At least for now, the COVID-19 rate for Chaffee County is encouraging.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the CDC COVID-19 Community-Level dashboard was updated Thursday night (as a reminder, it is now updated once a week, every Thursday evening). Chaffee County is back down to the low transmission rate, after being rated a high transmission county again just recently.
Within the county, case rates are declining, and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center currently has 0 patients with COVID-19 and has increased its capacity over the past couple of weeks.
“As I have said in the past, we should expect to go back and forth between levels as long as we are living with the CDC criteria and are experiencing the surge that we have been in,” said Chaffee County Public Health Executive Director Andrea Carlstrom. “Hopefully, the projections are right and we are moving on from this particular dynamic chapter of living with the virus. This is a promising move from the highest level to the lowest level.”