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A complete list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Summit County

Editor’s note: The Summit Daily News is constantly discussing and changing its strategy for reporting on the pandemic. Because outbreaks are becoming more frequent, and because we don’t want to overwhelm our readers with coronavirus news, we’ll update this story each time a new outbreak is reported in Summit County. We’ll continue to report on larger outbreaks individually.

Summit County has reported 41 outbreaks since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The county uses the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s definition of an outbreak, which is two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among a nonhousehold group with onset of symptoms in 14 days. 

As of Nov. 1, the county is no longer publishing a news release for minor outbreaks of the virus. Instead, those outbreaks will be included on the COVID-19 Outbreaks table, which can be found on the county’s coronavirus webpage.

The table includes only information about the location of the outbreak, date of the first case, number of cases and the date the outbreak was resolved. Public health spokesperson Nicole Valentine said the county no longer will include information about the cause of the outbreak because that can be difficult to determine with the highly contagious nature of the virus.

The county will be publishing news releases for outbreaks that affect a large number of people.

People should continue to follow the county’s “six commitments to containment,” which are the best way to prevent any outbreaks from the virus, Valentine said. Those commitments are: wear a mask, wash your hands, stay 6 feet apart from others, stay home if sick, get tested if sick and get a flu shot.

To see the current status of each outbreak, visit the state’s outbreak data webpage.

All reported outbreaks

Breckenridge Elementary School: 3 cases

Public health officials reported an outbreak of three cases among a teacher and two students at the school on Nov. 13.

Public health received the first positive test results on Nov. 3, according to a news release.

The school is remaining open to staff and students who are not considered close contacts of the cases, according to the release.

Frisco Elementary School third grade cohort: 3 cases

Public health officials reported an outbreak of three cases among one teacher and two students at the school on Nov. 6.

The teacher was tested on Nov. 2 and the two students on Nov. 3 and 4. Public health received the first positive result on Nov. 3.

Summit School District reported one quarantine in place at the school on Nov. 6. All other identified close contacts have been place in quarantine as well, according to a news release.

Frisco Elementary School kindergarten cohort: 2 cases

Public health officials reported Nov. 8 an outbreak of two cases among students at the school.

The students were tested Nov. 2 and 4, after developing symptoms. Public health received the first positive result Nov. 4.

The two recent outbreaks plus an additional quarantine mean students at the school will move to online-only learning through Nov. 30.

Blue Stag Saloon, Breckenridge: 4 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak at the restaurant on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case of the outbreak on Nov. 1. The outbreak is ongoing.

Open Arms Christian Lutheran Church, Breckenridge: 3 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak at the church on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case on Oct. 30. The outbreak is ongoing.

Frisco Police Department: 2 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak at the police department on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case on Oct. 29. The outbreak is ongoing.

Alpine Dance Academy: 2 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of two cases at the dance studio on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case on Oct. 28. The outbreak is ongoing.

Blue Valley Ski Rentals, Silverthorne: 3 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of three cases at the rental shop on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case on Oct. 27. The outbreak is ongoing.

Hacienda Real, Frisco: 2 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of two cases at the restaurant on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first case on Oct. 25. The outbreak is ongoing.

Social gathering at Summit Cove: 3 cases

A social gathering in the Summit Cove neighborhood led to three cases of the virus.

Summit County reported the outbreak on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first positive case on Oct. 24. The outbreak is ongoing.

Keystone River Run Housekeeping: 3 cases

Summit County reported three cases of the virus among housekeeping staff on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first positive case of the outbreak on Oct. 24. The outbreak is ongoing.

Sky Ranch Contractors: 5 cases

Summit County reported five cases of the virus at Sky Ranch Contractors on Nov. 13. The county confirmed the first positive case of the outbreak on Oct. 22. The outbreak is ongoing.

Breckenridge Building Center: 2 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak of two cases among employees of Breckenridge Building Center on Oct. 31. The first case was confirmed positive on Oct. 21. The outbreak is ongoing.

Peak 8 Properties Soothe Spa, Breckenridge: 2 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak of two cases among employees of the Peak 8 Properties Soothe Spa in Breckenridge on Oct. 31. The first case was confirmed positive on Oct. 14. The outbreak is ongoing.

Mi Casa, Breckenridge: 5 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak of five cases among employees of Mi Casa on Oct. 31. The first case was confirmed positive on Oct. 18. The outbreak is ongoing.

Summit High School basketball team, Breckenridge: 2 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of two cases among players on Summit High School’s basketball team.

The two players contracted the virus through offseason training, according to a news release. Public health received the first positive test result Oct. 23.

