5/1/20 Daily Update


Montrose County Public Health has one positive cases to report today and 23 negative results. There was an increase in specimens collected today due to public health’s decision to test all employees at one of the outbreak sites in order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Additional positive cases were being reported earlier this week at an outbreak site, and as a preventative measure, public health and the management company made the decision to test all employees, close and clean the business today, and resume operations with employees who are safe to return.

Montrose County School District will celebrate the Class of 2020 with vehicular procession “drive-through” commencement events on Sunday, May 17 (12:00 PM at Olathe High School and 2:00 PM at Montrose High School) in lieu of previously planned August ceremonies. The School District is working with public health and law enforcement to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Principals will be providing more event details soon.

Montrose Memorial Hospital is a safe place to receive care. The EOC is receiving reports of patients that are seeking care from providers that would otherwise need care from the hospital’s emergency department. Delaying routine screenings such as mammograms or colonoscopies could lead to missed or delayed findings that impact treatment options. Please continue to seek preventative care in order to stay healthy.

Continue to take precautions: wear a mask if you are working or have to go out in public, wash your hands, and sanitize common surfaces. Also, please keep regular appointments with your primary care provider to keep chronic conditions under control. Most importantly, if you are sick please stay home, treat your symptoms, and call a doctor if your symptoms worsen.



Montrose County Public Health has a test site available for individuals who meet criteria to be tested. In order to be tested, please CALL your primary care provider. Please note COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH include both positive cases and suspected cases; as such, this number fluctuates daily as results are returned and patients discharged.

COVID-19 Cases in Montrose County COVID-19 Deaths in Montrose County COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms
100 , and *one presumptive/inconclusive result 11 2 82


Age Range Number of Cases
0-10 1
20-29 16
30-39 10
40-49 14
50-59 15
60-69 18
70-79 17
80-89 8
90-99 1


Male Female
48 52