7/7/20 COVID-19 Update

Today’s Data Notes

Public Health reports four positive confirmed case (PCR) since last Tuesday. As a reminder, Public Health has transitioned from bi-weekly reports to weekly reports. The weekly report are published on Tuesdays. If a surge occurs, reporting frequency will increase.

Variance

After receiving notification that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment partially approved the second data-driven variance application, Montrose County is still waiting to hear back from the state for clarification. As soon as further information and specific guidelines are available from the state in regards to the second variance, the information will be promptly shared with the public.

COVID-19 Prevention

  1. Stay home if sick.

  2. Maintain physical distancing to reduce person-to-person contacts and slow the spread of infection.

    As CDPHE states, Creating distance between people slows community spread of COVID-19.  Slowing the spread of COVID-19 will decrease the daily number of cases and hospitalizations that occur in Colorado”.

  3. If you cannot maintain distancing, then wear a face covering.

    As CDPHE states, The main reason to wear a non-medical mask is to protect others. Data show that some people may spread COVID-19 when they do not have symptoms. People may spread the disease when speaking, coughing or sneezing — especially in situations where a physical distance of six feet cannot be maintained”.

Community Updates

City of Montrose, CO: All City offices are open with regular business hours including the Visitor Center. Masks are required in all city facilities.

The Montrose County School District (MCSD): MCSD will continue to offer weekday meal pickup service throughout July at Montrose High School and Olathe Elementary from 11:00-1:00. In person instruction has resumed for Preschool and Special Education Summer School. Grades K-3 READ Act in person Summer School is scheduled to begin in late July. The School District Office is open for in-person operations Monday through Thursday (by appointment only; call 970-249-7726 to schedule).