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Following a full closure to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines, Town Hall will begin a soft reopening May 18 with established guidelines for the safety of community members and employees. During this phase, Town staff will continue to conduct virtual or telephone meetings with cus…

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The Estes Park Town Board has enacted an emergency ordinance through June 10 requiring the use of face coverings by everyone in public areas of any business within Estes Park town limits – including employees, vendors and customers. Businesses are responsible for ensuring these requirements.…

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I have drawn questions and comments from the Estes Park News Facebook page and will respond to them with the most current and reliable medical information.

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The single positive COVID-19 testing of one of EPH’s staff members is still just a single positive. The other staff members who work closely with this individual have all been tested negative during this weekend.

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All staff at Estes Park Health (EPH) have been working under the assumption that COVID-19 was present in the Estes Valley and have been diligent about wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in the facility when interacting with staff and the community since February 2020.

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“The benefit in wearing the facemask, for the general public, is that hopefully now a sneeze or sniffle or whatever it is, doesn’t end up on their hands where they’re now going to touch a grocery cart, or a doorknob, or an elevator button,” said Erica Williams, Infection Prevention Director …

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The Town allocated $250,000 in community relief funds to help fill critical needs in the form of food, housing and business/organizational support. Our Community Relief Task Force, composed of Town staff and local nonprofit leaders, fields requests for grant funds and makes award recommendat…

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One of the most difficult aspects of the current situation is that second homeowners must delay their travels to the Estes Valley until the stay-at-home orders have been lifted. Asking this of our part-time residents is one of the most difficult things we have to do – because you are a criti…

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Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) now has five deaths associated with COVID-19. Two of these deaths are epidemiologically linked cases, which means there was a possible connection to a COVID-19 case but testing was never completed. The other three deaths are confirm…

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Positive test results for COVID-19 are reported to the health department for investigation and follow-up. Cases of COVID-19 are recorded as a case in the county where they permanently reside. Cases recorded here are Larimer County residents only.

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As the State of Colorado continues taking measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas eff…

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Last week, Estes Park Health started looking at each service line to determine which support services are essential to safely care for our patients needing services. Decisions were made on what support services could be cancelled and/or moved to a later date. We are aware that this has cause…

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Larimer County Manager Linda Hoffmann announced the closure of the majority of County Facilities stating Friday, March 27, 2020, until further notice. Residents can get the most up-to- date information about accessing County services by visiting the County website at Larimer.org or calling i…

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The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County have issued orders requiring the closure of short-term accommodations in the Estes Valley effective Monday, March 23 at noon through April 17. This is in consideration of Estes Park's unique situation as a mountain visitor destination and our residen…

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To embrace social distancing as the best means of combating the spread of COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all public-facing facilities to most public access effective Friday, March 20 until further notice. CPW will maintain phone and online operations to best serve Col…

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Rocky Mountain National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department. As of 7 pm today, Friday, March 20, 2020, Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure will be in effect 24-hours a day/7-da…

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On behalf of the Town of Estes Park, today Mayor Jirsa sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior requesting the immediate closure of Rocky Mountain National Park to help reduce visitation to our area, supporting public health recommendations and helping to focus local resources on the i…

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Estes Park Quota deeply cares about our community and is proud and privileged to raise funds each year to provide scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations that serve our community. We also provide funds for ambulances and AED devices to benefit the community. This year we will be g…