COVID-19

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All Garfield County Libraries are closed through April 8th. All library book drops are also closed, and there will be no overdue fines during this time. Librarians are asking the public to hold on to your library materials.

 

Mutual Aid in the Time of Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020
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A new local Facebook group set up over the weekend to help during social distancing due to COVID-19 already has over 300 members. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with organizer Dave Reed to get the details.

Speaking in an eerily quiet state Capitol building that had closed to the public for a deep clean, Gov. Jared Polis ordered Monday that all bars and restaurants in the state close their dining areas for at least 30 days to help curb the spread of coronavirus. 

He also ordered the closure of large gathering places, such as casinos, theaters and gyms. Take-out and delivery service can continue.

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Local public health officials say the response to COVID-19 is now shifting gears. One of the key strategies is called social distancing. KDNK’s Lucas Turner explains why this strategy is important to understand, and how it reduces the spread of the virus.

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Acá les compartimos información en español actualizada sobre COVID-19 y las medidas proactivas tomadas localmente para frenar la propagación potencial, los impactos, y el daño del virus en el valle Roaring Fork...

Ski Season Ends Early in Roaring Fork Valley

Mar 15, 2020

Sunlight Mountain Resort and  Aspen Skiing Company have shut down operations. On Sunday, both businesses said this was due to Governor Jared Polis' recent order that ski areas cease operations for one week. Sunlight chose to close for the season but Aspen SkiCo hopes for a late season reopening. 

Second Presumptive Positive COVID-19 in Garco

Mar 15, 2020

Garfield County Public Health confirmed a second presumptive positive case of COVID-19. According to a press release issued Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2020, the individual is a woman in her 40s. The County is working on determining who may have had close contact with her.  More information will be posted to the KDNK website as it becomes available.

The state legislature will adjourn for at least two weeks starting Saturday to help protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.

With its big political debates and historic treasures, the state Capitol building often sees thousands of visitors each day.

That has lawmakers worried about the potential for the virus to spread in the busy building.

The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Garfield County was confirmed today at 4:41 pm MST. This individual is a Garfield County woman in her 30’s who had contact with the travelers that tested positive for COVID-19 in Pitkin County. She has not been hospitalized and is recovering in self-quarantine. Garfield County Public Health will be contacting those who may have had potential exposure.

Gov. Jared Polis is urging the cancellation of large public gatherings as several more COVID-19 cases are reported around the state.

Polis says gatherings of more than 250 people should be cancelled unless organizers can prove attendees will be at least 6 feet away from each other.

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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has advised the Pitkin County Public Health Department that one test for COVID-19 is presumptively positive for the virus. Pitkin County now has 11 presumptive positive cases with results from 23 tests still pending. Officials say a contact tracing investigation is underway to determine whether community transmission is taking place in Pitkin County.

 

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Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County issued a public health order Thursday to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19 in the region. The order is effective immediately and will be revisited on April 8th, 2020.

News Brief: How Colorado is Responding to COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020
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  Governor Jared Polis is ramping up the state’s response to the coronavirus as the number of cases continues to grow, especially in mountain communities. Officials have now reported over 40 cases of COVID-19 in Colorado after testing more than 300 people. Our state Capitol Reporter Scott Franz has been following the developments, and he joined us from Denver to provide the latest information.

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  Eagle County Commissioners voted to extend the local disaster emergency declaration Tuesday in response to COVID-19. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on what the declaration means.

Updated 3/10/2020 at 10:52 a.m.

During a press conference at the governor's office Tuesday morning, Gov. Polis announced three more cases of COVID-19 in Arapahoe, Eagle and Gunnison counties and declared a state of emergency for Colorado.

A woman in Pitkin County tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend but not until she returned home to Australia. Pitkin County officials held a press call Monday to talk about precautions. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. Click on the headline to find numbers and links for Coronavirus and COVID-19 information and local updates.

City of Glenwood Springs

The City of Glenwood Springs hosts its first virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday March 10th at 6pm. The meeting will feature information about upcoming infrastructure projects, and updates about the COVID 19 virus. Glenwood’s public information officer Sarah Derrigan says there are multiple ways to attend the meeting. Click the headline for instructions on how to participate.

Colorado has its first two "presumptive positive" cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the latest coronavirus. State health officials on Thursday confirmed an out-of-state visitor to Summit County has tested positive.

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As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, Governor Jared Polis says Colorado will be prepared for it if it gets here. KDNK's Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz has more.

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