Today’s Data Notes
Public Health reports a total of 325 positive (PCR) cases, which is an increase of five cases since our last report on 8/31/20. There is now a positive case in a staff cohort at the Montrose County School District. More information from the district can be found below. The majority of cases continue to come from from community exposure. The number of positives cases is continuing to decline–thank you to the community for their support in fighting COVID-19. 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): For all online students picking up lunch and breakfast through our weekly meal pickup service at their zoned school, please make sure and submit your online order on the Thursday prior to each meal week by visiting www.mcsd.org. Meals can be picked up at school sites Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM. Each school meal pickup location is listed in the online order form.Meals will be free to all school age students, both in person and online, through the end of December. Please fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch form found on the district homepage to document your meal needs.
Please visit the MCSD homepage and Facebook for information regarding a staff cohort quarantine at Olathe Middle High School. No students or student cohorts are in quarantine at this time and all affected staff have been contacted by Public Health and MCSD. The press release regarding this can be found here.
Click here to learn more about checking symptoms daily before school.
Please Stay Home from Work if You’re Sick