BREAKING: County issues orders closing down lodging to visitors, closing non-essential services and limiting gatherings
Short-term lodging in Ouray County is closed to everyone except those who are working within Ouray County or for an employer based here and primary residents, according to an order issued by the he
Update as of 1:30 p.m. Friday:
Ouray County, the city of Ouray and the town of Ridgway all declared states of emergency this week, giving themselves broader power to order closures and restrictions in the name of public safety and the ability to tap into federal and state disaster relief assistance.
Citing concerns about preventing community spread of coronavirus, Ridgway for two weeks, adding more time to the already-scheduled Spring Break through April 6.
Ouray County commissioners unanimously declared a state of emergency due to the threat of COVID-19 coronavirus in an emergency meeting Monday.
Story updated 1:25 p.m. Tuesday
Ouray County health officials continue to work with school districts, local governments and other leaders to monitor for COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that 1.7 people had tested positive for in Colorado as of Wednesday afternoon.