6/11/20 COVID-19 Update



Today’s Data Notes

Today Public Health reports one positive PCR cases since Tuesday. The county has not heard back from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding the second data-driven variance. As a reminder, the variance request is driven by the county’s data–the overall community prevalence is low and the county’s testing capability is strong. When the county is informed of the decision, the public will be made aware of the changes. Lastly, the CDPHE has released the sixth version of Public Health Order 20-28; it is available here.

Community Updates

Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) will be offering COVID-19 antibody testing June 15-19 from 2pm to 5pm at the Montrose County Event Center Lobby. The cost is $75 per test and will be limited to first come, first serve basis. This is not a test for the presence of COVID-19. Antibody tests indicated if your body had COVID-19, not necessarily if you currently have it. There is no medical confirmation that antibodies offer protection from COVID-19–and if they do, for how long. This test does not provide actionable information for your medical provider. MMH will not bill your insurance. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. This is a blood draw; you do not need to fast for this blood draw. Please take medications as usual and drink plenty of water. Results will be mailed in 5-7 business days. Must be 18 or older to participate.

The Montrose County School District (MCSD) is continuing weekday summer meal pick-up program through August 7, 2020 and has consolidated distribution sites; meals can be picked up at Montrose High School and Olathe Elementary School from 11 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). MCSD is proud to partner with Help-4-Hope Montrose, who have donated free vouchers toward meals (for four people) at local restaurants. Families in need can request a free meal card by email at Help4Hope@mcsd.org, via private Facebook message on the MCSD Facebook page, or through voicemail at 970.249.7726. Your information will remain confidential and vouchers are limited.

MCSD summer athletics and activities will begin the first phase of in-person return-to-play on Monday, June 22. A comprehensive Summer Athletics and Activities Base Plan (with Annexes for Indoor and Outdoor Sports and Weight Room requirements) will be published on District media Friday afternoon, June 12. In addition, all high school families should receive the Superintendent’s letter Friday afternoon regarding return to play and activities for the summer.Head Start eligible children who are entering kindergarten and/or have an Individualized Education Plan may attend Early Childhood Center summer classes in-person (based on current public health guidance) from July 7 through July 30, Monday through Thursday, with times to be determined.Students in grades K-3 with a qualified Significant Reading Deficiency and who previously registered in the spring can attend READ Act literacy and STEM summer camp classes in-person (based on current public health guidance) from July 27 to August 13, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. School sites to be determined.