Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens
Kids will be home from school through April 17. Governor Jared Polis has signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state of Colorado from March 23, to now April 17. Also, no gatherings are allowed of ten people or more including community, civic, public, religious, sporting events, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, fairs, and any other type of public event.
A mobile Test Collection Site will be set up on Saturday in the Meadows parking lot in Steamboat. It’s to test for COVID-19 and the Coronavirus. The testing time will tentatively by noon to 5 p.m. To come to the local testing site, you must bring an order from your health care provider that you meet the criteria and need to be test. And you need a photo I.D. that matches the name on the order. Those who are undocumented can use any photo I.D. It doesn’t have to be government issued. Testing is free. You do NOT need proof of insurance. Wait times are expected to be long. You will remain in your vehicle during the entire testing process.
Shelves at local stores have been empty of many things that are needed. Jessica Trowbridge is with the Denver corporate office of City Market. She was asked specifically about the City Market in Steamboat Springs.
Trowbridge says the trucks are heading up to Northwest Colorado with supplies and food. She says the issue isn’t access to the product, it’s the panic buying and stocking up by customers. Last night at City Market, there were no canned or frozen vegetables, no frozen fruit, no pasta, limited fresh produce, very few cleaning supplies or bleach and no toilet paper. Customers are being limited to one package of toilet paper.
Safeway stores in Colorado are now setting a time aside for at-risk shoppers. That would include the elderly. They can shop from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Restaurants and bars in Steamboat and across Colorado are closed for dining, but open for takeout. Heather Savalox is the Senior Environmental Health Specialist with Routt County.
Savalox says that five people are allowed to be in a dining room at a restaurant at a time, picking up their order, and they have to be six feet apart. A list of restaurants and their hours is on the Steamboat Radio website.
Heather Savalox is the Sr. Environmental Health Specialist with Routt County
Heather Savalox is the Sr. Environmental Health Specialist with Routt County. She focuses on consumer protection, and she has more on the closures of the bars and restaurants in Steamboat Springs and across the State of Colorado. w/Routt County Office of Emergency ManagementPosted by Steamboat Radio on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
There is a Steamboat Community Blood Drive this afternoon. However, it isn’t at the hospital. It’s been moved to Anchor Way Church in Steamboat II. The blood drive is from 12:30-6 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted. For questions, call 877-258-4825.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking everyone in the state to avoid visiting their offices, when possible. They have closed their Glenwood Springs office until further notice. State parks are staying open. They’d like to encourage everyone to get outside, exercise individually, get some fresh air and stay healthy.
The Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall in Dinosaur have closed indefinitely. The outdoor areas of the monument are still open for hiking and other recreation. But no groups of ten people or more are allowed in the monument.