Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens
Routt County’s positive case count of COVID-19 has now gone up to 298 positive cases. That’s according to the state’s calculation. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is also reporting a two-week total for Routt County to now be at 94, which puts the county above the Stay at Home Threshold.
At Steamboat Springs High School, there are now 14 positive cases among the students. Routt County Public Health Director Roberta Smith says two super spreader parties happened Halloween weekend.
Public Health Medical Officer Dr. Brian Harrington says kids are contracting the virus because of what they’re doing outside of the school. He says with the numbers going up so high and so fast, the state could issue Stay at Home orders to Routt County which could affect in-person learning at the schools.
School Board member Chresta Brinkman added that the schools in the district can’t stay open if teachers are home in quarantine.
Routt County Public Health has their weekly meeting today. It’s at 11:30 this morning since county offices are closed tomorrow for Veterans Day. You can attend via Zoom or watch on the Routt County Facebook page.
In Moffat County, a 70-year-old Moffat County woman has died from complications of COVID-19. This is the second COVID-related death in Moffat County. Last night, Moffat County reported 19 new positive cases since Thursday. 28 are active. The total number is 121.
The Donation Center and Thrift Store at LiftUp of Routt County is closed until at least Nov. 16. An employee in the thrift store has tested positive for COVID-19. The Food Banks will stay open. The Winter Coat Distribution will continue when LiftUp opens again.
A water main break last night left the neighborhoods of Steamboat II and Silver Spur without water all night. Heritage Park wasn’t affected.
The mascot of the new Sleeping Giant K-8 school being built in west Steamboat Springs will be the BEARS. School colors will be blue and green, to match the mountains and the sky.
Two Steamboat athletes are on their way to Norway for the first ever Women’s Nordic Combined World Cup. Tess Arnone and Alexa Brabec will be competing in Lillehammer with Steamboat’s Annika Malacinski. The two World Cup events are Dec. 4-5.
Four Steamboat skiers have been named to the U.S. Freestyle Moguls team. They are Landon Wendler, Avital Caroll, Kenzie Radway, Olivia Giaccio, and Jaelyn Kauf.
From Routt County Public Health… Numbers of COVID cases are still up. Be careful and stay safe. Help make COVID stop with you.