Moffat County now has 70 cases of COVID-19 with 10 active cases right now. Moffat County Director of Public Health Kari Ladrow updated the Board of County Commissioners at an emergency public health meeting Monday. She says contact tracers in the county are working on getting in touch with those who have tested positive. Three people have been hospitalized in the COVID unit at Memorial Regional Health in the last two weeks, and have stayed for two to five days. The outbreak is over at Sunset Meadows. Ladrow added that trick or treating can still happen at individual houses but for everyone to wear masks and wash your hands. Trick-or-treat Street downtown is canceled.
Ladrow told commissioners that Moffat County needs to submit a mitigation plan to the state because of the high number of cases. It was discussed whether to move Moffat County down from Protect Our Neighbors to the more restrictive Safer at Home Level. The commissioners decided to stay at the Protect our Neighbors status. Here’s Commissioner Don Cook.
Moffat County has three weeks to get the large number of positive cases of COVID-19 back down again. The state could at any time make Moffat County move back down to Safer at Home.
Kari Ladrow also updated commissioners on Homecoming festivities this weekend for Moffat County High School. She says players and parents can attend the game with a limited number of students. The parade will also be scaled back.
Fire crews have still not gone up to check out how the snow impacted the Middle Fork Fire outside of Steamboat. Here’s Public Information Officer Dean Hazen.
Fire crews are trying to get an aircraft to fly over the fire on Wednesday, to see if there are any hot spots.
Ballot Count, Moffat County residents have now returned 2,636 ballots as of Monday afternoon. That’s from Debbie Belleville who is the Moffat County Election Coordinator. She says you can bring your ballot into the courthouse or drop it in the dropbox outside.
Moffat County has 8,436 active registered voters.
Rio Blanco residents have turned in 1,645 ballots. Routt County residents have turned in 8,614 ballots.
Diane Mitsch Bush is hosting an Online Town Hall for Routt, Moffat, and Jackson Counties at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, via Zoom. Democrat Mitsch Bush is running against Republican Lauren Boebert for U.S. Representative in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Link to register: https://www.mobilize.us/dianeforcolorado/event/356374/
A debate on the national popular vote vs. the electoral college is tonight. The event called How Should We Elect our President?” is hosted by the Steamboat Institute. Trent England is with Save Our States and Dr. Benjamin Waddell is with Fort Lewis College. The livestream starts at 5:30 p.m.
The big move is underway in Hayden from the old school to the new Pre-K through 12th grade school just down the street. The official ribbon cutting is at 1 p.m. Nov. 6.
From Routt County Public Health…
Numbers are at their highest since the start of the pandemic. Continue to be careful and keep everyone safe. Help make COVID stop with you.
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