KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

Moffat County Public Health is reporting 187 positive cases of COVID-19, with 53 of those cases active. That is 40 more cases than were reported last Friday in Moffat County.

 When you go out in public assume that anyone you interact with is positive for COVID-19. That’s the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, to Moffat County residents because of the high rate of COVID-19 in the community right now.

Moffat County has been moved into the High Risk/Orange level for COVID, as of this morning, by the State of Colorado. It was supposed to be the less restrictive YELLOW Level, down from Protect our Neighbors. But instead, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment informed the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners that Moffat County’s COVID case count is too high. The county skips a level and goes straight to the Orange Level, which is considered High Risk.

In a press release from the county, it says Moffat County has reached community spread/transmission which means people who are infected with COVID don’t know how, when or where they got it.

All residents of Moffat County are being asked to where masks at all times, in all public places, such as businesses and stores. Do not gather in groups right now. Only interact with your own household. If you do have to go out in public, stay six feet apart from others. Wash your hands, and stay home if you’re not feeling well.

Routt County’s numbers are up again with 19 new cases since yesterday, according to the CDPHE. The state’s dashboard shows 418 cases for Routt County right now, with 109 in the past week. Routt County was ordered by the state late last night to move into the Red/Severe Risk Level as of Friday.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is meeting today to discuss the proposed closure of any county facilities for the holiday week next week, Nov. 23-27.

West Routt Fire Protection District is hiring. The fire station in Hayden needs two part-time and two volunteer firefighters/EMTs. Get in touch with the West Routt Fire station if you’re interested.


The Routt County Fair Board has an at-large vacancy open. It’s for anyone who lives anywhere in Routt County. It’s a 3-year term starting in January. Apply through the website.


 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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