BOULDER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS: “Safer at Home” Level RED “Severe Risk” effective Friday, November 20, 2020
“Stay-at-Home” Level 1 -blue- is “Cautious“, Level 2 -yellow- is “Concern”, Level 3 -orange- is “High Risk”; Level 4 -red- is “Severe Risk” == The final level is “Stay-at-Home” -purple- “Extreme Risk”
**UPDATE November 20, 2020** W.H.O. announced that we now have more cases in four weeks than the first six months of this year. COLORADO: as of Nov. 18 was adding an average of 4,600 cases a day. On Nov. 20 it added 5,765. The state says that one out of every 49 people in Colorado is contagious. Please look around you and where you are going, and try to reduce the number of people you are exposed to.
Latest case summary == October 28, 2020: Colorado surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases (These figures are updated from our article of November 8, and are “as of November 18,” unless marked “UPDATE”)
==State of COLORADO==
October 28===============Nov. 8===========Nov. 18=======Nov. 23
1,185,043 people tested=====1,367,027========1,511,200
2,094 deaths due to COVID==2,201============2,651
==Boulder County: CASES ADDED: November 8: added 208 new cases; November 12: added 326 new cases (which was the peak number of daily cases since October 1, which had 49 cases).
TOTAL: November 18: 9,146 cases, and 111 deceased.
==LYONS: As of November 2: 13 === November 18: 23 (unconfirmed)
LaVern Johnson has gathered from the Longmont Times Call the following statistics: The Longmont newspaper reported 13 cases for Lyons 2 weeks ago, and 11 last week, and 32 cases this week.
LYONS SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN: On the Boulder Daily web page, they report: The St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) showed 87 active school district cases on its online dashboard. Of those, 64 are students and 23 are staff. There have been 345 cumulative cases to date. // The SVVSD web page reports that the Lyons Elementary school has two “active” cases, and the Middle/High school has one “active” and one “not-active” as of November 18, Wednesday. It further states that in Lyons schools there are 31 elementary kids, and 29 high school kids currently in quarantine; and 6 mid/high school teachers.
==Larimer County: TOTAL Confirmed cases: 7,100, November 18 = Larimer County is on Level 2, Safer at Home Level “Yellow,” but in the “High Risk” category. See below for their additional restrictions.** UPDATE NOVEMBER 20: LARIMER COUNTY IS MOVING TO “RED LEVEL” as of Tuesday, November 24, 5 p.m.
STATISTICS NOTE: (1) When viewing virus statistics on the State’s web page, be aware that the reported numbers decline almost in half on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout November. (2) To see Restrictions, you must click on the grey box top near the top of the page: “SHOW GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS” (3) When viewing the Restrictions page, it will show both the new and old Restrictions, before and after the new “RED level” column. Be sure to look at the date at the top of the box.
Disclaimer: To confirm or find updates of any of this data, please check with the county or state COVID-19 pages; the numbers change rapidly. The Lyons Recorder does its best to record the most current and accurate figures, but figures may vary among outlets due to a number of unintentional factors.
The Lyons Recorder will have a new, wider ranging article on COVDI-19 topics next week, which will offer LINKS and Frequently Asked Questions that will be valid for readers to educate themselves, and to do more research. This article is published due to its urgency to notify the public of CHANGES in the health safety LEVEL effective this week (which notice was also posted on our Facebook page the day the State made the announcement.)
RESTRICTIONS DIRECTORY (1) BOULDER COUNTY*
(2) LARIMER COUNTY** (3) STATE OF COLORADO
Beginning Friday, November 20, the following requirements will apply to every person while within Boulder County. In most cases, all Gatherings for work or pleasure have been reduced from 25% to 10%. Safer at Home Level Red: Severe Risk requirements.
Household Mixing Limited: No Personal gatherings (private or public) allowed.
Restaurants: Bars and Indoor dining are closed.== Last call 8 p.m. on premises ==Take out, curbside, Delivery to Go allowed. (10 p.m.) ==Outdoor dining is limited to 10% capacity, and people from the same households per table
Offices: 10% capacity. Strong Recommendation to Work from Home, including critical businesses. // Hospitals: Limited elective surgeries // Places of Worship: 25% capacity (there are 3 levels for churches; see State of Colorado’s COVID page) // Gyms: 10% capacity, indoors and outdoors 10 people.// EVENTS: No indoor events or entertainment. No Spectators at Adult, High–School Level, and Professional Sporting Events. Outdoor events 25% or 75 people, whichever is less. Active cases of COVID-19 will shut down games for players. // Each School District makes their own decisions on hybrid, or remote learning. (St Vrain Valley School District is meeting November 18 to decide what changes may be necessary. We will keep you up to date in our “School News” articles.) // It is recommended for people 65 and older that they should stay at home, and leave only for essential business, and not mix “households” while at home.
Click here for “Capacity Restrictions List” (click on “Show Guidelines & Restrictions”)
- November 14th, in addition to State of Colorado restrictions for Level “YELLOW”: VOID
*UPDATE* Level “RED” = Effective Tuesday, 11/24, at 5:00pm: All bars and indoor events are closed. Most other businesses follow the rules: 10% capacity up to 10 indoors per room, or outdoors in groups less than 10. Reservations required. = Restaurant Capacity is
- Indoor dining: Closed. Take out, curbside, delivery, or to go
- Outdoor dining: Open air with only groups of a single household is open
- Last call: 8pm for on premise consumption, 10pm for take out
- Capacity for outdoor events is Seated & Unseated: 25% up to 75 people with the State Social Distancing Calculator, attended only with members of your own household and 6ft spacing between groups
======STATE OF COLORADO==========
COVID-19-dial-dashboard = The State of Colorado has added a new “PURPLE” Category, and lowered the Level of the “RED” category (see chart). 12 counties (and increasing daily), including Boulder County, have moved into LEVEL RED: restricts the number of people who can be at a business, store, restaurant, or workplace, as well as decreases gathering sizes for events and fitness activities. It does not contain any new orders for businesses to close. In most cases, it reduces the number of persons allowed in places for business or pleasure from 25% to 10% capacity, and encourages no more than two “households” to be together, but recommends that “households” do not mix.
General Requirements for Residents
- Stay home as much as possible, leaving only for a limited number of specific activities.
- When going out, follow physical distancing requirements (6 feet of space between yourself and others) and wear a face covering.
- Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should only leave home for medical care and essential activities.
- People who have COVID-19 symptoms must isolate unless they have a negative test result. Self-isolating when you are ill is the best course of action until more testing is available.
- Sick people must not go to work.