates, along with hospitalization trends, to determine whether the spread of COVID is rising, falling or holding steady, and whether a new public health order or shift in the state’s dial framework are warranted. As of Monday, Oct. 26, Arapahoe County’s COVID incidence rate is 299.47 and the positivity rate is 6.95%; both numbers have increased significantly since early September.

CDPHE’s changes will go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., and the County will provide a status report to the agency in about two weeks.

Visit this link to read the official press release from Arapahoe County.