Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens
Four new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported in Routt County on Friday. The latest were two female teenagers, and two more women, one in her 20s and one in her 50s. That’s 72 positive cases with nine in the last week, and ten cases for the month of June. Results weren’t released this weekend.
There is concern with the new surge in positive cases. Mo Demorat is the Director of the Routt County Office of Emergency Management. He says they’ll discuss today the possibility of re-opening the Emergency Operation Center.
Because of the new cases, Routt County Commissioners discussed hiring workers to help with testing and with contact tracing. Right now, there are 14 contact tracers and they are volunteers. Commissioners agreed Friday that the county should proceed with hiring new workers for temporary jobs on an hourly basis. Here’s Commissioner Doug Monger.
Routt County Commissioner Beth Melton says identifying possible cases through contact tracing is a positive for the community.
Routt County Commissioner meetings are now going to be held a little bit earlier each day, at 9:30 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday. That’s starting today. Routt County Board of Health meetings are at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.
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Steamboat Springs School Board is holding a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. tonight. The plan is to adopt the budget, consider revisions to the upcoming school year calendar, and hear a COVID-19 update. The meeting will be held via Zoom and livestreamed on the district website.
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Steamboat Springs City Council meets Tuesday evening. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. The agenda is at SteamboatSprings.net. You can join via zoom.
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The Town of Hayden has planned to do aerial spraying for mosquitos tonight. Spraying will start at 7 p.m. and it is dependent upon the weather.
The Residence Inn by Marriott in Steamboat Springs is set to open in the fall. There will be 110 suites. The executive team will be hired soon, and there will be about 40 full-time jobs at the new hotel, which is along Pine Grove Road.