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List of coronavirus outbreaks at Colorado schools, events, restaurants and more

Coronavirus outbreaks have been tied to Colorado restaurants, a wedding, two schools and more. Here's the latest data from the CDPHE.

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released its weekly list of confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in the state. Notably, two schools are listed in the report, as well as a wedding and social gathering in Ouray.

Since the novel coronavirus was first confirmed in Colorado in early March, there have been 590 outbreaks of COVID-19. Of those, 156 are still considered active, down from 167 last week.

For an outbreak to be resolved, CDPHE said 28 days must pass with no new illnesses. Two cases constitute an outbreak, and the numbers are cumulative, meaning if an entity has a certain number of cases, that doesn’t mean all those people were sick at once.

Here’s a look at active outbreaks in Colorado by category.

Click or tap here to download the raw data from CDPHE. 

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Health care

Today, Gov. Jared Polis laid out a draft for the steps that need to be taken for indoor visitation in nursing homes. Of all of the 223 outbreaks in a health care setting, 14% are still active according to an analysis of Wednesday's outbreak data.

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This week, there were 49 new confirmed cases and eight additional confirmed deaths.

In total, there have been least 4,995 confirmed cases and 843 confirmed deaths in health care outbreaks. That accounts for 53% of cases and 95% of deaths in outbreaks. 

New cases and deaths in health care outbreaks each week:

Two of the 20 deadliest healthcare outbreaks are active. Pikes Peak Center in El Paso is the deadliest outbreak that's still active. At that location, 26 residents have died and 91 more have a confirmed case of COVID-19. Forty-eight staff members also had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Compared to all cases in the state, health care outbreaks are the source of 9% of cases and 44% of deaths among COVID-19 cases.

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As of this writing, there have been two confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at K-12 schools. Many districts resumed classes this week, meaning positive cases may not be reflected in the latest data.

RELATED: A list of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado schools

The schools with COVID-19 outbreaks according to CDPHE’s data are:

- Battle Mountain High School in Eagle County (two staff cases)

- Compass Montessori in Jefferson County (two staff cases)

While there have been 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in CSU’s athletics program, no new cases were reported this week.

Social gatherings

Four attendees at a wedding party at the Pines at Genesee recently tested positive for COVID-19, the data shows. Five people who attended what was dubbed a social gathering in Ouray also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 11 attendees at Vision En Movimiento – a one-day workshop in Denver – tested positive for COVID-19. CDPHE said two people also had probable cases of the novel coronavirus.

Twelve attendees at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Custer County have also tested positive for COVID-19, in addition to four staff members.

No deaths have been attributed to attendees at businesses or events in Colorado, according to the data.


There are 24 active restaurant and bar outbreaks.

The largest is at the West Main Taproom and Grill in Douglas County, where nine staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Top Golf in Arapahoe County has 20 probable cases of the novel coronavirus, and three that are confirmed, the data says.

There have been 277 confirmed COVID-19 cases tied to restaurant and bar outbreaks, up from 254 last week.

Look at the list below to see cases by restaurant.

Grocery stores

There is one active COVID-19 outbreak at a Colorado grocery store, the same as last week. There have been 16 total grocery store outbreaks since the pandemic began. 

The remaining grocery store outbreak is at King Soopers #114 in Adams County. The data says eight employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and there have been 26 probable cases. 

Retail stores 

There have been 45 positive cases of COVID-19 among staff at Colorado retail stores, and 45 that are classified as probable. 

See the 11 retailers with COVID-19 outbreaks below. 


There have been confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at six places of worship or religious organizations in Colorado. According to the data, there have been 27 positive cases of COVID-19 among church attendees, and eight that were probable. 

In addition, 11 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and two have had probable cases. 

See the list of churches below. 

Indoor office spaces

Outside of healthcare facilities, indoor office spaces have had the most outbreaks. There are 13 active outbreaks, the second-most common category for active outbreaks.

There are 166 confirmed cases and one death tied to these outbreaks. That is approximately 2% of confirmed cases and 0.01% of deaths in Colorado outbreaks.

Jails and prisons

There are 11 active outbreaks in prisons and jails in Colorado. A total of 16 outbreaks are connected to 1,388 confirmed cases and five confirmed deaths. That’s 15 more confirmed cases from last week.

Three percent of all outbreaks happened in a jail/prison.

Homeless population

A total of 190 confirmed cases are tied to five outbreaks in the homeless community. There was one more confirmed case from last week to this week.

There are two active outbreaks in shelters and an outbreak among all people experiencing homelessness in Denver is still active at 123 total cases among both residents and staff.


There are at least 9,392 cases and 886 deaths in 590 outbreaks across the state. That is the equivalent of at least 17% of cases and 46% of deaths in Colorado.

The state added 204 confirmed cases and eight confirmed deaths in all outbreaks this week. In that same time period, the state added a total of 2,092 COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths among COVID-19 cases.

Nursing homes, indoor work spaces, restaurants and retailers have the most active outbreaks in the state.


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