Australians Infected With COVID-19 Allegedly Defy Isolation Order & Go Skiing

Australians Infected With COVID-19 Allegedly Defy Isolation Order & Go Skiing

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Australians Infected With COVID-19 Allegedly Defy Isolation Order & Go Skiing

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“Public health officials are investigating whether at least one person left isolation and went skiing. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office was looking into filing legal action to enforce the public health order keeping the Australians in isolation.” –Jeff Cheney 

The Aspen Times is reporting two of the Australians ordered to say in isolation in Aspen after testing positive for COVID-19 may have defied a public health order and left their hotel room Friday to ski in Snowmass Village. An unidentified state public health department spokesperson said that outdoor and casual activities, such as skiing, are lower risk for transmission but in determining whether public health is threatened by the alleged incident, state health officials will investigate “to understand the risk of all activities that occurred while the case was potentially infectious.” 

On Saturday night the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued this email statement responding specifically to questions about whether two people violated a public health order:

“We were investigating the possibility that some people defied orders, and we were quickly exploring options for enforcement, which primarily includes filing an action in court to enforce the isolation or quarantine order During this same time, release from isolation became appropriate for several .  as the release criteria were met, and isolation orders have been terminated on an ongoing basis beginning today.”

 

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