Subcontractor in County Tests Positive for Covid-19

Subcontractor in County Tests Positive for Covid-19

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Public Health Officials are working with neighboring counties to identify and contain the spread of a known positive COVID-19 case at a construction site in San Miguel County. On Friday, May 29, a subcontractor based out of Montrose County tested positive for COVID-19. Montrose Public Health moved swiftly to identify and isolate all close contacts to this individual.

Affected construction sites were contacted to assess potential risk associated with the positive individual. It was determined that employees at all sites practiced appropriate physical distancing and mask use, in which Public Health concluded there was a low risk for staff outside of the subcontractor’s group.

“As we continue to relax Public Health Orders, we will see more cases of COVID-19,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “This incident is a prime example of the persistent risks of exposure and effectiveness of strict precautions.”

With the recent loosening of restrictions, Public Health continues to stress the importance of best practices to minimize the spread of the virus. 

“We must remain vigilant and continue practicing physical distancing, good hand hygiene, mask use and limiting interactions,” said Franklin.

San Miguel County publishes confirmed cases within the County, therefore this case will not appear on the County’s dashboard due to the individual’s residence in Montrose County. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now counting probable cases as positive on their data dashboard, however San Miguel County is only posting confirmed cases, accounting for a different countywide case count at the state level. There are currently 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Miguel County, with zero active cases. 

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