Garfield County has reported 27 new COVID-19 cases since Monday and Eagle County has added 17 cases. Pitkin County has recorded eight cases since Monday.
“Since April, we’ve seen a disconnect between our incidence rates, our positivity and our wastewater measurements,” Pitkin County epidemiologist Carly Senst told county commissioners July 26. “The wastewater is showing much higher prevalence than what we’re seeing come through.”
In Eagle County, which has the largest Latino population among the three counties making up the Roaring Fork Valley, 60% of white people have received one dose, compared with 15% of Latinos.
Technological inequities have long been present in rural places, but the COVID-19 shutdowns illuminated just how deeply entrenched the problem was.
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.
Inspectors at Ruedi Reservoir reel in highest number of vessels in state this season.
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.
Wildland firefighters across the country are working together to share information and best practices, mostly through a website called Wildland Fire Lessons Learned.
Every summer, the White River National Forest brings on more than 100 seasonal employees. Many of them live in tight quarters and bunkhouses, but not this year.