KRAI News for Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count is up to 551 cases as of this morning. That’s seven more than yesterday. The number of active COVID cases in Moffat County is 141. Nineteen people have died because of COVID-related illness in Moffat County, since the pandemic began. Six people are in the COVID-19 unit at Memorial Regional Health as of Wednesday.

Moffat County Board of Public Health is meeting this morning at 10:30 to discuss a Mitigation Plan and Public Health Order. You can now join the meeting via Zoom. The link is on our website and Facebook page.


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The Moderna vaccine is headed to Moffat County, sometime next week. 600 doses are expected, with 400 going to employees at Memorial Regional Health. The Pfizer vaccine arrived in Routt County on Wednesday.

That’s Routt County Public Health Director Roberta Smith. The Pfizer vaccines are at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.  Hospital workers in direct contact with COVID patients will receive the vaccines first. The state will mandate the prioritization list for vaccines.

Routt County now has 928 cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the CDPHE on Wednesday afternoon. That’s 23 more than Tuesday, with 220 cases in two weeks for Routt County.

Rio Blanco County also has more cases today with a total of 237 since the pandemic began. That’s eight more than the day before, according to the CDPHE. It’s 33 cases in a week and 88 cases in two weeks for Rio Blanco County.

Big fires this fall were not good for those who wanted to go hunting and fishing. Colorado Parks and Wildlife had to issue refunds. Randy Hampton with the Northwest Region says CPW lost as much as $2 million dollars this year in refunded hunting licenses and tags. Over-the-counter hunting and fishing licenses were up though.



The Moffat County Visitor Center is hiring. The position is for the Visitor and Member Coordinator. The Craig Chamber website has more information.

From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. Help make COVID stop with you.






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