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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 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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As a part of Giving Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Salida announced in a press release that it will donate to local nonprofit organizations to support relief from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County public health director and COVID-19 incident commander, said the most recent positive case of COVID-19 was tested outside the county, and Public Health is trying to reach that person to start an investigation.

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To aid BV residents in figuring out which businesses are and aren’t open, Chandler Morehardt created a map compiling whatever announcements he can find into a map as part of a GIS class he is taking at Colorado Mountain College.

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Prior to this semester, I had always thought about trying online school for various classes. This would allow me to learn at my own pace and to not spend 8 hours of my day in a school building.

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Chaffee County held steady at 68 positive or probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths, Chaffee County Public Health reported Tuesday.

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Effective now, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will be gradually reintroducing in-person, elective services. Providers will split their time equally between face-to-face clinic visits and telehealth visits.

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A new positive or probable case of COVID-19 reported in Chaffee County is unrelated to Columbine Manor Care Center.

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Chaffee County Public Health and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will partner to offer free COVID-19 testing for Chaffee County residents from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at HRRMC, 1000 Rush Drive.

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“Safer at Home is not a return to normalcy, which means that Coloradans should continue to be responsible, stay at home when possible and wear masks when in public,” Gov. Jared Polis said today.

On March 20, Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order addressing this issue and is now extending and strengthening that order.

2-1-1, Colorado’s free information hotline, is a critical service for many Coloradans and during the COVID-19 pandemic the line has seen a sharp increase in calls. Today, in addition to providing guidance on emergency assistance, transportation, housing support, and other services, 2-1-1 will now be answering questions about worker protections and health care discrimination as more Coloradans begin returning to work.

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One new positive or probable case of COVID-19 was diagnosed at Columbine Manor Care Center, bringing the total number of cases there to 53, Chaffee County Public Health reported Thursday.

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Chaffee County Public Health is partnering with local healthcare providers to pilot an innovative contact tracing protocol as the county begins reopening.

Participating local healthcare providers will begin the contact tracing process each time they perform a COVID-19 test by collecting a list of the close contacts of the patient. They will then pass that information to public health staff if the test comes back positive.

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KW Construction & Restoration delivered an assortment of canned food, fresh meat and hand sanitizer to the Arkansas Valley Christian Mission Friday, as well as to St. George Episcopal Church in Leadville.

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The 4th Rapids & Grass Beer Festival, which was scheduled to return to Buena Vista on the weekend of July 4, has been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, festival organizers announced last Wednesday through the blog Rad Craft Beer.

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The 4th Rapids & Grass Beer Festival, which was scheduled to return to Buena Vista on the weekend of July 4, has been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, festival organizers announced last Wednesday through the blog Rad Craft Beer.

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No new positive COVID-19 tests have occurred in Chaffee County since April 11, Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County public health director and COVID-19 incident commander, said Monday.

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Social distancing felt doable until I was no longer able to run outside in the sunshine with a close friend. Our back and forth discussions benefitted me physically, mentally and emotionally.

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In response to the recent announcement by Gov. Jared Polis that Colorado will be moving from a Stay at Home executive order to a Safer at Home model on April 27, Chaffee County Public Health announced in a press release late Friday afternoon the county has already been moving in that direction.

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Chaffee County Public Health Director Andrea Carlstrom announced in Thursday’s Facebook update that all of the positive and probable COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County that are not related to Columbine Manor Care Center have reported recovery.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported as of 4 p.m. Thursday, there had been 11 deaths in Chaffee County due to COVID-19. The latest two deaths were probable cases related to Columbine Manor Care Center.

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that there had been a 1-day delay in paying benefit payments for those people who requested payment on their claims on April 19.

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For the last 3 weeks, former Buena Vista resident Ryan Taft, 21st Contracting Squadron COVID-19 response team member, and his neighbor, Chris Myers, have been producing and donating a piece of plastic that will help ease the tension of surgical masks medical professionals wear for over 12 hours a day.

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“This is a marathon - not a sprint, which was the easy part - now we need to pace ourselves and these distancing measures need to be sustainable. We’re going to have to learn to live with coronavirus for a while, but we must live not with anxiety or fear, but with extreme caution, especially if you are a member of a vulnerable population." – Gov. Jared polis

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Two more people have died from COVID-19 in the last few days, bringing Chaffee County’s total to six deaths as of Friday. Five of the deaths are connected to Columbine Manor Care Center.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19, even if the person experiencing symptoms is unable or does not need to be tested.

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Two more people have died locally from COVID-19, bringing Chaffee County’s total to six deaths as of Friday, April 17. The latest COVID-19 case was a 67-year-old female and resident of Columbine Manor Care Center, according to a press release from Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. The patient was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had multiple comorbidities. She was admitted to HRRMC on Monday evening for conditions unrelated to COVID-19.

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While Coloradans are already encouraged to wear cloth face coverings when going on grocery runs, they can take additional sanitary steps to ensure their purchases remain contaminant-free.

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Following testing of all 66 residents and several staff members at Columbine Manor Care Center, 41 of Chaffee County’s 58 cases of COVID-19 were reported to be associated with the care facility.

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To cope with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, Salida residents have begun joining a loosely organized national movement to howl at 8 p.m. every night outside their homes.

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Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director and incident commander for COVID-19, explained what a phased approach to lifting restrictions and reaching recovery from COVID-19 could look like Wednesday in her daily Facebook Live update.

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Within the last month, Chaffee County Community Foundation has raised $280,000 and distributed more than $41,000 for financial assistance through its Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

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For a community that bases much of its economy on being a destination for outdoor adventure seekers and holds many businesses that operate during the summer months and hibernate through the slower winter, stay at home orders can feel like an existential threat.

Rafting outfitters on the Arkansas River are moving forward under the expectation that the valley will have a season, albeit a potentially quieter one.

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The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office is implementing fire restrictions in seven counties in central and eastern Colorado effective April 14.

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At the Buena Vista school district board of directors’ first regularly scheduled meeting in April – about 3 weeks into the district’s move to at-home, remote instruction to reduce the spread of COVID-19 – district administrators shared what education in Buena Vista under quarantine was starting to look like.

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The Park County Coroners Office can confirm that a 39 year old male resident of Florida died from COVID-19 at a residence in the county on April 11, 2020. Park County Public Health conducted a disease tracing investigation and have determined that the risk to Park County Citizens is low.

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In a Facebook post written today, FIBArk Board of Directors announced that the 2020 festival is cancelled.

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 In the 14-page court filing, Chaney said two inmates at the prison tested positive for the virus last Wednesday.

   "The Constitution does not guarantee comfortable prisons, but it does demand safe ones," the 14-page court filing states. 

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Chaffee County Public Health issued a new countywide Public Health order effective 6 a.m. Friday through April 30.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday the fourth death in the county due to COVID-19, the third such death associated with Columbine Manor Care Center.

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There is a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing financial hardship. Ark-Valley Humane Society is aiming to help keep pet families together by alleviating financial hardship affecting pet ownership.

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As of April 9, Chaffee County has 39 confirmed positive tests and three deaths associated with COVID-19, Andrea Carlstrom, director of Chaffee County Public and Environmental Health reported Friday morning.

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Greg Felt, Chaffee County commissioner, said a few words about maintaining kindness and respect on social media while expressing “valuable feedback”, during the daily update Thursday.

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As photographs capture moments in time, a scrapbook preserves these moments as a collection of memories and history. But these colorful collections are more than just photo albums.

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Zac Rogers, an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in CSU’s College of Business, has spent a lot of time thinking about what it takes to get things from Point A to Point B.

Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as people stock up on the essentials to avoid repeated trips to the grocery store, many are stuck looking at near-empty shelves and wondering: Why it’s so hard to buy toilet paper?

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Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order extending the deadline for businesses to remit sales tax by 30 days.

