EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Despite a recent trend of rising COVID-19 cases in El Paso County, commissioners are eager to reopen to full capacity.
The El Paso County Board of Commissioners says it is closely monitoring the latest uptick in cases, as well as other critical data including hospitalizations and deaths.
El Paso County’s current incidence rate on a seven-day average is 195. That means that on average, 195 people per 100,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last seven days.
To move to the next level of looser restrictions under Colorado’s color dial system, El Paso County would need an incidence rate of 36 to 100 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
But even if cases continue to trend