KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 17. 2020

The state of Colorado is moving Moffat County to the Safer-at-Home/Yellow Level tomorrow morning. That’s down from the more relaxed Protect Our Neighbors Level. The most recent count released from the county was Friday, where there were 147 positive cases of COVID-19. Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab has had 18 staff and residents test positive.

Businesses in the state are being asked by Governor Polis to have employees work from home, whenever possible. Because of that request, hours have been reduced at the Craig Chamber for the next three weeks. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that the Chamber can reduce contact to the public. If someone has business with the Chamber, they can stop by and knock on the door. Jennifer Holloway is the executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitors Center. She says you’ll be let in if you have a mask on.

Holloway says she is taking the warnings from Moffat County Public Health and Memorial Regional Health seriously, when it comes to wearing a mask. And the Chamber wants to set a good example to keep people in Moffat County safe, so the county can get back to normal sooner.

The state’s public health order says masks are required in all public places and businesses. No gatherings of more than ten people from more than two families.

Numbers in Routt County went up again today, to 399. That’s 101 cases for Routt County in seven days. Because of the increase in cases, the old Routt County Courthouse, the Annex, and the Human Resources buildings are being closed to the public as of tomorrow.

The City of Craig is hiring a new Economic Development Coordinator. The El Pomar Foundation has given the city a grant for $67,000 to help fund the position. A second grant will make it a full-time position for the City of Craig.

Trash from hunters is becoming a problem in the White River National Forest. The Blanco Ranger District is reminding hunters of the basic camping rule, to pack out what you pack in. Those in the ranger district have been cleaning up trash and abandoned camping equipment from hunters for several weeks now.

The Outstanding 4-H member of the year for Moffat County is Zackery Durham. Zackery is 16-years-old and he belongs to the Sand Springs 4-H Community Club.

From Routt County Public Health… As we head into the holidays, remember to limit your social gatherings to those in your household. 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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