Pitkin County’s positivity rate is now reaching 7.9%, down from 9.9% last week. Garfield County’s rate is also hovering at around 7% while Eagle County’s incidence rate is over 11%.
Tracking “breakthrough” and nonresident COVID-19 cases in Pitkin County; low water levels at Ruedi Reservoir threatening hydropower production, and single-digit Roaring Fork streamflows.
The number of COVID-19 tests given in Pitkin County more than tripled — from an average of 34 tests per day on Nov. 1 to 111 tests per day on Dec. 1, and then kept increasing. But on Jan. 21, the state announced that Curative tests could not be used for asymptomatic testing.
Travelers should get tested before coming or face 14-day quarantine, health board says
Pitkin County began tracking nonresidents who tested positive here in mid-July, after numerous inquiries on the topic from news media and community groups; Aspen Journalism on July 13 filed a Colorado Open Records Act request for data on nonresident COVID-19 cases.