April 1, 2021   

PUEBLO, CO. – As temperatures rise in Colorado, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment encourages community members to spend time outdoors where risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. Many of the most at-risk members of our community have had the opportunity to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly one million Coloradans have been fully vaccinated.

There’s hope on the horizon, however, now is not the time to let our guard down. What’s kept us safe and healthy over the past year will continue to protect us now.

If gathering with friends, family, and community this spring, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings.
  • Online gatherings are always safest, especially for people at high risk of severe illness.
  • Remember to keep six feet distance from people who don’t live with you.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public, especially indoors.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Guidelines for certain private settings have been relaxed for vaccinated people. If more than two weeks have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine:

  • It is now safer to visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physically distancing in small groups.
  • You may visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing. For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy children and grandchildren without wearing masks or physically distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19.

Public health recommends continuing to avoid large gatherings or crowds, especially indoors, until the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. For more information, visit the following guidance webpages.