Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Tuesday, Nov. 17. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18, at which time our numbers will be reviewed by CDPHE and further determinations will be made.
Because Adams County incidence rates are almost double the level needed to stay in Level 2 of Safer at Home and hospitalizations are rising statewide, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move the county into Level 3 of Safer at Home on the state’s dial in hopes to quickly reduce the spread of the virus. The dial is a framework to inform counties about how they are doing to contain the virus and has five levels.
Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) will be extending the local public health order requiring face masks in indoor public spaces and in outdoor spaces whenever 6-foot distancing is not maintained. TCHD is extending this order for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, or until amended or rescinded. No other changes were made to the order. The current order will expire on October 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
In an effort to remain in Level 2 of the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home Public Health Orders, Adams County is working with Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) to finalize the county’s mitigation plan to help control the spread of the virus. Recent data points suggest the county is moving in the direction of regressing to Level 3 restrictions by the State.
The State of Colorado has established a COVID-19 testing site in Adams County, located at Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights.
The site will operate daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., through September, with the possibility of an extension based on community need. Up to 2,500 tests will be administered each day, and there is no cost to get tested. Visitors do not need an identification card, a social security number, or insurance to get a test.
As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County has expanded its free COVID-19 testing program to include new locations and rapid testing exclusively for Adams and Jefferson County residents who do not have health insurance or are experiencing homelessness. Family members are also invited to be tested.
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Media Contact: Natriece Bryant, Deputy Executive Director
On behalf of the Adams County Board of Commissioners, I want to extend our support to Governor Polis for the statewide mandatory mask order. Incidents have increased 109% in Adams County over the past month, as well as across the state. It’s important to support this initiative to keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy and our businesses open. This is a necessary step to halt the spread of this virus that has already disrupted so much of our lives.
July 10, 2020 - Today, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) issued the Public Health Order Requiring Facial Coverings in Public Where Social Distancing Cannot be Maintained that was approved by its Board of Health on July 8.
DENVER, June 15, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking feedback on additional draft guidelines for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors public health order. Coloradans can review draft guidelines in the following areas:
To honor those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19, Adams County will join many municipalities, counties, and sports organizations across the state in a series of remembrance events. Moments of silence will be observed at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15; Friday, May 22; and Friday, May 29.
Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies are encouraged to turn their lights and sirens on at the designated days and times, and the governor’s office has asked all municipalities and law enforcement agencies to participate.
With temporary closing of dine-in restaurants and stay-at-home ordinances, many Adams County restaurants, bars, and eating establishments are experiencing significant financial hardship. To help support these businesses, Adams County has partnered with economic development and chamber organizations throughout the region to create AdCo To Go. This program, developed by the Business Support Response & Recovery Team, connects open restaurants with residents.
At public hearing Tuesday, April 7, the Adams County Board of Commissioners approved $350K for County Manager Raymond Gonzales to pursue securing PPE for employees, short- and long-term care senior facilities, and potentially to assist frontline healthcare workers.
Adams County offices are closed through April 30. Human Services, Animal Shelter, and Colorado Air and Space Port will provide essential services. Sheriff, District Attorney, Coroner, and Justice Center will remain open until further notice.
As part of a COVID-19 emergency management response and recovery strategy, Adams County launched a new website dedicated to providing key resources to support residents and businesses: adamscountycovid19.org.
This strategy includes newly created Response and Recovery teams addressing business support, childcare for critical personnel, food security and basic essentials, housing stability, senior services, support for the unemployed and future workforce, and uninsured and healthcare access.
Due to COVID-19, Adams County has temporarily suspended interior inspections of occupied homes. This is necessary for the safety of county staff as well as those within these occupied spaces. We understand this will cause complications with moving projects forward; however, this is the best decision to help combat the spread of this virus and protect the community.
To ensure the safety of our community and staff, playgrounds at Adams County parks, including City View Park, Rotella Park, Twin Lakes Park, and Riverdale Regional Park, will be closed as of today, March 24. Residents may still enjoy walking paths, trails, and open spaces in Adams County, and we recommend continuing to practice social distancing of at least six feet from others while you recreate. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding during this time.
Adams County is monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 (coronavirus) landscape very closely and is in daily contact with health officials and various local and state agencies for updates and best practices. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends closing places of business for 30 days to help slow down the spread of the virus. Following these recommended guidelines, Adams County Government offices are closed to the public through Sunday, April 19, as employees work from home.
Due to three confirmed public cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Adams County, and a county employee under quarantine order from a medical professional, county leadership made the decision to close all Adams County buildings through April 19. This measure will allow for cleaning and disinfection of county buildings. We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution.
Three presumptive COVID-19 positive cases in Adams County have been reported, representing the first cases in the county. The cases include a woman in her 30s from Brighton with uncertain exposure, a woman in her 30s from Northglenn who is hospitalized and had no travel history, and a woman in her 60s from Westminster with travel history.
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in Colorado, and two confirmed cases in Adams County, the Board of County Commissioners has declared a state of emergency for Adams County. On Wednesday, March 18, this declaration was extended through Wednesday, March 25.
Direct access to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) from your local public health department just got easier for residents and businesses in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.
Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has provided the following update regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on the COVID-19, visit the TCHD website.
Importantly, at the present, the risk to the general public is low and Colorado has no cases.