Today’s Data Notes
Public Health reports 23 positive confirmed cases (PCR) since the last report on Tuesday, 7/28/2020 bringing our positive PCR case count to 264. Case numbers are increasing and the county and state are watching the data and will report if there is a change to the county’s variance. Please continue to make good choices and stay home if you are feeling sick. As a reminder, here is the list of COVID-19 symptoms.
Effective this 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.
Colorado Mask Order
Effective July 16th, 2020, Governor Polis announced a statewide mask order for all Coloradans ages 11 and up when indoors.
Businesses, click here to download a sign that you can hang on the door of your business.
- Stay home if sick.
- 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”.
- 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”.
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 ends for the summer on Friday, August 7th. Parents and staff should submit their survey selection for online or in-person instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year by Wednesday, August 5th. See www.mcsd.org or the MCSD Facebook page for the Return to Learn plan and survey link.