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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

  • Front Range Community College testing site - Opens June 1, 2021
    In partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Mako Medical, and Front Range Community College, the City of Westminster is opening a COVID-19 testing site that is free to the public. The testing site is located in the library parking lot on the far west side of Front Range Community College (3705 W 112th Ave.). The site will open June 1 and will be testing every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly encouraged to reduce wait time.
    Here are the steps to pre-register:
    -Visit Mako Medical's website
    -Complete the registration form.
    -Upon completing the form, you will receive an email with a booking number. Show this number to the site attendant when you arrive.
     
  • Westminster Promenade Fat Cats testing site - Closes May 31, 2021
    On Jan. 12, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) 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. through May 31, 2021. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly encouraged to reduce wait time.
     
  • Find additional COVID-19 testing locations.
     

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 Coverings and Public Health Orders

Effective May 15, Residents Should Follow State of Colorado Mask Requirements

The City of Westminster face covering resolution (passed May 11, 2020) was terminated effective April 12. Jefferson County Public Health  rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. The Tri-County Public Health mask order (Fourth Amended Public Health Order) applying to Adams County expired on May 15. All residents should follow the more relaxed mask requirements from the State of Colorado per  Executive Order D 2021 103 and according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Second Amended  Public Health Order 20-38.

According to the State of Colorado  Executive Order:

  • Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in public spaces unless the setting requires otherwise.
  • Unvaccinated people ages 11 and over are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present.
  • Masks are still required in certain settings, including in schools for unvaccinated students, teachers and staff, as well as other settings which are laid out in the Executive Order. 
  • Local businesses may have additional mask restrictions.
  • Everyone must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. 

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions,  visit CDPHE's website .

 

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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