Montrose County Public Health reports two positive cases today, two from Monday, and one case from Saturday. There is a total of five negative tests. The state approved the county’s variance application over the weekend. The variance pertains to houses of worship, restaurants, and gyms. Specifically, the variance approves 50 percent of the posted occupancy code limit not to exceed 50 people at any given time. Per the approval letter, if the county is to exceed a 15 percent positive rate or more than 42 cases in a two-week period, the variance will be automatically rescinded by the State. Variance specific operational requirements for gyms, restaurants and houses of worship are attached and available at https://www.montrosecountyjic.com/business-guidance/.
Please note that the State (CDPHE) has added cases (from April) to the county’s total number of cases because the state feels they meet the definition of a probable case (see FAQ). These additional cases are being reflected on the state’s data; however, the county has testing resources and was able to test those individuals in April. The individuals in question (and the additional death) were all tested and received negative COVID-19 results. As such, the county will not count them in its reported total of cases. The data represented below is provided by Montrose County and represents the most accurate information for the county at this time.
Please note that contact tracing has indicated that community spread is the cause of several recent cases. The public is encouraged to continue to take precautions: wash your hands, limit social interactions, maintain social distance, and wear a mask when in public when you cannot maintain at least 6′ separation.
From the Montrose County School District: Kindergarten registration is now open for families with children who will turn five years old by August 1st. Visit www.mcsd.org for instructions regarding online kindergarten registration; families with limited or no internet access can call (970) 249-7726 to schedule alternative registration arrangements.
Meal pick-up reminder: starting June 1st, weekday lunch sites will consolidate to Montrose High School and Olathe Elementary School for the remainder of summer; weekday meal pick-up will be available at these two sites from 11:00-1:00 through August 7th (excluding holidays).
If you have questions, the Montrose County Public Health info line is available at 970-252-4545 in both English and Spanish.
As always, please keep regular appointments with your primary care provider to keep chronic conditions under control. If you need emergency medical help, the Emergency Department at Montrose Memorial Hospital is a safe place to go for care. They have precautions to keep patients safe and skilled medical care for emergencies.
DATA & TESTING INFORMATION
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.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases includes +IgG (person has had COVID-19 at least 14 days ago) and +IgM (the person has a recent infection) antibody results. Several primary care providers are able to complete antibody testing in Montrose County; please contact your doctor for more information.
Negative test results may not include results from private labs, as they are not always reported to public health. The actual negative test result may be much higher.
This data is provided by Montrose County and represents the most accurate information for the county at this time.
|COVID-19 Cases in Montrose County||COVID-19 Deaths in Montrose County|
|147, and *one presumptive/inconclusive result||11|
|COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH||Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms|
|Age Range||Number of Cases|