Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado: State & National Resources

  • Downtown Lake City and Town Park

  • Lake San Cristobal Overlook

  • Hinsdale County Courthouse

  • County boat dock at Lake San Cristobal

  • View of Lake San Cristobal from Wupperman Campground

  • Moose at Deer Lakes

  • Ute-Ulay Historic Mine and Townsite Buildings

  • Deer Lakes area

    Deer Lakes Area

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COUNTY INFORMATION

Workers, Employers Economic Support Information

CARES Act - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal government support in the wake of the coronavirus public health crisis and associated economic fallout. Click HERE for a CARES Act Support Guide for workers, families, and employers, which includes information and resources regarding the following:

• Direct Economic Support Payments;
• Unemployment Benefits;
• Paid Sick and Family Leave;
• Food and Nutrition;
• Small Businesses and Nonprofits;
• General Business;
• Nonprofit Support;
• and Other Benefits.

Paying rent, paying bills and food assistance:

http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Numbers for western Colorado;  888-217-1215, 970-244-8400



NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL INTO GUNNISON COUNTY PROHIBITED

On April 1, Gunnison County placed portable Variable Message Signs at several locations leading into Gunnison, including on\Hwy 149, mile marker 81. The message on the sign at the Hinsdale County line reads: "Travel to Gunnison for essentials only". Essential travel into Gunnison for grocery shopping, delivery of food, essential business and other essentials is still permitted.Non-essential travel is defined in the Gunnison County Public Health Order. The intent of Gunnison officials is to firmly discourage unnecessary travel to Gunnison County.


STATE ISSUES "STAY AT HOME" ORDERS

March 26, 2020

Governor Polis announced a statewide STAY-AT-HOME order lasting until April 11, 2020.

“Coloradans are living through a global pandemic and this decision was made to help save lives,” said Governor Jared Polis.

This executive order means Coloradans should not be leaving their homes except for critical activities including: 

  • Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine
  • Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
  • Seeking medical care
  • Caring for dependents or pets
  • Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
  • Cannabis and liquor stores will remain open 
  • Or participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties

Read the full order here. Read the FAQ here.



Silver Thread Public Health Amended Public Health Order

March 23, 2020 - 4 pm

COMPLETE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER CAN BE ACCESSED HERE


Hinsdale County, Town of Lake City Declare Local Disaster Emergency

March 14, 2020

On March 14, Hinsdale County and Town of Lake City declared a local disaster emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our communities and neighboring counties.

HINSDALE COUNTY DECLARATION

TOWN OF LAKE CITY DECLARATION


MESSAGE FROM HINSDALE COUNTY

March 17, 2020 - 11:30 am

Hinsdale County together with the Silver Thread Public Health District, Lake City Area Medical Center, and Town of Lake City are working together to reduce the impacts for our community of the COVID 19 pandemic. Hinsdale County is immediately focused on reducing the spread of COVID 19 virus by reducing social contacts, following recommendations for the six-foot distance between persons, frequent sanitation, and appropriate cough/sneeze etiquette. The Silver Thread Public Health District will be issuing amended orders early afternoon today.  Please continue to check their Facebook page for updated information. We realize statewide, regional, and county measures directly impact our friends, families and business owners. Hinsdale County Commissioners remain in contact with state and federal partners, monitoring financial relief options.  We will share that information with you and work together towards economic perseverance and recovery support. 




PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS ONLINE

Census employees are distributing packets in Lake City and Hinsdale County starting this week. Most of the country gets their packets in the mail but PO Boxes do not count as an address.The packets are in white plastic "2020Census" bags.

Questionnaire packets will be left on the front porch. Enumerators do not go into houses, they do not need to ask about your family and for the most part, do not need to talk to anyone. They do, however, need to find every place someone lives or could live - rear apartments, garage guesthouses, remote cabins - and leave a packet.

HINSDALE COUNTY RESIDENTS! you don't need to wait for the questionnaires! You can go online right now to https://2020census.gov/en.html and complete the questionnaire online.

 


State of the County

Hinsdale County Board of County Commissioners has released a State of the County report. Download the document here.


County Goals

Hinsdale County Board of County Commissioners has approved the Department & Commission Goals and Strategic Actions for 2020. To download the document, click here.


STAY INFORMED

Monitor the Hinsdale County Emergency Facebook page for up-to-the-minute emergency notifications or information.

   To receive emergency alerts, download the CodeRED app, or register here.


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How Do I...

Submit a CORA Request

          Download the CORA request form here. Complete and return to the Hinsdale County Administration Office, 311 N. Henson St., Lake City OR email to: Hinsdale County Administrative Assistant.

Submit an Employment Application

           Download an Employment Application here. Submit the application by email to: administrator@hinsdalecountycolorado.us, or by mail to: Hinsdale County, PO Box 277, Lake City, CO 81235.

 

 

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County Meetings

BOCC Regular Meetings - All BOCC meetings will be call-in only until further notice.

   April 15


Marketing Committee Meeting - April 9 Zoom meeting

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