7/21/20 COVID-19 Update



Today’s Data Notes

Public Health reports 16 positive confirmed cases (PCR) since the last report on 7/14/2020.

Colorado Mask Order

Effective July 16th, 2020, Governor Polis announced a statewide mask order for all Coloradans ages 11 and up when indoors.

Read the press release here.

Visit the state mask mandate page here.

Go directly to the state mask faq by clicking here.

Read Civil Rights Guidance for Employers here.

Businesses, click here to download a sign that you can hang on the door of your business.


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): Montrose County School District is working hard to develop the most robust, safe, and beneficial “Return to Learn” plans for the upcoming start of school on August 27th and hopes to include community voice in the planning process. All community members can register for Focus Groups meeting the week of July 27th to provide input and ask questions regarding the development of the final back-to-school plan. Registration link has been emailed to all MCSD families and is also available on the MCSD homepage and social media. Final Return to Learn plans will be published on or before August 1st.