Updated: Moffat County count of positive COVID-19 cases remains at zero | CraigDailyPress.com

Updated: Moffat County count of positive COVID-19 cases remains at zero

Craig Press Staff

As the total of confirmed cases escalates across Colorado, Moffat County has yet to see a positive test for the health concern.

Moffat County Public Health reported Friday that there have been no presumptive positive COVID-19 cases for Moffat County, according to a Facebook post by the county.

A Friday evening post by Memorial Regional Health further confirmed this.

“Screening for this virus continues, but being screened, for COVID-19 or any other virus, does not mean a positive result,” the MRH post read.

The hospital’s post added that MRH will be adjusting patient visitor regulations to help curb any potential spread of the virus, including hours of noon to 7 p.m.; no visitors under the age of 12; and one visitor at a time per patient.

MRH will also not permit anyone showing signs of illness.

“These restrictions are intended to help keep our staff and patients safe and free from illness,” the MRH post read.

Further weekend updates from county officials on Saturday and Sunday mornings confirmed that there have been no presumptive positive cases.

“Moffat County Health Department is closely tracking all tests that are being submitted to laboratories for testing on Moffat community members,” the county Facebook page read. “We are working around the clock with community health partners, elected officials and community leaders on strategic plans to prevent, contain and allocate resources to the community should we experience an outbreak.”

The post also asked residents to be aware of others in their daily actions.

“We ask that you please be considerate when buying groceries at local stores. Remember that everyone needs these supplies all the time to maintain day-to-day living,” the post said. “Regular soap and water is all that is needed to wash your hands, antibacterial soap does not work on viruses.”

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