COVID-19 Community Response / Variances

UPDATED Dec. 10, 2020

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Colorado’s Dial 2.0 is now in effect – as of 9 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021, Douglas County is in Level Yellow.
View the Summary of Capacity Differences Between Level Yellow and Orange in Douglas County, Colorado

Updates / Requests / Variances

Dec. 21, 2020
Douglas County 5 Star Business Certification Program Approval

Dec. 18, 2020
Application to the CDPHE for the 5 Star State Certification Program

Dec. 4, 2020
Letter to CDPHE regarding Local Certification Program

Nov. 25, 2020
Letter to Governor Polis

Nov. 19, 2020 
Letter to Director Hunsuker Ryan and Gov. Polis

Nov. 17, 2020
Commissioners respond to CDPHE Safer at Home Dial Level Change – Tuesday, Nov. 17, we learned the state of Colorado will move Douglas County to Level Red on the state’s Safer at Home Dial effective Friday, Nov. 20, based primarily on COVID-19 case numbers, positivity, and incidence rate.

Nov. 12, 2020
Commissioners respond to CDPHE Safer at Home Dial Level Change Nov. 10, we learned the state of Colorado will move Douglas County from Level Yellow to the more restrictive Level Orange on the state’s Safer at Home Dial effective Friday, Nov. 13, based primarily on COVID-19 case numbers, positivity, and incidence rate.

Oct. 30, 2020
Commissioners respond to CDPHE Safer at Home Dial Level Change – On Thursday, Oct. 29, the state of Colorado moved Douglas County from Level 1 to the more restrictive Level 2 on the state’s Safer at Home Dial.

Oct. 12, 2020
Douglas County Variance & Mitigation Framework – Pursuant to the Oct. 8, 2020 meeting between the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Douglas County, the County has implemented the following variance mitigation measures consistent with our approved variances from the Department of Public Health and Environment: a) Pilot Program for Severity Metrics; b) Testing Capacity; c) Contact Tracing of Positive COVID-19 Cases; Public Education and Citizen Engagement

July 22, 2020
Commissioners respond to July 17 CDPHE letter requesting Mitigation PlanDouglas County’s Response to CDPHE letter dated July 17  / Public Education and Citizen Engagement Campaign and Letter from CDPHE dated July 17

July 17, 2020
Commissioners respond to Governor Polis Announcement of Statewide Mask Order – On Thursday, July 16, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Governor of a statewide mask mandate  – “While consultation with local governments would have been preferred, now that we’ve heard from our state’s top elected official ordering a statewide mask mandate, we urge our citizens and business communities to comply with the public safety Executive Order. We will continue to encourage personal responsibility as we monitor Douglas County’s data over the next 30 days for a reduction in the spread of COVID-19-related hospitalizations, which as of today are 13.”

June 26 Variances – CDPHE Letter of approval 

May 22 Variances – CDPHE Letter of approval 

Additional industry guidelines from CDPHE: