Below, you’ll find posts regarding COVID-19. In an effort to make pertinent information easier to locate, we have created two “child” pages. Local COVID-19 data can be found here. A list of local COVID-19 resources is here.

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  • Coronavirus Claims a Third Victim in Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS—(AP) – Health officials in Colorado say a man in his 60s has died of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman for El Paso County Public Health said today the man had been in contact with a woman in her 80s who was the first person in the state to die of the virus. The woman ...
  • Third Case of Coronavirus in Garfield County
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s third positive case of COVID-19 has been reported. According to the county health department, the patient is a man in his 20’s. Health officials say he is recovering at home in isolation while information is gathered to identify anyone who may have had contact with him. The health department says this is ...
  • COVID-19 Tech Tips
    Tips that will help people avoid scams, malware, & computer viruses that have exploded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a unique interview as it was conducted in a “virtual meeting” through the internet. http://www.kmtsaudio.com/audio/Connections/03-18-2020%20Kelly%20Thompson%20-%20COVID-19%20Tech%20Tips.mp3
  • Aspen to Parachute Schools Closed Through April 17
    Following the guidelines laid out by Governor Polis on Monday, public schools from Aspen to Parachute will be closed through April 17. In a joint press release from the Aspen, Roaring Fork, RE-1 and District 16 School Districts, Kelsey Bean says standardized Colorado Department of Education assessments will also be suspended for the remainder of ...
  • Citizens Will be able to Attend Rifle City Council Meeting Remotely
    Citizens Will be able to Attend Rifle City Council Meeting Remotely With most if not all government buildings closed to the public as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19, many government agencies are looking to the internet for a solution to honor public health guidelines while still doing business and allowing community input. One ...
  • Holy Cross Energy is Helping COVID-19 Victims
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Holy Cross Energy is stepping up for anyone in the valley impacted by Coronavirus.  Holy Cross President and CEO Bryan Hannegan says no one will be disconnected for non-payment. As the virus continues to spread, more people will be forced to isolate in their homes and consequently miss work and a paycheck or two. ...
  • RFTA Routes Changed During Outbreak
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Public transportation is being cut back in some areas of the valley in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority says all service to Buttermilk has ended. The Snowmass Village, Roaring Fork local and Hogback bus routes will continue to operate seven days a week but with a few service reductions ...
  • TRI-County Area Changing Testing Procedures
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Pitkin and Eagle County health officials were overrun with people wanting to get tested for Coronavirus at community testing sites last week.  That approach was scrapped after two days. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says local hospitals in each county recommended moving beyond the broad-based approach to testing for the virus.  She ...
  • Garfield County Launches Coronavirus Hotline
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County has established a hotline for anyone with questions or concerns about Coronavirus.  Carrie Godes with Garfield County Public Health says there are a few numbers that people may want to put on speed dial in their phones as the virus continues to spread.  The Aspen to Parachute number for folks that may ...
  • Hospitals Suspend Programs Due to COVID-19
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s two hospitals are making changes to daily operations because of Coronavirus.  Both Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Grand River Health in Rifle have suspended elective procedures and patient care to protect hospital resources which are being stretched to the limit.  The suspension also includes non-essential patient care like well and ...

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