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Park County unveiled a support hotline that is now available for families and individuals 24/7. This is in response to the coronavirus impact and to help residents find resources they may need, ranging from food, utility, gas, prescription delivery assistance, and much more.

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The list of local governmental entities across Colorado that have officially declared states of emergency continues to expand as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

As of March 19, Park County announced that it, too, was officially declaring a state of emergency because “the costs of responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 virus will likely be greater than the county’s available resources.”

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a guide for small business owners, independent contractors and freelancers to help them file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Our area food pantries and outreach organizations are in need of monetary donations to help provide those in need with food boxes. With the increase in unemployment in our area due to temporary business closures and changes to business practices the need for food has increased. Please contri…

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Colorado Department of Transportation suspended Bustang and Outrider bus service between cities throughout the state Sunday.

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The majority of Coloradans are “very concerned” about COVID-19 in Colorado, according to results of a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment survey asking residents about their perceptions and attitudes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Testing for COVID-19 continues to be a top priority for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Colorado Unified Coordination Group  is currently supporting strategic, targeted community testing for health care workers and first responders, and are working to increase t…

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Sunday President Trump and the federal government declared a major disaster for the state of Colorado in response to an urgent request Polis submitted Wednesday to help Colorado deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Colorado Division of Insurance is taking action to protect insurance consumers and reduce insurance delays for restaurants and workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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The first positive case of COVID-19 was reported in Lake County this morning. The patient is a 50 year old female from Lake County and was likely exposed through community transmission, Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) said. The agency is in the process of investigating the case further.

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Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agents are investigating reports of a man stopping drivers and asking for documentation about their authority to drive to their place of employment and asking why they are violating the statewide stay-at-home order.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released results from a survey asking Coloradans about their perceptions and attitudes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 45,000 Coloradans completed the survey between March 22-24.

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Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 Friday and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order, according to …

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently created a series of “myth busters” or facts about some claims and questions about COVID-19 that have been making the rounds.

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With so many closures and cancellations now, parents are juggling extra variables to keep the kids happy and healthy. For some it may be a rare occasion where everyone stays at home. If you are scratching your head, here is a helpful list of activities to help make the best use of your time.…

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Even in serene mountain communities, the unpredictable nature of a viral pandemic are more than enough to prompt increased levels of anxiety. And for local business owners, especially those in the restaurant industry, the added stress of economic hardship over an extended period of time does…

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DENVER - As the State of Colorado continues taking measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas …

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Friday, March 20, Park County government sent out a press release detailing the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

COVID-19 is the name of the symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus, which is moving through some of the population in the United States and the world, and according to worldofmeters.info, “The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 188 countries and territories around the world … ”

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Gov. Jared Polis sent a letter Tuesday to presidents of Albertsons Companies, which owns Safeway, and The Kroger Co., which owns King Soopers and City Market, encouraging new safety protocols for customers and employees.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center CEO Bob Morasko praised the hospital’s staff and administration during recent preparations for COVID-19 at the Salida Hospital District board’s virtual meeting Tuesday.

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Bobby Woelz, director of the Saguache County Office of Emergency Management, said his department is following orders issued by the state of Colorado and increasing its COVID-19 orders.

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Governor orders Coloradans to stay at home due to the presence of COVID-19 in the state effective March 26th at 06:00am.  Due to this order Park County Offices will be closed to the public.  We encourage citizens to continue to utilize services offered on-line.  Park County staff continues t…

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Unemployment Insurance system has been overwhelmed the last week due to an unprecedented increase in benefit demand as a result of COVID-19. CDLE is adding call center staff, implementing a new last name online filing system and revising web …

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Three keys that can help during the difficult challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic are to maintain your routine, to find time daily to do something you enjoy and to find ways to connect with others while maintaining social distancing, said Mandy Kaisner, chief operations officer for Solvista H…

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser issued a statement Sunday calling for a statewide pause on eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Park County Public Health reported its first positive test for COVID-19 in man in his 20s, it announced in a press release Friday.

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Those who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns can breathe a little easier.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported its first positive cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the county Friday morning. They are two adults and are under investigation. The patient is working with public health officials in the ongoing investigation to identify people that may have had clo…

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced a number of state actions to address the impact of COVID-19 Thursday. Actions include a special enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans, executive orders temporarily suspending elective surgeries and reducing in-person contact related to election requir…

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Health officials have issued stern warnings with regards to the coronavirus and considering the torrent stream of recent closures and cancellations involving public gatherings of virtually any kind, those warnings have apparently been heard, and heeded.

With social isolation trending sharply up as the first line of defense against the pandemic, a continual stream of cancellations and closures were announced throughout the latter part of the week at national, state and local levels (see article, this issue).

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Safeway is asking customers to reserve 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays as times for those considered to be in a high-risk category of COVID-19 infection to shop.

