Chaffee County Public Health Concerned About Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Chaffee County Public Health is concerned about the latest rise in COVID-19 cases in the county.  

The county’s positivity rate of 1.34 percent at the beginning of September has nearly doubled and now sits at 2.44 percent.     

Public Health is asking community members to continue to adhere to the five commitments of containment, which are:   

  • Maintain 6 feet of distance.   
  • Washing hands often.    
  • Wearing face coverings in public.    
  • Getting tested if symptoms develop.    
  • Staying home when sick.     

Cooperation from all members of the community is critical at this time. Chaffee County Public Health manages the exposure notification process, which relies on an honest account of one’s interactions with others.     

Chaffee County Public Health Director Anrea Carlstrom said, “Full disclosure with our department is vital for keeping the county’s cases low, protecting the most vulnerable and securing in-person learning for students. We have been successful for the past several months, so let’s not give up now.”     

Terry West