The mask mandate will remain in place until the end of January.
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – Is the latest surge of Omicron variants and rising COVID-19 case rates nearing completion in Summit County? It is quite possible.
Cases continue to decline last week, which was the highlight of a message from Summit County Public Health Director Amy Vinland during a Tuesday, January 18, board of health meeting.
Although Summit County is still experiencing what Vineland called extremely high levels of new cases, she said some resort communities like Summit are starting to report downward trends.
“The good news is that the Northwest (Colorado) has actually experienced some of the highest rates — most resort communities are certainly within the region — and are starting to see continued declines,” Vineland said.
According to the county’s website, the incidence rate over the past seven days is 1,919 cases per 100,000 people, indicating a decreasing trend.
Read the full article at Summit Daily.
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