Community COVID Resources
New State COVID-19 Dial Brings Good News
The state recently updated its COVID-19 dial system to allow for easier movement between the levels. As a result, Douglas County is now officially in Level Yellow.
“Dial 2.0” went into effect on Saturday, February 6 at 9 a.m., along with two significant differences:
- Counties will now evaluate metrics over a seven-day period, as opposed to fourteen days.
- The data ranges for incidence rates and positivity rates have changed.
Using this new framework, Douglas County moved to Level Yellow on Saturday, February 6.
At Level Yellow, capacity levels will increase to 50% or 150 people. However, the COIVD Best Practices (i.e., 5 Star Program) Certified businesses will NOT be allowed to operate in the Blue Level until 70% of people age 70 and older have been vaccinated with at least one dose. Douglas County is working with Tri-County Health to determine what that number is currently so that we can track it.
State of Colorado Dial Framework
The dial framework has five levels that guide a county’s response to COVID-19. Capacity restrictions for businesses, restaurants, schools, and other things vary based on a county’s dial level, which is determined by three metrics, as well as other public health considerations:
- Number of new cases
- Percent positivity of COVID tests
- Impact on hospitalizations
Visit a Castle Pines Certified COVID Best Practice Business
Several Castle Pines businesses have been certified as a COVID Best Practices Business. Visit one of these local spots knowing that they’ve met the County’s high COVID mitigation standards related to cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, and more.
Dukes Restaurant and Saloon – 363 Village Square Ln.
Pino’s Italian Kitchen And Bar – 361 Village Square Ln., #130
The Berg Haus – 7280 Lagae Rd.
The Exchange Coffee House – 1415 Westbridge Drive
Ziggi’s Coffee – 7298 Lagae Rd., Suite A
Las Fajitas Mexican Restaurant – 562 E. Castle Pines Pkwy.
Curl Up n Dye Salon -558 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., suite B7
This list is updated every Monday at 5 p.m. Click here for the most up-to-date list of Douglas County Certified Businesses.
The COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program is a voluntary local certification program that enables businesses to operate at a sustainable capacity while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 transmission controls and best practices. Learn more!
Keep It Up to Keep COVID Down!
We understand you are experiencing pandemic fatigue. You are tired of wearing masks, your hands are raw from washing them, and you miss being with your family and friends.
We know it’s hard, but let’s keep each other lifted up, so we can keep our COVID-19 cases down.
How? When someone is feeling burnt or down, what does a coach or teacher use? Encouragement!
Let’s all do the same by reminding our family, friends, and neighbors that because the pandemic is still with us, we’re counting on everyone to help us keep our numbers down. SO – Keep it up, Castle Pines!
Personal responsibility is important. Keep your mask up, and keep up the good things we are doing to beat COVID-19. By using positive reinforcement, we can empower one another to wear a mask, wash our hands, follow social distancing, get a flu shot, and limit private gatherings – large and small.
Visit the Douglas County COVID webpage for the latest local updates.
Add Your Phone to Fight COVID
One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. CO Exposure Notifications can quickly notify you if you’ve likely been exposed, allowing you to reduce risk for your loved ones, seek timely medical attention, and stay home.
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