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Posted on: March 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UK COVID-19 variant in Broomfield

The B.1.1.7 variant, commonly known as the UK variant, is expected to become the nation's dominant coronavirus strain by end of March, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The B.1.1.7 variant, commonly known as the UK variant, is expected to become the nation's dominant coronavirus strain by end of March, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The spread of that strain could vary by state, depending on public health restrictions and communities following prevention measures, but is currently circulating in Colorado. There are currently three cases of the B.1.1.7 variant associated with Broomfield.

Although both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are showing to be effective against the variant, it is important to limit the spread of COVID-19 to keep Broomfield open and to avoid additional virus mutations. You can help stop the spread of practice the 4 Ws - wearing a mask, watching your distance, washing your hands and waiting on gatherings.
Visit Broomfield.org/StopTheSpread to learn more about prevention measures.

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