Cases of COVID-19 are going up across Colorado, and that’s also the trend in Moffat and Routt Counties. The Moffat County COVID Dashboard is reporting 84 cases while the state website for Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting 85 cases for Moffat County.
The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Board of Health is reaching out to the community with a letter, which you can read on the KRAI Facebook page. The letter thanks the Moffat County community for helping get through a difficult time. It says the goal is to achieve a balance of health, economic and social recovery. It reminds residents that if cases are not reduced to seven cases in a two-week period by Monday, Moffat County could be ordered to move back to a more restrictive level.
The letter goes on with a request. The commissioners say they believe in personal responsibility and the freedoms we have in America, but it’s their responsibility as Board of Health to educate the community on the virus. Investigations and hospitalizations indicate gatherings are causing the spread of COVID-19 in Moffat County. They ask that you please limit gathering sizes to two households, and please to always wear a mask when out in public places.
Link on how coronavirus is spread in the air: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html?fbclid=IwAR1aSUoDM2MuO1C9mVir0Gkgzn4ozq0vIAyDkfhZI14fzf3MQz8Zj4yldJI
The CDPHE is reporting 243 cases in Routt County. Hospitalizations are also increasing. It’s expected that Colorado hospitals will exceed ICU capacity by December.
Most Moffat County voters made it to the polls for the 2020 presidential election. Of the 8,450 active voters in the county, 7,078 voters returned their ballots, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
Moffat County Ballot Update from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office as of Wednesday evening:
- Ballots Returned: 7,078
- Active Voters: 8,450
- Democrats who have voted: 603
- Republicans who have voted: 4,021
- Unaffiliated voters: 2,353
- Others: 101
In more election news, the town of Hayden has three new town council members. The top three out of seven who ran are Ed Corriveau, Janet Hollifield, and Bob Reese.
The Mayor of Hayden will be the new Routt County Commissioner. Tim Redmond beat out incumbent Doug Monger for the seat that represents District 2 in the county. Monger has been a commissioner for 20 years. Tim Corrigan keeps his seat for a third term in District 1. He ran uncontested. With Beth Melton, that means three Democrats will serve as Routt County Commissioners.
Hayden voters also approved a 1-cent sales tax that will help pay for renovations and operations on the new community center, which is the old high school. The work will start in April. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new school in Hayden is at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Stage One Fire Restrictions are over in Moffat County. Commissioners approved the resolution Wednesday and it goes into effect tomorrow.
Colorado State Patrol would like your opinion about their role in the community. The survey is at CSPSurvey.com Link to survey is www.CSPSurvey.com
In football, the Moffat County Bulldogs have a home game Friday night, when the Delta Panthers come to Craig. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
It’s Homecoming week for the Hayden Tigers. The Tigers are hosting Gilpin County on their new field Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Soroco is still looking for its first win of the season. The Rams head down Highway 40 to Kremmling to play West Grand at 7 p.m.
From Routt County Public Health…
Numbers of COVID cases are still up. Be careful and stay safe. Help make COVID stop with you.
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