10/8/20 COVID-19 Update

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Today’s Data Notes

Public Health reports a total of 366 positive (PCR) cases, which is an increase of six cases since our last report on 10/1/20. Montrose County is at Level 1 on the Dial Dashboard, which can be found here.

Please continue to take precautions including washing hands, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance.

If You Have Been Tested

If you have been tested for COVID-19, please follow CDPHE guidelines for quarantine or isolation. 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.

Stay home if sick

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.” 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

Montrose County, CO: The County and Region 10 are now proud to offer small business grants for local businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Apply today at https://region10.net/businesses-resources/access-to-capital/

City of Montrose, CO: The City of Montrose has been allocated funds through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act) to respond to community nonprofit needs as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. A portion of these funds has been set aside to establish the COVID-19 Nonprofit and Child Care Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to local community nonprofit organizations and child care providers in the form of grants to address unexpected expenses resulting from the COVID-19 emergency.
Apply at cityofmontrose.org/covid19

Montrose Memorial Hospital: New Testing Hours: COVID testing with a Provider Order changed to 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m – Monday through Saturday.

The Montrose County School District (MCSD): A reminder to all families that students can receive free school lunch and breakfast through December 31st at their in-person campus or at meal pick up sites (from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday through Friday during school days at Olathe Elementary School or the School District Office drive-through locations).Please stay home from school if you are sick and/or have symptoms in order to help us maintain in-person school operations and avoid cohort quarantines.

Check www.mcsd.org for all important up to date school information, and like and follow MCSD and school site social media.