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Eagle County’s masked duty expires late Monday; rate is still high, positive above 36%

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Eagle County Health Board announced Friday that the public health order requiring face coverings in indoor public facilities will expire at the end of January 17, 2022. The order will be extended in schools starting in preschool. to 8th grade until January 21.

The decision was made unanimously Thursday night during a meeting of the Eagle County Health Board.

“The changes come as local circumstances gradually improve; the number of new cases has begun to decrease and the stress on all business sectors, importantly health and medical care. Businesses and organizations that can come up with their own policies that require vaccines or face coverings will continue to be supported by the public health department,” the ECBOH said.

According to Colorado state outbreak data updated at 4 p.m. Thursday, Eagle County’s 7-day positivity rate is 36.2%.

Data CDPHE 1/13/22

The public health order went into effect on December 22. On that date, ECBOH says the number of reported cases is more than 1,000 cases per 100,000, the highest during the pandemic.

The ECBOH said health officials have emphasized the current value of face coverings and that they will continue to recommend them in indoor public settings, especially as disease rates remain high in the county and surrounding areas. around the state.

Eagle County Government facilities will continue to require employees and customers to wear face coverings while in County facilities and vehicles until the number of cases falls below 500 per 100,000.

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Tom Vazquez

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