KRAI News for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Moffat County is still in the clear, without any reported cases of the COVID-19 virus. 33 counties out of 64 in Colorado have not reported any cases of the virus. That includes Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Grande Counties.

Sweetwater County in Wyoming has reported its first case of COVID-19. It’s a man in his 40s, from Green River, who is self-isolating at home.

Routt County is reporting two more cases of the COVID-19 virus, which brings the total to seven. The latest cases are a woman in her 20s, and the other is a female teenager. Both are residents of Routt County and have been placed in isolation via an order through the public health department.

Dr. Brian Harrington is the Medical Officer for Public Health in both Moffat and Routt Counties.

Routt County Commissioners have issued two executive orders to reduce the Community Spread of the COVID-19 virus. The first Order prohibits new visitors in hotels, motels and short-term rentals. The second Order limits gatherings to no larger than five people at a time, unless they’re in the same household. Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger says we need to listen to the professionals, and stay away from people.

All of the details of the new executive orders from Routt County are on the Steamboat Radio Facebook page.

More from Doug Monger:

Visitors are no longer allowed at Memorial Regional Health. The hospital in Craig has increased the restrictions on the visitor policy. The Craig Press reports exceptions include:

  • One caregiver companion per patient in the medical clinics
  • One adult caregiver per pediatric patient being admitted to the hospital or visiting the ER.
  • One caregiver companion per patient to help with discharge instructions if someone has surgery.
  • One visitor acting as an interpreter for a patient.
  • Visitors to patients who are receiving care at the end of life.

All visitors to the hospital are subject to COVID-19 screening and have to practice social distancing.

The Moffat County School Board meetings tomorrow, via virtual format. The school board will hold an official meeting and members can attend virtually, so any votes would be counted as a quorum if enough members are there.  A work session starts at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:30. The public can attend via Zoom, which is an online conferencing service.  Anyone who would like to speak in public comment will need to indicate an interest via email to Rachel  Green,, prior to 6:25 p.m. Thursday night, which is in accordance with MCSD’s normal procedures. Participants will be unmuted and limited to 5 minutes per person.

Open Burn near Hayden

Please refrain from open burning right now. That’s another request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Smoke from open burns can put a strain on the health of those who are already vulnerable. Open burning is any fire outdoors, where smoke is released directly into the open air without first passing through a chimney or smokestack.

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