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Kiowa County Public Health COVID Weekly Update - January 6, 2021

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Meagan Hillman


  • Cases 83
  • Deaths 3

*These are cumulative totals as of 01/05/2021 5pm

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 1


  • Colorado identified the first US case of the variant of COVID (called B.1.1.7) last week and has now confirmed a second case. This is the same one that has been in the news from the UK. The person is a male in his 20s from Elbert County. He has no travel history. This variant is more easily transmissible
  • School districts in our county are being attending in person. Stay in touch with your school district for the latest information. CHSAA was given a variance by CDPHE to start Season B sports (basketball, wrestling, girls swimming and spirit) practice on January 18. This delays Season C and D sports seasons as well
  • Vaccine is here! Kiowa County Hospital District and KCPH are administering vaccine according to CDPHE and CDC prioritization. See for more information
  • There continues to be a Mask Mandate for those over the age of 10 in all indoor spaces other than home.
  • Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others. Minimize gatherings.


Kiowa county is currently at 1.45%, down from 6.19% last week. Our goal is to keep this <5%. This metric is declining well though very few tests were collected over the past 2 weeks

Incidence Rate and Test Positivity 

  • Incidence Rate (cases/100,000 population) has not started trending downward.
  • Test positivity (the percentage of positives/total tests done) is declining. Keep up the
  • good work so that we can get the case rate down quickly and ease restrictions.


  • Kiowa County is dial level ORANGE.
  • If you have been told to isolate or quarantine, please stay home! The laws and guidance are here:

Call 719-336-8721 with questions. You can check for information or email with any business/event plans or questions. We appreciate your patience in this busy and trying time!