The two players have been placed in isolation and all identified close contacts, including the entire basketball team, are in quarantine, according to the release.

Advanced Dermatology, Frisco: 2 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak of two cases among employees of Advanced Dermatology.

The two employees were tested on Oct. 20 and 23. Public Health received positive test results on Oct. 20 and 25.

The investigation of the outbreak has concluded and all identified close contacts have been placed in quarantine.

Social gathering among Summit High School students, Breckenridge: 22 cases

Summit County public health officials are investigating 22 confirmed cases of coronavirus among students at Summit High School, according to an Oct. 28 press release.

Public health officials received most of the positive test results Oct. 16-22 and believe many of the cases stem from a “large” party held Oct. 17. Of attendees at the party, nine have tested positive, including two people who reportedly were under quarantine orders at the time of the gathering.

Health officials scolded the students, and their parents, for a significant contribution to Summit County’s rapidly rising case numbers. Summit County’s 14-day incidence rate of 560 new cases per 100,000 people is the sixth highest in Colorado and could lead to additional restrictions from the state.

Little Red Schoolhouse, Breckenridge: 2 cases

Summit County officials reported an outbreak of two cases among employees of Little Red Schoolhouse on Oct. 26.

The two employees were tested on Oct. 18 and 23, and the county received positive results on Oct. 21 and 25.

All known close contacts of the two cases have been quarantined, according to a news release.

Peak 8 Properties, Breckenridge: 4 cases

Summit County officials reported an outbreak of two cases of the virus among employees of Peak 8 Properties on Oct. 25. The county’s public health department received positive tests for the two employees Oct. 21 and 25. 

The county has since updated its coronavirus webpage to reflect two more cases of the virus as a result of the outbreak.

One of the employees worked while contagious but was not experiencing any symptoms and was following health guidelines, including physical distancing and mask-wearing, according to a news release from health officials.

“This outbreak demonstrates just how infectious the virus is and that even when you are following recommended physical distancing protocol and using proper PPE, employees can still get sick,” County Manager Scott Vargo said in the release. “For this reason, we are urging the community to be especially cautious right now.” 

Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon: 7 cases

Summit County officials reported an outbreak of two cases of the virus among employees of the brewery Oct. 21. The county’s public health department received positive tests for two employees on Oct. 20. 

The county since updated its coronavirus webpage to add five more cases as a result of the outbreak.

In a news release, public health officials said the brewery has been following all guidelines and been proactive in preventing the spread of the virus among its employees. 

Sun Logic, Breckenridge: 11 cases

Summit County officials reported an outbreak of 11 cases among employees of the sunglasses and goggles store Oct. 19. 

The 11 cases were the result of an international company trip, which involved 18 employees in total. Of the 11 cases, 9 are among permanent residents of Summit County. 

Public health officials used the outbreak as an opportunity to warn against unnecessary travel during the pandemic.

Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge: 3 cases

Summit County officials reported an outbreak at the real estate agency Oct. 18. The county received positive test results for two employees Oct. 15 and 16.

The county since added another case to its coronavirus webpage. County officials said the agency had been “extremely proactive” in following all guidelines related to the virus.

This outbreak was considered resolved on Nov. 8.

Summit County Government: 2 cases

Public health reported the outbreak among two employees within a department of Summit County government Oct. 12. The two employees who tested positive frequently traveled to work together.

One of the employees had gone to work while symptomatic and one of the employees held a residential gathering while symptomatic, after being tested and while awaiting results, according to a county news release.

County officials said it’s important for people to quarantine while awaiting test results.

UPS Customer Center, Silverthorne: 4 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of four cases among employees of the store Oct. 11.

The store had not been enforcing mask policies, physical distancing requirements or symptom tracking, according to a news release.

Management of the store was not cooperative with public health in providing information about close contacts. Summit County officials were reviewing whether the store had violated the county’s public health order, which could mean a fine of up to $5,000, according to the release.

This outbreak was considered resolved on Nov. 2.

Ollie’s Pub & Grub, Breckenridge: 8 cases

A gathering of about 30 people at the restaurant led to the outbreak among employees, according to a news release. The gathering led to an outbreak of two cases among employees and two cases among non-employees who attended the gathering.

Another person has gotten the virus from the outbreak since the original reporting. The county updated its webpage to reflect three more cases of the virus on Nov. 13.

Gatherings of more than 10 people are a violation of the public health order, which could mean a fine of up to $5,000.

This outbreak was considered resolved on Nov. 2.

Downstairs at Eric’s, Breckenridge: 2 cases

Summit County reported the second outbreak of the virus at Downstairs at Eric’s on Oct. 8. The county received positive test results for the two cases Oct. 1 and 6.