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Monarch Quilters cancelled the April meeting and workshop due to COVID-19 virus. However, they have not let the down time stop them.

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Chaffee County Public Health launched a Google form for reporting business or individual non-compliance with public health orders Wednesday, which was accessible via the COVID-19 Chaffee County Facebook Page briefly.

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Gov. Jared Polis recently signed an executive order that extends the deadline to file certain business documents and information to county assessors from April 15 to June 15.

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Chaffee County Public Health director and incident command for COVID 19, Andrea Carlstrom, said CCPH is working on an amended public health order for Chaffee County, which should be rolled out today.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, Ark-Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) third annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk for Animals will be held virtually from now until May 17.

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Monarch Mountain recently provided much needed assistance to Columbine Manor Care Center which has been coping with an outbreak of COVID-19.

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As of Thursday morning, CCPH is aware of 38 positive cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County, four of those are probable cases not having received a positive test.

24 staff and residents associated with Columbine Manor have been reported as confirmed cases of COVID-19, 13 people of the 38 report having recovered. The deaths related to COVID-19 include two Columbine residents and one non-Columbine resident.

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2018 over 30 million small businesses accounted for 99.9 percent of the total businesses in the United States. Over 59 million small business employees accounted for 48% of the total employees across the country.

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The 4th Rapids & Grass Beer Festival, which was scheduled to return to Buena Vista on the weekend of July 4, has been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, festival organizers announced last Wednesday through the blog Rad Craft Beer.

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No new positive COVID-19 tests have occurred in Chaffee County since April 11, Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County public health director and COVID-19 incident commander, said Monday.

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Social distancing felt doable until I was no longer able to run outside in the sunshine with a close friend. Our back and forth discussions benefitted me physically, mentally and emotionally.

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In response to the recent announcement by Gov. Jared Polis that Colorado will be moving from a Stay at Home executive order to a Safer at Home model on April 27, Chaffee County Public Health announced in a press release late Friday afternoon the county has already been moving in that direction.

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Chaffee County Public Health Director Andrea Carlstrom announced in Thursday’s Facebook update that all of the positive and probable COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County that are not related to Columbine Manor Care Center have reported recovery.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported as of 4 p.m. Thursday, there had been 11 deaths in Chaffee County due to COVID-19. The latest two deaths were probable cases related to Columbine Manor Care Center.

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that there had been a 1-day delay in paying benefit payments for those people who requested payment on their claims on April 19.

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For the last 3 weeks, former Buena Vista resident Ryan Taft, 21st Contracting Squadron COVID-19 response team member, and his neighbor, Chris Myers, have been producing and donating a piece of plastic that will help ease the tension of surgical masks medical professionals wear for over 12 hours a day.

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“This is a marathon - not a sprint, which was the easy part - now we need to pace ourselves and these distancing measures need to be sustainable. We’re going to have to learn to live with coronavirus for a while, but we must live not with anxiety or fear, but with extreme caution, especially if you are a member of a vulnerable population." – Gov. Jared polis

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Two more people have died from COVID-19 in the last few days, bringing Chaffee County’s total to six deaths as of Friday. Five of the deaths are connected to Columbine Manor Care Center.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19, even if the person experiencing symptoms is unable or does not need to be tested.

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Two more people have died locally from COVID-19, bringing Chaffee County’s total to six deaths as of Friday, April 17. The latest COVID-19 case was a 67-year-old female and resident of Columbine Manor Care Center, according to a press release from Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. The patient was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had multiple comorbidities. She was admitted to HRRMC on Monday evening for conditions unrelated to COVID-19.

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While Coloradans are already encouraged to wear cloth face coverings when going on grocery runs, they can take additional sanitary steps to ensure their purchases remain contaminant-free.

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Following testing of all 66 residents and several staff members at Columbine Manor Care Center, 41 of Chaffee County’s 58 cases of COVID-19 were reported to be associated with the care facility.

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To cope with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, Salida residents have begun joining a loosely organized national movement to howl at 8 p.m. every night outside their homes.

