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As Colorado moves away from the multicolored dial used to define the levels of risk for COVID-19, Lake County still wants people to mask up in public, among other protective measures.

In a public health order issued April 16, Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) wants residents to continue:

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  • Wearing face coverings in public and keeping a six-foot distance from people outside one’s household
  • Washing hands thoroughly and frequently
  • Staying home if sick and to self-quarantine if exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Getting tested immediately if they have COVID-19 symptoms and isolate to prevent spread of infection

As more people in the community are vaccinated, LCPHA asks everyone – vaccinated or not – to keep up their commitments to limiting the spread of the disease. Lake County has seen 744 total cases thus far, and as of April 16 was monitoring 21 cases.

“COVID-19 is still present in our community and continues to spread,” LCPHA Director of Public Health Colleen Nielsen said. “This is not the time to let down our guard even as restrictions loosen.”

The public is invited to join LCPHA at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21 for a virtual town hall meeting to learn more about the update. Spanish interpretation will be available.