KRAI News for Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count is up to 551 cases as of this morning. That’s seven more than yesterday. The number of active COVID cases in Moffat County is 141. Nineteen people have died because of COVID-related illness in Moffat County, since the pandemic began.

Dr. Allan Reishus is the Moffat County Public Health Physician.

Dr. Reishus says it’s so important for residents to stay healthy right now, and get exercise.

Dr. Reishus says hydration, exercise, and plenty of sleep is good, whether you have COVID or not. And if you’re healthy, it could minimize the impact of COVID-19, if you get it.

The Moderna vaccine is headed for Moffat County. About 600 doses are expected to arrive next week, according to Moffat County Public Health. 400 of those will go to Memorial Regional Health. 100 doses will go to Northwest Colorado Health. The first round of vaccines for Moffat County goes to health care workers, first responders, and those who work in assisted living facilities. The second round of vaccines will go to essential workers, such as those in grocery stores, also teachers, and child care providers.

Rio Blanco County’s case count for COVID went up six cases Tuesday, to 223. That’s 45 cases in a week and 81 in two weeks for Rio Blanco County, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Rio Blanco County has also had two deaths due to the pandemic.

Routt County now has 905 cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the CDPHE. That’s the number that came in Tuesday afternoon. That’s 13 more than Monday and 26 more than Sunday, with 220 cases in two weeks for Routt County.

Hayden Town Hall

Hayden Town Council meets at 7:30 Thursday night. You can watch via Zoom or their Facebook page. Council will be considering a vacancy on council. Three have applied: Ryan Banks, Mo Demorat, and Emily Waldron. One of them should be appointed to be on Hayden Town Council.

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.






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