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As of 3:30 p.m. on January 9, Lake County had a total of 465 positive COVID-19 cases with 35 cases currently being monitored. The past two-week local average positivity rate has risen to 18.3 percent and cases continue to be predominately from general community and household spread.

The county remains at Level Orange and is considered high risk on the state COVID-19 dial framework. Lake County’s total positive case count increased by 27 cases between December 31 and January 9. Click here to watch  Lake County’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger’s COVID-19 data review.

The Lake County Courthouse and Leadville City Hall will remain closed to the public while the county is in the Orange level. Courts continue to operate and individuals needing to appear for court hearings or to file with the court clerk should call 719-293-8100.

Lake County also released their COVID-19 vaccination plan. Like many other counties, they currently are focusing on Phase 1, which they have predicted will last from December to March. Those eligible include healthcare workers, first responders, residents 70 and over and frontline essential workers.

In the spring of 2021, Lake County anticipates the beginning of Phase 2 which should distribute vaccines to other essential workers and high-risk community members.

Phase 3 will roll out in late spring/early summer and they say they plan to vaccinate the general public, specifically those age 16 to 59. Click here for more information.