8/3/20 COVID-19 Update



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.

COVID-19 Updates

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.

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 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.