Winter Park declared an active COVID-19 outbreak site as 109 employees test positive

Outbreaks continue to grow concern at Colorado’s ski resorts. This week’s outbreak list from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has detailed 109 positive cases at Winter Park Resort in Grand County.

The outbreak, which was first declared on Jan. 23, accounts for 6.4% of the 1,700 employees at the ski area.

Grand County Health did not report the outbreak to the state until this week.

In a joint statement between Grand County Health and Winter Park Resort earlier this week, they said the cases have not been traced to interaction with visitors but were connected to “social gatherings outside of the workplace and congregate housing.”

In the latest report, there were also outbreaks declared at Breckenridge and Keystone. The former has 12 active outbreaks totaling 26 cases, and Keystone has four with 10 positive cases.

These outbreaks are among 895 listed as active in Colorado. Another 2,806 are listed as resolved.

CDPHE considers an active COVID-19 outbreak two or more cases from the same site. For an outbreak to be resolved, 28 days must pass with no new illnesses connected to the location.

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