COVID-19 Updates and Information

April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Case Announcement in Ouray County

April 3, 2020 - Message from our Mayor

COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information. The new website is

For up-to-date, local information, please check out Ouray County Public Health’s website at Just click on COVID-19 UPDATES.

For updated local information on changes at Ridgway businesses, restaurants, and organizations, see the Ridgway Area Chamber's COVID-19 Resouces and Updates pages at  (If you want to get listed on those pages, contact  You do not have to be a Chamber member to utilize this service.)

Public Health Orders

March 25, 2020 - State of Colorado Executive Order & FAQs Ordering Coloradans to Stay at Home

The Critical Business Self Certification Document is an opportunity for critical businesses to identify, declare and communicate to law enforcement which employees are exempt from the state stay at home orders. The use of this document is strictly voluntary and is not a requirement of any state order. It was created to simply assist both critical businesses and law enforcement to comply with all current executive and public health orders.

March 23, 2020 - State of Colorado Executive Order Ordering Colorado Employers To Reduce In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State

March 20, 2020 - Ouray County Public Health Orders

Press Releases

4.3.2020 Message from our Mayor

4.3.2020 Case Announcement in Ouray County

3.30.2020 Message from our Mayor

3.23.2020 Ouray County Press Release - Outdoor Activity

3.17.2020 Press Release

3.17.2020 Local Disaster Declaration

3.16.2020 Order from State Health Department

A Message from our Mayor

3.8.2020 Coronavirus Update


Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Region 10 and Small Business Resource Center

Ouray County Community Resources

A Guide to CARES Act Eligibility

CARES Act Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Businesses NOW OPEN (Don't give up!  The application system overloaded during the last week of March, but it's up and running again.)

First Southwest Community Fund COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund (for businesses, nonprofits, start-ups) - deadline 3/31

First Southwest Community Fund COVID-19 Emergency Micro-Grants (for businesses, nonprofits, start-ups) - deadline 3/31

Help Colorado Now COVID Relief Fund (for nonprofits, school districts, businesses, local government) - deadlines April/May