KRAI News for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

No cases of the COVID virus have been reported in Moffat, Jackson, or Rio Grande Counties. There are 33 Colorado counties without any cases of the virus, out of 64 counties in the state. That means 31 counties have reported cases of Coronavirus.

Routt County is reporting a fifth positive case of COVID-19. A female in her 30s has the virus. She has been placed in isolation through a public order. Those in her household are also in quarantine. Other close contacts have been advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. The first two cases in Routt County were out-of-state visitors who are now out of quarantine. The third case was a man in his 20s and the fourth a man in his 80s. Both are still in isolation. 47 test results are still pending in Routt County.

The most cases are in Denver County, with 148. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has issued a stay-at-home order for the city and county of Denver. It goes into effect at 5 p.m. today and runs through Friday, April 10.

 

Memorial Regional Health has set up a COVID-19 hotline. It’s available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 970-826-3280. The hotline will be staffed primarily with nurses, but some clinical staff will help out too. Once again, the number is 970-826-3280.

 

 

All 41 of Colorado’s state parks are open. But visitor centers are closed to the public. Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and service centers are also closed. Visitors can check out the online options on the CPW website. Link: https://cpw.state.co.us/

Big game applications are due Tuesday, April 7.

A mule deer has completed her record long-distance marathon. It’s 242 miles one way. The Wyoming Migration Initiative has been tracking Deer 255 since 2016. She spends the winters in the Red Desert of Wyoming. Then she’s off to Island Park, Idaho, for the summer.  She starts the migration on Oct. 4 and it takes her 68 days. One more thing, Deer 255 is pregnant… with twins.

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58WKu_vKfu8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0rkjphxXRboAC_Nf5VYGU_Q5QQO7RSb_nX_eLTfm7liJTggR2ihQ5ThPs

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

 

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