COVID-19 Update form the Atlantis Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Here in Colorado, we are seeing rising cases, increased hospitalizations, and a positivity rate that is approaching 8%.
Governor Polis reduced the personal gathering limit to 10 people, with no more than two households. Some cities and counties, like Denver, have increased restrictions and are limiting gatherings to 5 people so make sure you know what the rules are where you live.
We all need to do our part to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe by:
· Wearing masks;
· Limiting social interactions to one other person or household;
· Washing hands frequently; and
· Physically distancing.
We have to course correct to decrease the umber of cases and deaths, and we all have to play our part to get through this together.
This past Sunday, CDPHE launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notification System. For those with smartphones, this is a new feature that notifies you if you may have been exposed to someone contagious with COVID-19. By opting in through your iPhone device settings or downloading the app onto your Android device, you can better protect yourself and your family. Through the service:
· Anonymous tokens are shared with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s bluetooth;
· If another user you’ve been in contact with 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; and
· Your name, location, IP address, phone number or any other identifying information will not be shared.
Using this service could result in receiving notifications days earlier than you would typically get notified by a contact tracer. The more Coloradans who participate, the better we can contain this virus and slow its spread.
For more information about CO Exposure Notifications, visit addyourphone.com.