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State COVID-19 Dial Dashboard

The State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has maintained a COVID-19 Dial Dashboard to indicate levels of "openness" at the county level based on local conditions. 

Effective April 16: The COVID-19 Dial evolves into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Counties may use the statewide dial framework as a model for implementing their own regulations. Both Jefferson County and Adams county will operate under Dial 3.0's Level Blue capacity limits for 30 days (through May 15).

  • Jefferson County:
    • Effective April 16: Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) issues new Public Health Order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase.
      • Under the new PHO 21-001, there are two phases to reopening:
        • Phase 1 - Moving Toward a Full Reopening (April 16-May 15): Businesses and individuals can operate under Dial 3.0's Level Blue capacity limits and simplified mitigation requirements for 30 days. There will be no movement during this 30-day period.
        • Phase 2 - Observation Period (May 16-August 15): Jefferson County, along with other Metro Denver counties, will move to a new Level on the Dial — Level Clear — which has no restrictions. In Level Clear, businesses will operate at 100 percent capacity with no mitigation requirements, although indoor mask requirements may still apply. During the observation period, rather than focusing on incidence rates or test positivity rates, JCPH will closely monitor hospitalizations, a health metric indicative of severity of COVID-19 infections. It is expected that by late May vaccination coverage should be sufficient to control COVID-19 transmission in Jeffco. However, if needed, JCPH can apply capacity limits based on hospitalization rates as described in the order. 
  • Adams County:
    • Effective April 16: Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) issues Public Health Order to extend guidance of the State's COVID-19 Dial.
      • Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Reopening, April 16-May 15 (30 days): Counties will move to a new level on the Dial, one level less restrictive than the level indicated by their metrics on April 15. For example, a county at Level Yellow metrics on the current state Dial on April 15 will move to Level Blue on April 16 and remain there until May 15. 
      • Phase 2: Observation Period, May 16-August 16 (90 days): Counties will move to Level Clear, which has no restrictions, subject to TCHD observation of hospital admission rates in the county. In Level Clear, businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity with no Mitigation Requirements, although face-covering requirements may still apply.

COVID-19 Testing

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 12, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Mako Medical, the city opened a COVID-19 testing site that is FREE to the public. The testing site is located on the northwest corner of Westminster Blvd and Promenade Drive (about 106th and Westminster Blvd). It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly encouraged to reduce wait time.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) expects that the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines will be very limited for several months. This means that a vaccine will not be immediately available to everyone who wants one. To be as fair and efficient with distribution as possible, the state has developed a phased approach to vaccine distribution to save lives and end the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic as quickly as possible. By vaccinating people who are most likely to get COVID-19 first, we can keep more Coloradans safe. 

Face Covering Resolution and Public Health Orders

The State of Colorado, Jefferson and Adams counties currently have orders in place requiring face coverings.

Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 190 and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) issued Public Health Order 20-008 requiring face coverings in public indoor settings. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has a public health order in place mandating face coverings in public indoor settings when unable to maintain six foot social distancing. 

Westminster City Council passed a face covering resolution on May 11, 2020 requiring all people three years and older, who are medically able, to wear a non-medical, cloth face covering in local businesses or outdoors when social distancing is not possible. This resolution has been terminated effective April 12. State and local mask mandates remain in effect.

These public health orders mean that, when in Westminster, people three years and older, who are medically able, are required to wear a non-medical, cloth face covering in public indoor spaces when social distancing is not possible.

Facility Reopenings

City staff are taking a measured approach to reopening city facilities, which is happening gradually following the end of counties' extended Stay-at-Home orders. Please see the chart below, which will be updated as municipal facilities open.

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