KRAI News for Thursday, March 25, 2021

Moffat County Public Health hopes to vaccinate 800 people this Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Interpreters will be available. Anyone from ANY county can sign up if you are over 50, or 18 and over with one medical condition, or restaurant workers and other requirements set by the state. The link is on our website and Facebook page.

Link: https://www.comassvax.org/clinic/search

For those who do not have access to a computer, call 970-629-4002 to set up an appointment.

Moffat County Public Health has the big mass vaccination clinic at the fairgrounds Saturday, but others are vaccinating in Moffat County, including City Market, Walmart, and Walgreens, Northwest Colorado Health, and Memorial Regional Health.

Nine providers are vaccinating in Routt County, at pharmacies and grocery stories, public health and UCHealth.

Moffat County has been moved into the Green Level by the state. Public Health is reporting three active cases of COVID in the county right now.

Routt County is still in the yellow level with 41 cases of COVID in the past week, according to the CDPHE. That number needs to be down to 26 cases or less in a week, and maintained for seven days before Routt County can move to the Blue Level.

But epidemiologist Nicole Harty reported good news at Wednesday’s Public Health meeting.

Numbers have been stable in Routt County, but Harty says two larger outbreaks in the past two weeks have been linked to variant strains which are more transmissible, and to people who have been traveling and picked up those variant strains of COVID and brought them back to Routt County. That in turn has been a cause for concern for Spring Break, and people who might be traveling out of the area. Moffat County schools have been off this week. Hayden schools are off next week and Steamboat’s spring break starts April 19. Public Health says if you do come back from Spring Break and you don’t feel well, get tested for COVID and quarantine until those results are in.

Craig Police Captain Bill Leonard has confirmed his retirement. Leonard is retiring after 35 years of community service. He says he and his wife, Jan, are happy with the decision and wish the best to the City of Craig and the Craig Police Department moving forward.

The Bustang Outrider buses are now running their route between Craig and Denver, with stops in Hayden, Steamboat, Kremmling, are more on into Union Station. Greyhound buses were being used until now. The buses have bike racks, free WiFi, and restrooms. From Craig to Denver, it’s $34; from Steamboat to Union Station, it’s $27. Information: www.ridebustang.com.

Snowmobilers have been cited for recreation violations this winter. It’s been in wilderness areas, non-motorized areas on Buff Pass and at Rabbit Ears.  Law enforcement with Routt National Forest Service asks that forest visitors need to “Know before you go” when recreating, especially since motorized vehicles aren’t allowed to operate in many wilderness areas.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/recreation/?cid=fseprd860821&width=full

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.

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

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