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  • News for Friday, March 27, 2020

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020 12:00am

    By Shannon Lukens  @ShannonLukens

     

    Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens

    There are four new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Routt County today. One male is in his 20s, and two females are in their 20s. All three are from Routt County. A fourth person has tested positive. She's a female in her 60s who does not call Routt County her primary residence. They are in isolation via an order through Public Health, and their households are in quarantine. Other close contacts have been advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Routt County officials say they cannot tell a person not to come to their second home here, but they are strongly discouraging people from coming here from outside of Routt County because of the efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

    A person in Moffat County has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Coronavirus. The Department of Public Health says the man in his 30s lives in Moffat County, and has been ordered to go into isolation. Members of his household have been ordered to self-quarantine as well. The man was not hospitalized and is working with public health officials. His name is not being released.

    Routt County has asked for donations of personal protective equipment. It’s needed for those who work in the health care industry, first responders, law enforcement, and volunteers. Those items needed are N95 masks, procedure masks, eye protection, gowns and gloves. They have to be new, and they can’t be homemade. Arrange dropoff with Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation by calling 970-871-2522.

     

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