COVID Dial Level Details

Colorado COVID-19 Dial Framework 

Colorado’s dial framework has been updated levels to guide county response to COVID-19. As the dial moves left, toward Protect Our Neighbors, more people can participate in various activities.  Metrics used to determine level are: the number of new cases, the percent positivity of COVID tests, and the impact on hospitals. Effective November 20 at 5 PM, an updated dial will be implemented in counties across Colorado. This change does not impact Park County's current status. Learn more below and check out the one-pager describing the updated dial

Effective Friday, November 27 at 5 PM, Park County moves to Level Orange: High Risk. Counties move back and forth between levels, depending on three metrics: the number of new cases, the percent positivity of COVID tests, and the impact on hospitals, and local considerations. The following Safer At Home Level Orange Guidelines and Restrictions are required: 

Level Orange Capacity Limits

The COVID-19 Dial framework gives communities a new tool designed to increase transparency, predictability and simplicity. It includes five levels, from least to most restrictive. Details for each level outline specific metrics and how many people can participate in various activities at one time.

There are updated levels on Colorado's COVID-19 Dial are as follows:

Level Green - Protect Our Neighbors: for counties that are able to locally contain surges. Most businesses are open with generous capacity limits. 

Level Blue - Caution: for counties with low transmission levels that aren’t quite ready for Protect Our Neighbors. Capacity limits are more permissive than yellow.

Level Yellow - Concern: the baseline level for counties with elevated transmission levels but stable hospitalizations. 

Level Orange - High Risk:  for counties where numbers are going up but not to the point where everything needs to be shut down. The capacity limits are moderate.

Level Red - Severe Risk: for counties with high levels of transmission, hospitalizations, and positivity rates. Most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative. The capacity limits are significant.

Level Purple - Extreme Risk: for counties where hospital capacity is at extreme risk of being overrun. At this level, all businesses must significantly curtail in person functions and people must stay at home except for necessary activities.

Visit the state's dial website to view each county in Colorado and to learn more about the levels and how counties move between them.

To find out updated information about cases in Colorado, please visit

Park County Public Health continues to be ready to respond should more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 be identified here. Our primary responsibility would be to promptly identify a suspected case and implement measures to prevent any additional spread of illness locally.