The restaurant had been following proper physical distancing guidelines, with masks required at all times, according to a news release.

This outbreak was considered resolved on Nov. 4.

Briar Rose Chophouse, Breckenridge: 6 cases

Summit County officials reported the outbreak of two cases among employees of the restaurant Oct. 6. The county received positive test results on Oct. 1 and 4.

The county has since added three additional positive cases as a result of the outbreak.

The employee who initially tested positive attended a gathering outside of the restaurant, and employees had been gathering after their shifts for a drink, according to a news release.

Vacasa Vacation Rentals, Breckenridge: 3 cases

Summit County reported that three housekeepers, who were working at Vacasa Vacation Rentals, tested positive for the virus Sept. 26. The three employees had been carpooling to work together, according to a news release.

Public health officials said the rental agency had not been screening employees for symptoms prior to work.

This outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 23.

Summit Middle School, Frisco: 2 cases

The Summit School District reported two cases among staff members of the school Sept. 23. No students tested positive in connection to the outbreak.

After the outbreak, the district disinfected and cleaned all surfaces at the school. The outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 16.

Mountain Lyon Cafe, Silverthorne: 2 cases

Summit County officials received positive test results for the two employees of the restaurant on Sept. 18 and 22.

The restaurant closed temporarily Sept. 19.

According to a news release, the restaurant management is working on implementing a better system for tracking employee symptoms. The outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 18.

BHH Partners, Breckenridge: 7 cases

Seven employees of BHH Partners tested positive for the virus.

Public health officials found that the employees had not been wearing masks while clients were not in the office, and management had not properly screened employees for symptoms.

Additionally, employees attended a gathering outside of the office Sept. 10 at a restaurant, where masks were not worn while seated. The outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 18.

Target, Silverthorne: 3 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak among three employees of the store Sept. 16. One of the employees who tested positive worked for two days while symptomatic, according to a news release.

Target worked closely with public health officials to go over sanitation and cleaning procedures after the outbreak. The outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 7.

Short-term rental party, Breckenridge: 2 cases

Two people tested positive for the virus after a Labor Day weekend party was held at a short-term rental in Breckenridge. About 21 people attended the party at the rental, which was rented from Sept. 4-5.

Everyone who attended the party is believed to be an out-of-county resident, and has since returned to the Denver metro area. The outbreak was considered resolved on Oct. 9.

Big Johnson Construction worksite, Silverthorne: 3 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak among three construction workers at at the 4th Street Crossing worksite in Silverthone on Aug. 22. All three of the construction workers are residents of Colorado Springs.

The three employees had been carpooling together, according to a release.

The outbreak was considered resolved on Sept. 15.

Breckenridge Terrace Apartments, Breckenridge: 5 cases

Summit County reported the outbreak of five cases among people living at Breckenridge Terrace Apartments on July 31.

Although the five people involved in the outbreak live in four separate apartments, some of them had been socializing together, according to a news release.

Public health officials don’t believe the five cases pose a risk to other residents of the complex because the complex has exterior stairwells. The outbreak was considered resolved on Aug. 26.

Innovative Family Dental, Dillon: 2 cases

Summit County officials reported the outbreak among two employees at the dental office on June 26.

Employees of the office were using a shared break room. Summit County officials worked with the dental office to discuss break room sanitation and cleaning procedures.

The outbreak was considered resolved on July 28.

Downstairs at Eric’s, Breckenridge: 5 cases

Summit County reported that four employees of the restaurant tested positive for the virus May 21. The number of cases since grew to five.

Some of the sick employees had socialized together on the week of May 10, according to a news release.

Summit County officials said restaurant owner Eric Mamula was “transparent, vigilant and responsive” in the process of resolving the outbreak. The outbreak was considered resolved on June 23.

Lowe’s, Silverthorne: 3 cases

Summit County reported three cases among employees of Lowe’s in Silverthorne on May 18.

Public health officials received the positive test results for the employees April 27, May 8 and May 16.

Public health officials said the store’s management was responsive in the follow-up to the outbreak. The outbreak was considered resolved on June 9.

City Market, Breckenridge: 19 cases

Summit County reported an initial outbreak of eight cases at the store on April 29, which then grew to 19 cases.

Employees of the store had been using a break room that led to the spread of the virus.

The outbreak was considered resolved on June 9.

The Edge at Copper Mountain: 4 cases

Summit County reported an outbreak of four cases among residents of the employee housing facility at Copper Mountain.

The outbreak was originally reported on March 25.

It was resolved on April 26.


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