7/14/20 COVID-19 Update

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Today’s Data Notes

Public Health reports 14 positive confirmed cases (PCR) since the last report on 7/7/2020. The majority of the cases are from individuals who have traveled outside of the area and state. As a reminder, Public Health has transitioned from bi-weekly reports to weekly reports. The weekly report is published on Tuesdays. If a surge occurs, reporting frequency will increase.

Variance

CDPHE provided clarification regarding the county’s second variance last week. That information may be found here.

COVID-19 Prevention

  1. Stay home if sick.
  2. 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”.
  3. 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

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): MCSD will continue to offer weekday meal pickup service through August 7th at Montrose High School and Olathe Elementary from 11:00-1:00. Return to Learn plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year will be published on or before August 1st and details will be announced soon on Community Focus Groups in which parents, families, teachers, and community members can meet with our new superintendent and school leaders to ask questions, provide input, and help shape plans for the start of the Fall semester.