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Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director and incident commander for COVID-19, explained what a phased approach to lifting restrictions and reaching recovery from COVID-19 could look like Wednesday in her daily Facebook Live update.

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Within the last month, Chaffee County Community Foundation has raised $280,000 and distributed more than $41,000 for financial assistance through its Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

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For a community that bases much of its economy on being a destination for outdoor adventure seekers and holds many businesses that operate during the summer months and hibernate through the slower winter, stay at home orders can feel like an existential threat.

Rafting outfitters on the Arkansas River are moving forward under the expectation that the valley will have a season, albeit a potentially quieter one.

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The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office is implementing fire restrictions in seven counties in central and eastern Colorado effective April 14.

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At the Buena Vista school district board of directors’ first regularly scheduled meeting in April – about 3 weeks into the district’s move to at-home, remote instruction to reduce the spread of COVID-19 – district administrators shared what education in Buena Vista under quarantine was starting to look like.

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The Park County Coroners Office can confirm that a 39 year old male resident of Florida died from COVID-19 at a residence in the county on April 11, 2020. Park County Public Health conducted a disease tracing investigation and have determined that the risk to Park County Citizens is low.

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In a Facebook post written today, FIBArk Board of Directors announced that the 2020 festival is cancelled.

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 In the 14-page court filing, Chaney said two inmates at the prison tested positive for the virus last Wednesday.

   "The Constitution does not guarantee comfortable prisons, but it does demand safe ones," the 14-page court filing states. 

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Chaffee County Public Health issued a new countywide Public Health order effective 6 a.m. Friday through April 30.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday the fourth death in the county due to COVID-19, the third such death associated with Columbine Manor Care Center.

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There is a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing financial hardship. Ark-Valley Humane Society is aiming to help keep pet families together by alleviating financial hardship affecting pet ownership.

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As of April 9, Chaffee County has 39 confirmed positive tests and three deaths associated with COVID-19, Andrea Carlstrom, director of Chaffee County Public and Environmental Health reported Friday morning.

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Greg Felt, Chaffee County commissioner, said a few words about maintaining kindness and respect on social media while expressing “valuable feedback”, during the daily update Thursday.

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As photographs capture moments in time, a scrapbook preserves these moments as a collection of memories and history. But these colorful collections are more than just photo albums.

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Zac Rogers, an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in CSU’s College of Business, has spent a lot of time thinking about what it takes to get things from Point A to Point B.

Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as people stock up on the essentials to avoid repeated trips to the grocery store, many are stuck looking at near-empty shelves and wondering: Why it’s so hard to buy toilet paper?

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Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order extending the deadline for businesses to remit sales tax by 30 days.

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Monarch Quilters cancelled the April meeting and workshop due to COVID-19 virus. However, they have not let the down time stop them.

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Chaffee County Public Health launched a Google form for reporting business or individual non-compliance with public health orders Wednesday, which was accessible via the COVID-19 Chaffee County Facebook Page briefly.

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Gov. Jared Polis recently signed an executive order that extends the deadline to file certain business documents and information to county assessors from April 15 to June 15.

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Chaffee County Public Health director and incident command for COVID 19, Andrea Carlstrom, said CCPH is working on an amended public health order for Chaffee County, which should be rolled out today.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, Ark-Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) third annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk for Animals will be held virtually from now until May 17.

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Monarch Mountain recently provided much needed assistance to Columbine Manor Care Center which has been coping with an outbreak of COVID-19.

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As of Thursday morning, CCPH is aware of 38 positive cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County, four of those are probable cases not having received a positive test.

24 staff and residents associated with Columbine Manor have been reported as confirmed cases of COVID-19, 13 people of the 38 report having recovered. The deaths related to COVID-19 include two Columbine residents and one non-Columbine resident.

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2018 over 30 million small businesses accounted for 99.9 percent of the total businesses in the United States. Over 59 million small business employees accounted for 48% of the total employees across the country.