Public Health Order
Tri-County Health Department has issued a public health order (public health order-Spanish) limiting gatherings—both public and private—to reduce the recent surge in Adams County cases and to protect the public’s health and the economy. The public health order goes into effect at 9 p.m. today and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, unless it’s extended. The order includes the following:
- Spectators are prohibited at Colorado High School Sports Association (CHSSA) sanctioned sporting events.
- Spectators are prohibited from adult recreational and league sports.
- Organized recreational and league youth sports are limited to 25 people per field, including spectators. Coaches and referees are excluded from the 25-person capacity limit.
- Personal indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 5 individuals. Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Life rite ceremonies are excluded. Nothing in this order prohibits the gathering of members living in the same household.
- Cease all alcohol beverage sales at 10 p.m.
Pledge to Protect
In the last few weeks, Adams County has seen a troubling spike in confirmed COVID‐19 cases. This rise in caseloads has threatened to move Adams County to Level 3 of the State's Safer at Home Public Health Order. Among other restrictions, Level 3 status would reduce restaurant capacity and potentially force fitness centers and gyms to offer only remote options.
To remain at Level 2, Adams County worked with Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) to finalize the Adams County COVID-19 Mitigation Plan to help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Residents are encouraged to access free COVID-19 testing at Water World if they have symptoms or have come into contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive.
Help keep our communities safe and healthy!
- Limit small and private gatherings
- Wear a mask at all small group gatherings
- Social distance in public – stay 6 feet apart
- Wash your hands often
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Be extra safe if you are in a high-risk category
- Get tested if you have symptoms
Tri-County Health Department Guidance Documents
- Best Practices for Local Recreation
- Community Resources
- Guidance for Small Gatherings
- Halloween Safety Tips
CO Exposure Notifications
Activate CO Exposure Notifications and help Colorado stop the spread. CO Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19. By opting in, your Android or iPhone device will share anonymous tokens with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s Bluetooth. If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will notify you. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19. Knowing about an exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the risk to your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and community.