Today’s Data Notes
Public Health reports a total of 353 positive (PCR) cases, which is an increase of 17 cases since our last report on 9/17/20. Montrose County has been moved to a Level 1 on the Dial Dashboard, which can be found here. The move allows for increased gathering sizes; please see the dial for specifics.
In regard to the epidemiological data, there has been a slight increase of cases over the past reporting period. At this time, the majority of cases are due to community spread and exposure to positive contacts. Please continue to take precautions including washing hands, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance.
If You Have Been Tested
If you have been tested for COVID-19, please quarantine for 14 days to avoid exposing others. Do NOT go to work or to the store sick. Contact the public health hotline at 970-252-4545 if you need assistance accessing resources due to loss of work or otherwise. Please continue to make good choices to keep our community healthy.
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. Montrose Memorial Hospital: New Testing Hours: COVID testing with a Provider Order changed to 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m – Monday through Saturday.
The Montrose County School District (MCSD):