An 89-year-old woman who lived in Ouray County and tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 17 has reportedly died.
Ouray County will spend $5,000 to purchase a machine to process COVID-19 tests, in the hopes of providing quicker results and a faster response to outbreaks. The decision comes as winter approaches, pushing people indoors and potentially bringing closer contact with others, and health officials anticipate higher infection rates of COVID-19.
Eighteen Ridgway Elementary School students are currently in quarantine after two school staff members tested positive last week for COVID-19, marking the first time the pandemic has forced students in Ouray County to stay home since in-per son classes resumed five weeks ago.
Two staff members of Ridgway Elementary School are the latest cases of COVID-19 in Ouray County.
The day before I flew to Colorado in May, I spent a long evening at my grandma’s house, wearing a mask and talking from across the room, trying to figure out how to keep my distance and still take advantage of time together before moving 2,251 miles away.