Today, Friday, June 11, 2021, the Denver County COVID-19 indicators are all green for the first time ever. This is how they look on the Denver Schools COVID-19 Dashboard right now.


I've been watching them almost daily since they were launched last year, and they were all red at that point. I've taken lots of screenshots of them over the months of the pandemic. I have a screenshot from late October when the schools said they were going to re-open in...

... November for in-person and I had to decide whether to send my son back or keep him remote. I sent him, but the 3rd to 5th graders only got a week and a half of in-person before they switched them back to remote because of escalating cases.

Here's what the indicators looked like in early November as they were ramping up to bring the kids back to in-person classes.

I hated when Colorado added a higher purple tier (which doesn't show on these indicators as they appear on the schools COVID dashboard), so they could justify re-openings if indicators were in the red. I've hated the trends one the whole time, because it allows for increasing...

... cases. The pandemic could be getting worse and worse and worse, but as long as it's not getting worse by more than 25% the indicator would stay green. But in practice that never happened. The trend never modulated to a shallow increase. As soon as it wasn't increasing, it...

... was negative. And over the past couple of weeks the trend has been -47% to -53%, and the number of positive cases has been dropping. So I knew it would hit green soon.

Vaccines work.

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