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Getting a bit of cabin fever? Many of our local establishments are offering curbside and takeout menus for the next 3-4 weeks. Others, unfortunately, will be shutting their doors for the time. We would like to keep you as informed as we can and support our local businesses. Armed with this i…

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Families who need help during the current COVID-19 situation have options.

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Facilities in the Colorado Department of Corrections system, including the Buena Vista Correctional Complex, are modifying their operations – especially related to outside visitation of inmates – as a precaution against the spread of COVID19.

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Health officials have issued stern warnings with regards to the coronavirus and considering the torrent stream of recent closures and cancellations involving public gatherings of virtually any kind, those warnings have apparently been heard, and headed.

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Just hours before they were supposed to board the bus for their season opening game against Salida, members of the Platte Canyon High School baseball team received news that the season had been suspended indefinitely by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

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Social distancing is a measure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health entities have been advising to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that beginning today all restaurants and bars in Colorado will be closed to dine-in service and limited to only takeout and delivery service for at least the next 30 days in an effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Colorado state health officials announced Monday they are increasing support and testing capabilities in mountain communities and other communities statewide, including the addition of 50 nurses to help with the state’s COVID-19 response.

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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. No COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Lake County as of March 16. Following is the latest:

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Governor Jared Polis executed an executive order which directed that all downhill ski resorts in the state of Colorado suspend their operations from March 15- 22, 2020. The order is to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in mountain communities with limited care capacity.

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The town of Buena Vista is encouraging citizens with town business to use digital or telephone communication to access town services rather than coming into town hall in person as a precaution against the potential spread of COVID-19, town administrator Phillip Puckett said late Friday afternoon.

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The town of Buena Vista is preparing to close its administrative offices, including Town Hall, to the public beginning Monday and extending through March 30, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, town administrator Phillip Puckett said.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center announced this afternoon that it has received verbal confirmation from Chaffee County Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that COVID-19 tests run earlier this week have returned negative.

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Buena Vista school district has made the difficult decision to cancel all school- and district-sponsored out-of-state travel for students due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This includes all international and domestic trips, district superintendent Lisa Yates said in a lett…

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The unidentified individual tested by Heart of the Rockies Regional Health Center for COVID-19 Wednesday is a hospital staff member, HRRMC marketing and public relations manager Allison Gergley confirmed Thursday.

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9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has postponed the spring 9Health Fairs as a proactive measure to its ongoing commitment to keep Colorado healthy amid the growing public interest in COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronav…

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Safeway is asking customers to reserve 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays as times for those considered to be in a high-risk category of COVID-19 infection to shop.

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Getting a bit of cabin fever? Many of our local establishments are offering curbside and takeout menus for the next 3-4 weeks. Others, unfortunately, will be shutting their doors for the time. We would like to keep you as informed as we can and support our local businesses. Armed with this i…

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Families who need help during the current COVID-19 situation have options.

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Facilities in the Colorado Department of Corrections system, including the Buena Vista Correctional Complex, are modifying their operations – especially related to outside visitation of inmates – as a precaution against the spread of COVID19.

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Health officials have issued stern warnings with regards to the coronavirus and considering the torrent stream of recent closures and cancellations involving public gatherings of virtually any kind, those warnings have apparently been heard, and headed.

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Just hours before they were supposed to board the bus for their season opening game against Salida, members of the Platte Canyon High School baseball team received news that the season had been suspended indefinitely by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

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Social distancing is a measure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health entities have been advising to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that beginning today all restaurants and bars in Colorado will be closed to dine-in service and limited to only takeout and delivery service for at least the next 30 days in an effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Colorado state health officials announced Monday they are increasing support and testing capabilities in mountain communities and other communities statewide, including the addition of 50 nurses to help with the state’s COVID-19 response.

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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. No COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Lake County as of March 16. Following is the latest:

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Governor Jared Polis executed an executive order which directed that all downhill ski resorts in the state of Colorado suspend their operations from March 15- 22, 2020. The order is to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in mountain communities with limited care capacity.

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The town of Buena Vista is encouraging citizens with town business to use digital or telephone communication to access town services rather than coming into town hall in person as a precaution against the potential spread of COVID-19, town administrator Phillip Puckett said late Friday afternoon.

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The town of Buena Vista is preparing to close its administrative offices, including Town Hall, to the public beginning Monday and extending through March 30, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, town administrator Phillip Puckett said.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center announced this afternoon that it has received verbal confirmation from Chaffee County Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that COVID-19 tests run earlier this week have returned negative.

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Buena Vista school district has made the difficult decision to cancel all school- and district-sponsored out-of-state travel for students due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This includes all international and domestic trips, district superintendent Lisa Yates said in a lett…

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The unidentified individual tested by Heart of the Rockies Regional Health Center for COVID-19 Wednesday is a hospital staff member, HRRMC marketing and public relations manager Allison Gergley confirmed Thursday.

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9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has postponed the spring 9Health Fairs as a proactive measure to its ongoing commitment to keep Colorado healthy amid the growing public interest in COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronav…