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A 92-year-old resident of Chaffee County has died from COVID-19 and Chaffee County reported 1,031 cases of the virus as of Monday.

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There have been 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County in the last week, and 74 in the last 14 days.

One new case was reported among the community and one was reported among staff at the department of corrections Thursday.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Chaffee County Department of Human Services announce an individual assistance program aimed at filling existing gaps in both eligibility and funding for Chaffee County residents.

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Chaffee County Public Health, the town of Buena Vista and Sangre de Cristo Electric Association combined resources to schedule Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination clinic Feb. 16.

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Two by two, vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association at the north end of town for Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination event. Chaffee County Public Health distributed 115 of the first round of shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue for phases 1A through 1B.2, new cases of the virus continue to be reported.

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Last Saturday morning Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment moved Chaffee County from Orange to Yellow on the statewide COVID-19 Dial. This was not due to a fundamental improvement in our public health metrics but rather was reflective of the agency “changing the markers on the field.”

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Buena Vista school district staff will begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, superintendent Lisa Yates told the district board of directors Monday, with the goal that the staff will go into spring break fully vaccinated.

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COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County surpassed 900 with the addition of 5 new cases reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

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In response to Gov. Jared Polis’s announcement today revealing COVID-19 Dial 2.0, Chaffee County will be moving to the Yellow Level effective at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, according to a press release issued Friday afternoon by Chaffee County Public Health.

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that effective Feb. 8, counties will have the opportunity to decide to add those who are 65-69 in age and school staff to their vaccination distribution plans if they are ready to do so.

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Chaffee County saw 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 7 days with a high of 16 cases reported Wednesday.

The county has had 105 cases in the last 14 days and currently has a 14-day positivity rate of 5.23 percent.

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Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 28 and extending through Monday, Feb. 1, Buena Vista middle and high schools will shift to remote learning school-wide due to the percentage of students that have been identified as having close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases.

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Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates said Monday in her weekly update that the district had four confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center announced it will host a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic Friday, Jan. 29. The clinic will take place from 9-11 a.m., on the hospital campus, at 1000 Rush Drive in Salida.

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After a month of offering vaccinations to healthcare workers, first responders and our 70-plus population, Chaffee County Public Health announced in a press release Tuesday it will be streamlining its distribution processes so that only allowed groups get the vaccine. 

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center reported two current hospitalizations due to COVID-19 Thursday.

One of those is an 35-year-old man from the south end of the county. There is no public information available on the other reported case.

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Chaffee County Community Foundation announced the opening of applications for nonprofit organizations seeking grant assistance from Buena Vista, Salida or both.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 18.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at their main campus, 1000 Rush Drive.

The clinic is for anyone who falls into Phase 1A and 1B categories.

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Coletrain Music Academy will ring in 2021 with a raft of big changes to its music education services, including a new series of virtual lessons and two new full-time teachers at the school in Buena Vista’s South Main.

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The Buena Vista school district reported eight confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in its schools Monday morning.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Wednesday in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, another vaccination event has been added in the county from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 23.

These slots are available by appointment only and are only for healthcare workers, responders, and those who are 70 and older.

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The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break last week and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” said superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

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Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will remain closed until at least Friday, pending contact tracing results after the discovery of a positive case of COVID-19 connected with the facility over the weekend.

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During winter break, the Buena Vista school district reported three known confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 connected with the schools.

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Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director is vaccinated as CCPH held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic Dec. 28 at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. It included Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services.

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Colorado’s first case of COVID-19, variant B.1.1.7 has been confirmed in a man who is currently in isolation in Elbert County.

Though the variant was first identified in the United Kingdom, the man in his 20s has no travel history.

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To help Coloradans transition safely into the new year, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will join forces once again to complete The Heat Is On New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement Dec. 29-Jan. 2.

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The Colorado Spirit Program provides free COVID-19 counseling and support made possible through FEMA grant funding administered through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

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 The passage of the bipartisan SB20B-001 allocated $35.15M to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for grants to certain small businesses across Colorado, struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. SB20B-001 was sponsored by Sens. Faith Winter and Kevin Priola, and Reps. Leslie Herod and Shane Sandridge.

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The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines continues in Colorado this week.

As of Monday 33,934 vaccine doses had been administered across the state.

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Chaffee County Public Health along with several community stakeholders and subject matter experts are hosting a virtual town hall to provide updates and address concerns about current trends of COVID-19 at noon Friday, Dec. 18, on Facebook Live and Zoom. 

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As Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Chaffee County Public Health prepare to receive the first batches of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the case count in Chaffee County shows no sign of slowing with 27 cases reported from Saturday through Monday and 72 in the last week.

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Chaffee County Public Health will receive 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as early as mid-December, a press release stated.

The federal government determined the vaccine allocation amount by the size of every state’s total population and the quantity of ready-to-ship doses from the manufacturers.

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The state of Colorado surpassed 3,000 deaths, since data collection began in March, directly attributable to COVID-19 with a total of 3,005 as of Thursday.

The state reported a pandemic total of 276,995 cases as of Thursday with a seven-day moving average of 4,019 cases daily and a seven-day positivity rate of 11.23 percent.

In Chaffee County the pandemic total of positive cases rose to 750 Thursday with the addition of six cases on Thursday and seven cases from previous days.

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In response to the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado’s mask mandate for another 30 days Wednesday as a strategy to help quell the spread of the virus.

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The town of Buena Vista Parks and Recreation Department released new guidelines Thursday, canceling all ongoing indoor sports programming scheduled through December, following Colorado Public Health’s decision to move the county to orange on the COVID-19 severity dial.

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Chaffee County’s two-week positivity rate rose to 5.26 percent Monday with the addition of 22 newly identified cases of COVID-19 reported from Saturday to Monday.

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The Buena Vista school district reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 within the district Monday, however, none of these cases resulted in school-related close contacts, superintendent Lisa Yates said.

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PLEASE NOTE: CDPHE decided that Chaffee County will be moving from the Yellow Level to the more restrictive level of orange this Friday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

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Due to the continued rising incidence of COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in a press release it is requiring that Chaffee County move into the orange level, the next restrictive level, at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.

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Chaffee County is poised to move to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday Chaffee County will be moving from level yellow – concern to level orange – high risk, starting at 5 p.m., Friday.

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The entire student body at Buena Vista High School will shift to remote learning through Friday, Dec. 4 following a report  over the weekend of a household with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order that will allow Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to “order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients to respond to the current COVID-19 disaster emergency in Colorado.”

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Chaffee County Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Chaffee County.

Added to previously reported cases that makes 45 cases reported in the last seven days and 79 reported in the past 14 days.

Chaffee county’s total case count for the pandemic is now 540.

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The COVID-19 team at Chaffee County Public Health recently changed its process of exposure notification for COVID-19 test results.

The change is due to the increase in demand for services related to COVID-19 and the realization that there is currently not enough capacity to address the increased need.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday a 51-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19, to which he was probably exposed during out-of-town activities. He is the 15th victim to die in Chaffee County.

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Starting today, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will implement several changes to the type of COVID-19 tests offered at its facilities.

All routine outpatient COVID-19 tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic for results.

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COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County since the beginning of the pandemic has passed the 500 mark. Thursday’s 8 reported cases put the county’s total count at 502. In the last seven days 41 cases were reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

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Chaffee County Public Health is launching Chaffee’s Got HEART. This is a new campaign that serves as a unifying message that the strategies to mitigate COVID-19 are still necessary, especially for keeping schools open to in-person learning and businesses operating at the safest capacity possible.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and 34 cases reported in the last seven days.

Monday 3,301 new cases were reported statewide, bringing Colorado’s pandemic total to 135,537.

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Applications are open on a first-come, first-served basis for small business grants for local food service industry and small businesses who have experienced losses or expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We would like to acknowledge the students of Avery-Parsons Elementary School as they took part in the traditional Halloween parade down East Main Street last Friday.

You impressed us, students, by wearing masks as you marched up and down the street showing off your costumes.

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Chaffee County Public Health is working with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the county mitigation plan in light of an increased case count in the county.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Chaffee County Public Health from Saturday to Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 449 cases for the county.

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Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday morning that Homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.

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Two main takeaways from the COVID-19 town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health Friday were the current trend of a rising number of cases across the state and recently in Chaffee County and the “pandemic fatigue” being felt by many as the state moves into the eighth month of COVID-19 precautions.

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Chaffee County Public Health recorded 18 positive diagnoses of COVID-19 since last Wednesday.

Andrea Carlstrom, public health director said Monday, “The numbers are certainly concerning.”

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center stopped allowing visitors at the hospital and the emergency department Oct. 9.

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Chaffee County Public Heath reported an additional seven cases of COVID-19 above the two initially reported Tuesday, bringing the total to nine cases reported this week.

Tuesday’s total was six cases, Wednesday had three cases reported and as of 4 p.m. Thursday one more case had been added to the total.

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Two members of Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a press release Saturday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

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Chaffee County Community Foundation’s new $200,000 Coronavirus Relief Fund comes with some unique features that will benefit the community. The $52,500 youth portion of the fund can go to support activities by almost any type of organization—not just 501c3 nonprofits.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, together with the city of Salida, Board of Chaffee County commissioners and the town of Buena Vista, is announcing a new funding program for Chaffee nonprofits and community designed to provide financial relief to organizations and address youth progr…

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with 8 of those cases being reported since Sunday.

That includes the elementary school-age case at Avery Parsons Elementary School in Buena Vista, reported Monday.

All of the other reported cases were in the north end of the county and all cases were resting at home.

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Chaffee County Public Health is calling for support for isolation and quarantine for those who are ill.

CCPH said in a press release they are two of the basic tenets of controlling disease transmission.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movements of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) are launching a new system that will provide guidance for communities as they open or close schools, bars and businesses.

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In an effort to reinforce the requirement that local businesses adhere to the statewide mask mandate and public health orders, Chaffee County Public Health has established a clear protocol to establish expectations when the mandate is not followed.

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Three weeks into the fall semester at the Buena Vista school district, Avery-Parsons Elementary School put the district’s COVID-19 protocols into action following the confirmation of a positive case of the illness at the elementary school Monday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported four newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday on the county’s new data dashboard.

Three of the cases were listed among inmates at Buena Vista Correctional Complex and one was in the general community.

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Buena Vista Correctional Facility has 131 reported positive cases of COVID-19, including 128 inmates and 3 staff members thus far in their recent outbreak of the virus.

That increase drove Chaffee County’s total number of positive cases up to 219 as of Monday.

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Coloradans older than 10 years old must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or moving within any public indoor space. A public indoor space is defined as any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed or operated to which individuals have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, and that is accessible to the public, serves as a place of employment, or is an entity providing services. Public Indoor Space does not mean a person’s residence, including a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility.

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Governor Jared Polis extended the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Executive Order Tuesday and provided an update on Colorado’s next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing more details on the Protect Our Neighbors framework.

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People are encouraged to book tours at BuenaVistaMuseums.org as only 10 people are allowed at a time. Walk-ins permitted subject to availability and between tours.

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Gov. Jared Polis today announced Protect Our Neighbors, a framework that will empower local governments that can demonstrate strong public health and health care systems, paired with low virus levels, to make decisions about how they should reopen.

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Chaffee County Public Health and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will host a free COVID-19 testing clinic every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, by appointment only.

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In the last week, daily death rates in Colorado among those diagnosed with COVID-19 have lowered to between one and five deaths per day.

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The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will not hold Gold Rush Days this August, postponing the event until 2021 due to COVID-19.

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Chaffee County Public Health and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center reported an additional case of COVID-19 was discovered following Tuesday’s free community testing.

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An employee of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip outside of the county, a press release from HRRMC stated Friday.

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Chaffee County Fairgrounds will reopen its riding arenas to the public beginning today, with hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has adopted the Fifth Amended Public Health Order Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, which lasts through June 30.

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The Mountain Mania Car Show will not be held this Fourth of July weekend, Buena Vista Optimist Club event director Gary Roberts said Monday.

"The Buena Vista Optimist Club board of directors met yesterday and looked at the car show from every aspect. We weighed the pros and cons of holding the car show this year, but our first concern has to be for the health and wellbeing of our town and surrounding community," Roberts wrote in an email to other Optimists. "While we felt confident we had a plan to put more distance between each car in the show and requiring all participants and attendees to wear a mask, we realized there are always those folks that would not comply."

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Buena Vista's Fourth of July parade will not take place this year as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, the BV Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning.

Art in the Park, the arts and crafts show in McPhelemy Park on the same weekend, has also been canceled for 2020, a news release from the chamber said.

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Gov. Polis today discussed the new state guidelines around in-person dining at restaurants, day camps and private campgrounds, as well as the decision-making process around implementing or loosening restrictions.

Beginning May 27, 2020, restaurants are allowed to re-open for in-person dining at 50% capacity. The restaurant industry has a significant impact on Colorado’s economy, employing almost 300,000 Coloradans, or 10% of the state workforce.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Tuesday two positive cases of COVID-19 were discovered during the weekend, bringing the total number of cases in Chaffee County to 70.

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Five Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services employees who were exposed to COVID-19 and considered high risk have tested negative twice.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in the county Saturday, bringing the county’s total cases to 69.

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The Buena Vista Recreation Department is opening back up, although its programming, rentals and events are postponed until “at least June 1.”

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The Seven Peaks Festival will not be returning to the Meadows this Labor Day Weekend.

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After assessing the stable COVID-19 landscape in Chaffee County over the past several weeks, Chaffee County Public Health has decided to gradually reopen the short-term lodging industry (hotels and motels) and thus will be amending its Public Health Order 2020-05 to reflect the lifted restrictions, it announced in a press release Tuesday.

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Salida Community Center Director Elaine Allemang recently announced statistics showing the number of people served in the center’s food distribution events has nearly tripled over the last two months.

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As Chaffee County residents head outside to enjoy warmer weather, Chaffee County Public Health Director Andrea Carlstrom reminds everyone that safer-at-home orders are still in effect, both locally and at the state level. 

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is offering up to two annual scholarships of $2,500 each for college students planning to pursue a career in health care.

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Never has it been more important for smokers to quit and for individuals to avoid damaging their lungs by vaping.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

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Chaffee County Community Foundation’s new $200,000 Coronavirus Relief Fund comes with some unique features that will benefit the community. The $52,500 youth portion of the fund can go to support activities by almost any type of organization—not just 501c3 nonprofits.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, together with the city of Salida, Board of Chaffee County commissioners and the town of Buena Vista, is announcing a new funding program for Chaffee nonprofits and community designed to provide financial relief to organizations and address youth progr…

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with 8 of those cases being reported since Sunday.

That includes the elementary school-age case at Avery Parsons Elementary School in Buena Vista, reported Monday.

All of the other reported cases were in the north end of the county and all cases were resting at home.

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Chaffee County Public Health is calling for support for isolation and quarantine for those who are ill.

CCPH said in a press release they are two of the basic tenets of controlling disease transmission.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movements of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) are launching a new system that will provide guidance for communities as they open or close schools, bars and businesses.

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In an effort to reinforce the requirement that local businesses adhere to the statewide mask mandate and public health orders, Chaffee County Public Health has established a clear protocol to establish expectations when the mandate is not followed.

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Three weeks into the fall semester at the Buena Vista school district, Avery-Parsons Elementary School put the district’s COVID-19 protocols into action following the confirmation of a positive case of the illness at the elementary school Monday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported four newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday on the county’s new data dashboard.

Three of the cases were listed among inmates at Buena Vista Correctional Complex and one was in the general community.

