Here is the latest update,
Heroes - Masks Makers and Sanitizers
Our mask seamstresses: Chris Bigler, Cheryl Cox, Laura DeMay, Heather Devitt, Chyleen Mackey, Donna Owen, April O'Neal, Ana Sanders and Terry Blew (Pam's Mom). Jessica Frogley, Mary Feiler, Geneen Haugen, Autumn Peterson, Hells Backbone Grill, Hills and Hollows for donating fabric, bags and gloves, Waterpocket Distillery for donating hand sanitizer to the community.
There are two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Garfield County. They are mild cases and the individuals are quarantined at home. The communities in which they live have not been disclosed. Stay updated at https://www.garfield.utah.gov/departments/coronavirus-updates/-fsiteid-1 and https://swuhealth.org/covid/
Red (High Risk) to Orange (Moderate Risk)
The Governor announced we will be moving from High risk to Moderate risk precautions on Friday, May 1st as outlined in the Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan. I suggest you take time to read the following summary to understand the new guidelines. These guidelines will be enforced as an "Order" not a "Directive". Two of the key health tools as we move to reopen and keep our residents safe are wearing a mask and keep a physical distance of six feet. And please continue to shop locally, our businesses are doing their best to keep us healthy!
Mask and Hand Sanitizer Distribution
We have completed over 100 masks and will start packing them up with disposable gloves and distributing them to households. We are prioritizing the deliveries by our older community members, those with medical conditions, essential workers, and requested masks. If you would like to request a mask, please fill out this form and we will get a mask(s) to you: needmask.staysafeboulder.com
You may be getting a call from a community member asking where they can drop the mask kits (masks and gloves) off or meet you.
We will be at Hills and Hollows from 12-2 on Friday during pick up hours if you would like to pick up your mask then (we have limited numbers available at this time) and will be dropping them off as they are completed. We will also have bulk hand sanitizer from Waterpocket Distillery for your personal bottles. No more than 12 oz per person, please. Bring your own containers.
A Bryce Canyon Official has indicated to the Garfield County Commission that Bryce Canyon National Park Will Be Opened on Wednesday May 6, 2020.
Boulder Skills Foundation
Many Boulder residents have expressed an interest in growing gardens this year, many for the first time, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Boulder Skills Foundation has updated their website to provide information, advice and consultation on gardening to help us. For more information visit http://boulderskillsfoundation.org/
Griffin's Grocery Store - Escalante
They will have the following hours beginning Wednesday, April 29th:
9-11: Call in orders
12-2: Locals only
2-3: Closed for cleaning, stocking and lunches
3-6: Open to general public.
9-11: Call in orders
12-4: Open to general public
For any special requests please call or message them.
Covid-19 Response Team
As Mayor, I formed a Covid-19 Response Team to respond to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic to Boulder residents. We meet via Zoom each Tuesday to discuss new information and resources available and to address the concerns of Boulder residents. I would like to thank this group for all the time and effort they have put in to keep us safe and healthy. They are Rick Beard, Pam Furches, Brynn Brodie, Elizabeth Julian, Cheryl Cox, Peg Smith and Dean Brooks. If you see them, thank them for their service!
If you have any additional information you would like posted related to the coronavirus pandemic, let me know. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
PO Box 1448
Boulder, Utah 84716
Here is the latest updates for Boulder,
Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan
The Governor has released the latest plan on how Utah will begin to transition from the Urgent Phase to the Stabilization Phase of the coronavirus response. It includes some interesting data about where we are as a state right now. According to applications for unemployment insurance, Garfield County has the 2nd highest unemployment in the State (11.2%) with the leisure and hospitality sector being hit the hardest. For the latest information on the Governor's plan to address the Covid-19 health and economic crisis visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov
Congressman Ben McAdams
If you are having trouble navigating the federal programs for unemployment insurance or small business loans, contact his office. His staff are now acting as case managers. https://mcadams.house.gov
Boulder Community Alliance (Thanks Pam!)
Visit http://bouldercommunityalliance.org/covid-19-resources/ page for information on staying well, small business loans, unemployment insurance, and individual resources. They will also be posting time sensitive & pertinent information on their Facebook page at
Closure Order Rescinded
Garfield County officials rescinded its recent public lands order effectively immediately. By rescinding the order, this opens previously closed public lands in Garfield county including locations on the BLM, GSENM and allows visitors into State Parks. Garfield County officials ask visitors to be mindful of the local area and recreate responsibly. The document can be viewed at https://www.garfield.utah.gov/home/showdocument?id=1138
Hills and Hollows Update (Thanks Keri!)NEW SCHEDULE: Spring 2020
To protect our community and customers we have closed our store to walk-in traffic until further notice. We are currently taking online orders for groceries, available only for pick up or delivery.
NEW ONLINE ORDER SCHEDULE:
NO ORDER PICK UP ON MONDAYS anymore.
Need Help? We are available to help you order online. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hills and Hollows Wood Fired Oven (from Karen DeBonis. Thanks Karen!))
Baking on Saturday 4/25 - please get me your pre orders by Thursday afternoon at the latest. Pickup is Saturday at the oven from 12-2pm.
