Public Health reports 11 positive confirmed cases (PCR) since Thursday, 8/13/20. While many cases are the result of travel exposure from local residents who are visiting out-of-state areas, there is an increase in community spread from individuals who are going to work sick or while waiting for test results. If you have have been tested for COVID-19, please quarantine for 14 days to avoid exposing others. Do NOT go to work or to the store sick. Contact the public health hotline at 970-252-4545 if you need assistance accessing resources due to loss of work or otherwise. Please continue to make good choices to keep our community healthy. As a reminder, here is the list of COVID-19 symptoms.
Montrose County Public Health announced the seventh annual Drive Through Free Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, Aug. 28. The clinic is usually held in October, but was moved up this year because the Event Center is unavailable (due to equine events) in September. Additionally, public health received the flu shots shipment early this year, so the decision was made to move up the event in order to offer this service to our community. Additional clinics will be held on the same time and date in Naturita (Basin Clinic) and Olathe (Corn Park).
The county is working with the state to address the increase in cases. As a result of this, the county now uses the Ninth Amended Public Health Order for guidance. The order is very similar to the variance with two small differences in bars (that do not serve food) and gym operations (no more than 50 patrons in a room).
Effective July 16th, 2020, Governor Polis announced a statewide mask order for all Coloradans ages 11 and up when indoors.
Businesses, click here to download a sign that you can hang on the door of your business.
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”.
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): School specific plans (with pickup and drop off times and site specific details) will be published by August 14th. Watch this video for an in-person school preview.