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Buena Vista Correctional Facility has 131 reported positive cases of COVID-19, including 128 inmates and 3 staff members thus far in their recent outbreak of the virus.

That increase drove Chaffee County’s total number of positive cases up to 219 as of Monday.

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Coloradans older than 10 years old must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or moving within any public indoor space. A public indoor space is defined as any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed or operated to which individuals have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, and that is accessible to the public, serves as a place of employment, or is an entity providing services. Public Indoor Space does not mean a person’s residence, including a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility.

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Governor Jared Polis extended the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Executive Order Tuesday and provided an update on Colorado’s next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing more details on the Protect Our Neighbors framework.

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People are encouraged to book tours at BuenaVistaMuseums.org as only 10 people are allowed at a time. Walk-ins permitted subject to availability and between tours.

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Gov. Jared Polis today announced Protect Our Neighbors, a framework that will empower local governments that can demonstrate strong public health and health care systems, paired with low virus levels, to make decisions about how they should reopen.

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Chaffee County Public Health and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will host a free COVID-19 testing clinic every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, by appointment only.

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In the last week, daily death rates in Colorado among those diagnosed with COVID-19 have lowered to between one and five deaths per day.

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The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will not hold Gold Rush Days this August, postponing the event until 2021 due to COVID-19.

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Chaffee County Public Health and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center reported an additional case of COVID-19 was discovered following Tuesday’s free community testing.

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An employee of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip outside of the county, a press release from HRRMC stated Friday.

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Chaffee County Fairgrounds will reopen its riding arenas to the public beginning today, with hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has adopted the Fifth Amended Public Health Order Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, which lasts through June 30.

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The Mountain Mania Car Show will not be held this Fourth of July weekend, Buena Vista Optimist Club event director Gary Roberts said Monday.

"The Buena Vista Optimist Club board of directors met yesterday and looked at the car show from every aspect. We weighed the pros and cons of holding the car show this year, but our first concern has to be for the health and wellbeing of our town and surrounding community," Roberts wrote in an email to other Optimists. "While we felt confident we had a plan to put more distance between each car in the show and requiring all participants and attendees to wear a mask, we realized there are always those folks that would not comply."

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Buena Vista's Fourth of July parade will not take place this year as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, the BV Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning.

Art in the Park, the arts and crafts show in McPhelemy Park on the same weekend, has also been canceled for 2020, a news release from the chamber said.

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Gov. Polis today discussed the new state guidelines around in-person dining at restaurants, day camps and private campgrounds, as well as the decision-making process around implementing or loosening restrictions.

Beginning May 27, 2020, restaurants are allowed to re-open for in-person dining at 50% capacity. The restaurant industry has a significant impact on Colorado’s economy, employing almost 300,000 Coloradans, or 10% of the state workforce.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Tuesday two positive cases of COVID-19 were discovered during the weekend, bringing the total number of cases in Chaffee County to 70.

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Five Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services employees who were exposed to COVID-19 and considered high risk have tested negative twice.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in the county Saturday, bringing the county’s total cases to 69.

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The Buena Vista Recreation Department is opening back up, although its programming, rentals and events are postponed until “at least June 1.”

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The Seven Peaks Festival will not be returning to the Meadows this Labor Day Weekend.

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After assessing the stable COVID-19 landscape in Chaffee County over the past several weeks, Chaffee County Public Health has decided to gradually reopen the short-term lodging industry (hotels and motels) and thus will be amending its Public Health Order 2020-05 to reflect the lifted restrictions, it announced in a press release Tuesday.

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Salida Community Center Director Elaine Allemang recently announced statistics showing the number of people served in the center’s food distribution events has nearly tripled over the last two months.

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As Chaffee County residents head outside to enjoy warmer weather, Chaffee County Public Health Director Andrea Carlstrom reminds everyone that safer-at-home orders are still in effect, both locally and at the state level. 

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is offering up to two annual scholarships of $2,500 each for college students planning to pursue a career in health care.

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Never has it been more important for smokers to quit and for individuals to avoid damaging their lungs by vaping.