KRAI News for Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020

Dr. Linda Couillard receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Memorial Regional Health.

Vaccinations continue for frontline workers and health care employees at Memorial Regional Health today. The Moderna vaccine is the one being used to help fight COVID-19. After getting the vaccine, each person has to wait half an hour to be monitored by nurses, to make sure there isn’t an adverse reaction. A second dose comes in 28 days. Even after getting vaccinated, employees at MRH will continue wearing masks.

Employees at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden also started getting their vaccinations Wednesday, including Director Adrienne Idsal.

The majority of employees at The Haven are from Moffat County. Because The Haven is in Routt County, those employees are being invited to get vaccinated at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.


Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count went up two cases of COVID this morning, to 603. That’s 149 active cases right now with 20 deaths.

Rio Blanco County has no new cases of COVID today, so their total number holds at 257, with two deaths since March. Rio Blanco County has had 53 cases in two weeks.

 Routt County now has 978 cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the CDPHE on Wednesday afternoon. That’s 14 new cases in one day. The number of COVID deaths in Routt County is 18. But Public Health Medical Officer Dr. Brian Harrington says two more people have died so that number is expected to be updated soon.

Greyhound bus service from Craig to Denver and back again starts January 1. It’s in partnership with Greyhound and the Colorado Department of Transportation. It will eventually transition to the Bustang Outrider. The service makes stops along the way in Hayden, Steamboat, Kremmling, Granby, Winter Park and more, before ending at Union Station in Denver. From Craig to Denver, it’s $34. From Steamboat to Denver, it’s $27. Tickets are half that for those 65 and over, or those 11 or younger, or those who are disabled. Tickets:

Moffat County United Way is working with Yampa Valley Bank to help families affected by COVID-19. Residents who live in Moffat County are eligible and can receive up to $750 to go towards rent or mortgage. Apply here:

The City of Craig Parks & Rec has posted on Social Media that they cannot run their Kindergarten through 2nd grade basketball right now. They’ll update families when that changes.

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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