7/28/20 COVID-19 Update



Today’s Data Notes

Public Health reports 20 positive confirmed cases (PCR) since the last report on 7/21/2020.

COVID-19 Updates

Effective next week, Montrose County Public Health will move to twice-weekly COVID-19 Updates. The reports will be published on montrosecountyjic.com on Mondays and Thursdays beginning August 3rd.

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.


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):Weekday meal pick-up service at Montrose High School and Olathe Elementary School will end on Friday, August 7th. Note important back-to-school “Return to Learn” dates: Community Focus Groups with doctors, parents, staff, administrators and community members will conclude on July 29th. The final MCSD Return to Learn plan will be published by August 1st. After reviewing the finalized plan, parents and staff will select their preferred school / work model (online or in-person) the week of August 3rd. Individual school plans with building-specific details will be published on August 14th.