The State of Colorado is moving to lift its COVID-19 dial framework and pass control of health restrictions over to local jurisdictions on Friday.
- Colorado's comeback from the pandemic includes the end of the state COVID dial in just a few hours. Instead there will be more county and local control over the safety protocols.
- Some counties have opted for a slow opening. Elbert and Weld counties are joining Douglas County and ditching the dial and restrictions as of Friday. This comes at a time as more people are vaccinated. More than 2.2 million people now have that first dose of a vaccine here in our state. 24% of Coloradans are fully vaccinated. 1,500 more people have gotten sick, though. The number of people hospitalized is now at 488.