COVID-19 UPDATES

Routt County Launches COVID-19 Website

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 20, 2020 — Routt County has launched a website that aims to address concerns of county residents, employers, workers and their families may have about how COVID-19 is affecting life here. The residents of Routt County are relying on each other to get through the personal and economic challenges presented by COVID-19 and Routt County can provide information, answers and resources. This portal will serve as a resource for our residents, businesses and their employees as we navigate these uncharted waters together. 

The website is: covid19routtcounty.com 

The site includes links to resources from local, Colorado and federal governments detailing their COVID-19 along with resources for employer sand their workers. The human and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus remains unknown, but we do know a lot of great organizations are standing ready to assist. Routt County will do everything we can to provide the support our community needs as we grapple with the economic, health and social challenges of the coronavirus and COVID-19. 

Routt County will update the website as new information becomes available. Routt County residents can also call the Routt County Help Line at 970-871-8444.

Economic Impacts Related to Employment

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 20, 2020 — Our community is experiencing numerous economic impacts related to employment associated with the effects of the coronavirus emergency. If you are an employee who is out of work due to a business shut down, layoff, or your hours have been reduced, and you are not receiving sick leave or other paid time off, you may want to check into unemployment benefits. There are a number of resources you can access for additional information and guidance: 

  • Basic guide to unemployment benefits: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/atoms/files/YourGuidetoU nemploymentBenefits.pdf 
  • Job Attached Unemployment. “Job Attached” means that the employee is expected to return to their most recent employer after a separation of up to 16 weeks. Restaurant employees may be entitled to this benefit should their employer decide an extended closure is necessary. https://corestaurant.org/blog/covid-19-update-job-attached- unemployment 
  • File for unemployment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/file-claim 
  • Colorado Workforce Center offers free services to both employers and job seekers. For job seekers, it is a one-stop location for job training and placement assistance. Their resource center offers Internet access, resume preparation assistance, training, local resources, and more. 

There are some job opportunities out there, so do not hesitate to look. Demands at grocery stores, for restaurant and supplies deliveries, and maintenance, security and cleaning services have increased. 

Economic Impacts Related to Employment

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 20, 2020 — Our community is experiencing numerous economic impacts related to employment associated with the effects of the coronavirus emergency. If you are an employee who is out of work due to a business shut down, layoff, or your hours have been reduced, (more…)

2-1-1: Your local free helpline

What is 211? 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 20, 2020 — A great resource for local community information is what 211 is. Call, text or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist who can help you find services and resources that are available. You will find help with:

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March 17, 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER – MARCH 16, 2020

On Monday evening the Colorado State Health Department issued a public health order closing dine-in service at all Colorado bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos but allowing take-out and delivery service: 

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March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 5:10 PM

Routt County will be restricting public access to County offices starting March 17th at 8:00 a.m. Operations will continue via phone and online as much as possible. We will be following-up on how to access our individual department’s services as more information is obtained. 
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March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 11:37 AM

Starting today, Steamboat Ski Resort is suspending all operations. The resort will work with guests in canceling their visit and will provide refunds to those who have hotel and other bookings during this closure period. For more information and updates, visit http://steamboat.com/covid.

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