Changing Seasons – A Wholesome Reminder

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The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up in Pitkin County. Our COVID-19 incidence rate is also increasing, this means the transmission and spread of COVID-19 is increasing within our community. As we transition into summer, it’s important to find the risk mitigation strategies that work for you to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other illnesses! These may include Pitkin County Healthy Best Practices.

Get vaccinated and boost:

Protect yourself (and your family!) from serious illness and hospitalization. See information on upcoming cincs here.

Hide if applicable:

Masks have proven to be an effective tool in minimizing the spread of the virus. Wear a mask when it feels appropriate, such as on public transport, in crowded places, or wherever you feel comfortable doing so.

Travel smart:

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and travel is particularly risky when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Look up local tips and advice for domestic and international travel, and wear your mask when you travel.

Get tested if you feel sick

Colorado State and Pitkin County have a variety of testing options and locations available, learn more about your options here.

Stay home if you are sick

Pay attention to symptoms and get tested if you get sick. It’s a good idea to keep COVID-19 tests on hand at home so you can quickly identify if you have contracted COVID-19.

continue to wash

Wash your hands often with soap and water and keep frequently touched surfaces clean.

It’s important to find what’s right for you and your family in your risk mitigation strategy with COVID-19, as always, you can find more information and resources on our website.

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