By Danielle Chavira

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Elbert County shut down its Samuel Elbert government building due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The building, which houses DMV officers, the clerk and recorder’s office and county treasurer’s office will be closed until Monday.

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The county health department asks anyone who was in the building in the last week to monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms. Those who do are asked to quarantine and get tested five to seven days after exposure.

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Elbert County officials announced there were seven new cases reported on April 7. The patients range in age from 5 years to 69 years.

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The county’s one week cumulative incidence rate sits at 119.91 per 100,000 people. Its one week average positivity rate is 9.13%. County health officials say the county is operating under level blue restrictions.

Danielle Chavira