KRAI News for Monday, June 22, 2020

Updating the COVID-19 virus count first…

There aren’t any new cases in Moffat County, but there are new cases on the northern border of the county, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. They have had five new cases in 24 hours. Sweetwater County has had 40 total positive cases, 30 of them since May 1. Two of those infected are children, ages five and seven. There is also an employee at the Taco Bell in Green River who has the virus. A source at the restaurant told the Craig Press that it has closed for two weeks. They are being cautious and there are other staff members now under quarantine orders.  All of the new patients in Sweetwater County are reportedly in good condition and are isolating at home.

Contact tracing is being done on those new cases in Wyoming. One of the people had connections to Routt County, so Routt County’s Contact Tracing Strike Team went into action, to identify and notify those in contact with the Wyoming resident.

There is a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Routt County. She’s in her 50s, and county officials say was exposed while out of state. Routt County officials report she is symptomatic and is recovering in isolation. Her close contacts identified through contact tracing are being tested by the health department.

Overall so far in Routt County, there have been 3,310 people tested with 64 positive cases and six deaths.

In Moffat County, 870 tests for the COVID-19 virus have been administered, with eight turning up positive. All have recovered. No cases are active.

Spraying for mosquitos will continue in Hayden. A group had protested the aerial spraying so the company that was contracted to do it canceled five hours before the town was supposed to be sprayed. Hayden Town Council discussed the issue last week. Hayden Mayor Tim Redmond said the day spraying was canceled, he received 94 emails. One was against spraying and all the rest were in favor. So they will now use a different product that better meets industry standards, and a biologist will assess the mosquito problem in Hayden each year.

The town of Hayden has been spraying for mosquitos for about 30 years now. The first aerial spraying for mosquitos in Hayden this summer is tentatively this Friday.

The Meeker Summer Rodeo Series has kicked off for the summer. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. every Thursday night and it’s free.

In Rifle, the city has canceled their July 3rd celebration and there won’t be any fireworks there this year. More: https://www.rifleco.org/

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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