KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Students within the Hayden School District were sent home Thursday after a person there tested positive for COVID-19. The school district website says Routt County Public Health told the district to send students and staff home as a precautionary measure. Classes within the Hayden School District will resume sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rio Blanco County is experiencing an increase in community transmission of COVID-19. The public health website for Rio Blanco County says there are 57 confirmed cases and 25 of those are active cases right now. That’s 12 more than the last update. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office posted that Public Health is asking all citizens to take precautions, stay home and stay distant, and wear masks whenever you go out.

Routt County’s COVID case count has gone up again from 325 to 335 today. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s calculations, which also reports 87 cases in the last seven days. The Casey’s Pond assisted living facility in Steamboat Springs had two employees test positive this week. They’re both isolating at home.

One outbreak in Routt County is at Steamboat Springs High School, where there are now 17 positive cases of COVID-19. Thirty-two more students at Steamboat Springs High School were given quarantine orders Thursday, along with two more teachers. As of today, there are 329 high school students home in quarantine, with 28 staff. Steamboat Springs High School is closed to students right now.

The last update from Moffat County had the COVID count at 121 cases with 28 of those active. Moffat County High School has someone who has tested positive but it hasn’t been confirmed whether it is staff or a student.



If you take the test and you test positive, you will be called from a contact tracer or someone at Moffat County Public Health. They’ll work with you to identify any close contacts you may have had so that they, in turn, can be given a heads up that they may have had an interaction with someone who has recently tested positive. Dr. Allan Reishus is the Moffat County Public Health Medical Officer.

Be patient and be careful. And as Rio Blanco County says, “Spread the word. Not the virus.”

A hunter from West Virginia has died in a hunting accident outside of Kremmling. Sky Hi News reports 26-year-old Simon Howell died from a gunshot wound. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says the shooter was a member of Howell’s hunting party and he has been cooperating with investigators. No arrests have been made.

No football games this weekend. The Middle Park team forfeited Saturday’s game so the Bulldogs get the win. Moffat County goes into the playoffs with a 4-0 record. The big rivalry football game between Hayden High School and Soroco High School Friday night in Oak Creek has also been canceled.


From Routt County Public Health…

Numbers of COVID cases are still going up. Wear your mask if you’re out and no gatherings or parties.  Help make COVID stop with you.

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