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Masks mandate in impact now for Eagle County attributable to COVID-19 surge

Masks mandate in impact now for Eagle County attributable to COVID-19 surge

Eagle County well being officers have seen a spike in circumstances just lately. They theorize it is because of the omicron variant, in addition to massive variety of guests.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Throughout an emergency assembly Wednesday, the Eagle County Board of Well being (BOH) reinstated an indoor masks mandate after seeing an alarming surge in COVID-19 circumstances. The masks rule applies to everybody no matter their vaccination standing.

As of Wednesday, the county is reporting circumstances at over 1,000 per 100,000 individuals, the county’s highest incidence charge throughout the pandemic, officers mentioned. On Friday, Dec. 17, the BOH issued an alert asking individuals to put on face coverings in public indoor areas because the county’s circumstances had been at round 300 circumstances per 100,000, however with the surge in circumstances they felt they wanted to reinstate the mandate. 

Officers theorize the surge in circumstances is because of the highly-transmissible omicron variant in the neighborhood, and the big variety of guests coming in for the vacations, in keeping with a launch from the BOH.

The masks mandate can be in impact till Jan. 17 after which can be reevaluated by the BOH.

The well being division mentioned their COVID-19 testing capability can also be strained. Suppliers could also be unable to supply testing to individuals looking for it inside an estimated two weeks, the discharge says.

Eagle County officers are recommending individuals internet hosting vacation events to take action outside, if potential.

Grand, Pitkin and Summit counties, which all border Eagle County, have all seen their one-week positivity charges between 11-14% as of Wednesday.

A-Basin tweeted masks can be required inside their rental and rental store, in addition to the Youngsters Heart.

The City of Avon introduced Wednesday its City Corridor can be closed to the general public till additional discover attributable to case unfold. The city mentioned individuals could make funds, and depart permits and constructing plans in its secured drop field within the city corridor’s foyer.

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