City of Amarillo changes COVID-19 level to Orange

The Amarillo community has met criteria established by the Amarillo Public Health District (APHD) to move to Level Orange on the Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart. Effective today (July 22), Amarillo is at Level Orange. 

The Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart has NO IMPACT on any COVID-19 policies. The color levels provide recommendations to the Amarillo community based on the current severity of the local COVID-19 virus. Color levels are evaluated on a two-week period according to the latest COVID-19 data in the Amarillo community.

For complete information on the Amarillo Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Level Chart, including all color levels and criteria, go to

“We are seeing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 positive tests in the Amarillo community,” said APHD Director Casie Stoughton. “The best way for the community to protect itself is to get vaccinated – and the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available. We have to remember that maintaining social distancing and the wearing of face masks are also excellent precautions against the spread of this illness.”

“Amarillo had great success when the COVID-19 vaccine was first made available to the community,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “We have to continue this commitment to safeguard ourselves and others. I have received the vaccine, and I strongly encourage others to get vaccinated.”

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