Colorado's Department of Health and Environment is reporting another spike of COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, and while cases are on the rise for all age groups, ages 18 to 24 are seeing a 'substantial increase.'

Right now, Larimer County is in a Level 1 phase of reopening, which means the county has fewer restrictions than others (you can see a map here). However, LCDHE says that an increase in cases could set the county back to a Level 2, which 'could potentially impact our restaurants and breweries, places of worship, gyms, and public gathering sizes.'

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As of Monday, October 5, LCDHE says that the county has three weeks to to reverse the upward trend in cases, or it could be shifted back to a Level 2 of reopening. The county is urging residents to 'step up,' as it claims we have 'become less cautious.'

'Larimer County residents have worked hard to maintain a lower case rate and as a result have reduced illness and death,' said Public Health Director Tom Gonzales in the release. 'However, we can’t let our guard down. I understand we are all tired of these restrictions, but lowering our guard may lead to more illness and further rollbacks for our businesses.'

Additional information on COVID-19 in Larimer County is available here.