On offer this week:
-plain sourdough $7
-rosemary olive oil $8 *local rosemary, thanks Jill!
-lavender pollen $8
-baguette, $3 each or 2 for $5
-english muffins, $1 each
-pizza dough, raw, take it home, top it with your dreams, bake & enjoy- $3 per 250g round (makes one individual-ish pizza)
This week is my birthday, which I wouldn't normally announce, but in honor of such I will offer a free cinnamon roll to the first 32 folks that pass my way on Sat. :)
Continuing to take all the health & safety precautions: frequent hand washing and sanitizing of surfaces, cooked foods are only handled with gloves, orders will be bagged up and ready to go, exact change or venmo preferred.
If you’re needing a free loaf of bread this week- for whatever reason- please let me know.
Email list: To avoid slamming the pegboard with weekly offerings, I'm setting up an email list- please send ME an email and I’ll get you signed up. I will post various updates to pegboard as the season changes, but weekly bake information will only be available from this list moving forward. Cheers y'all. Karen DeBonis < email@example.com>
Masks (Thanks Devaki!)
A quote from Lt. Governor Cox yesterday " First, our residents need to wear masks in public! Please stress this as often as you can".
We have been very fortunate to have a healthy community despite the spread of COVID-19. So far, we have taken great measures to protect ourselves and our community during this outbreak. This ongoing diligence of staying local, washing our hands, and taking precautionary measures against infection needs to become the norm in order to maintain a healthy community. Help us provide cloth masks and Stay Safe Car Kits for everyone in our town by sewing masks, donating products, or contributing to our project fund. For information about the Stay Safe Boulder Project, please go to welcometoboulder.info
JOIN US! Go to: form.staysafeboulder.com and let us know how you like to participate. Have questions, want additional information, or need a face mask soon? Please contact Devaki, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week's Heroes (Thanks Judi and Karen!)
We would like to recognize our Post Office Heroes. Thank you Karen Jepsen and Judi Davis for keeping the mail coming to Boulder. We appreciate your dedication and hard work on behalf of all of us. Please go to welcometoboulder.info to see our heroes.
Thanks to all of you that are helping neighbors stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected!
PO Box 1448
Boulder, Utah 84716
Here is the latest update for our community,
Community Covid 19 Website
Information specific to Boulder about Covid 19 can now be found at a newly created website and the site is password protected. You can access information at:
Our Community Heroes for this week are the Stacy Davis family. Thanks so much for providing our kids with an Easter egg hunt. It looked like everyone had a great time!
Boulder Community Alliance
If you have questions about unemployment or small business loans you can link to BCA's page through the Community Covid 19 Website for the latest information.
Boulder Skills Foundation
For those planning a garden this year, Boulder Skills Foundation has posted gardening resources and begun a gardening blog at boulderskillsfoundation.org
Closures of Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument remain closed to all recreationists including local residents. See https://www.garfield.utah.gov/home/showdocument?id=1126
USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus .
Magnolia's Street Food
Magnolias Street Food is still offering an array of FROZEN BURRITOS, HOUSE MADE KIMCHI AND SOME OF OUR SALSAS to be PICKED-UP on THURSDAY'S between 9am-12pm. If you are not feeling well please let them know and they will arrange DELIVERY. They are going above and beyond to follow the CDC's and Southwest Utah Public Health's recommended public food safety guidelines for these times. Please send orders to magnoliasstreetfood.com . They will then send you an invoice to be paid ONLINE via square or venmo.
Boulder Mountain Spine and Sport
Despite the pandemic, chronic and acute musculoskeletal, orthopedic injury and pain are still occurring and needing treatment and care. Dr Garrett Anderson has spoken with the U.S. Attorney Generals office as well as the Utah Department of Professional Licensing. It has been determined that his practice is an "essential business". Therefore, after careful consideration, he has decided to re-open his practice to local residents who are actively practicing C.D.C. guidelines of social distancing and self quarantining as indicated. Appointments may be made once prospective patients have been vetted. Center for Disease Control protocols for cleaning and disinfecting have been implemented. At this time only local residents will be allowed to make appointments. If you are a local but have recently traveled out of the area, you must quarantine for 14 days before you can be seen. Additionally, if COVID cases start appearing in the area, It may be necessary to close the clinic. If you would like to make an appointment, please call (949) 235 1233 or email Bouldermountainspineandsport@gmail.com .
The CDC and Governor's Office are advising us to wear cloth masks in public places. You can make your own using the patterns on the following websites;
Schools Governor Herbert announced that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal (or soft closure) through the end of the school year in a continuing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) envisions three phases on the path to recovery and our new future. For more information on the phases, please visit our website: https://schools.utah.gov/coronavirus
Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Connected!
PO Box 1448
Boulder, Utah 84716
Garfield County is part of a tri-county Economic Recovery Taskforce that will be helping small businesses wade through the paperwork required for assistance/applications.
They are doing weekly zoom meetings. I copied the following off their facebook group page (which you are also eligible to join, if you know about it). Here's the zoom info for tonight's 6p.m. meeting:
Here is the Agenda for the Monday Evening Zoom Meeting with businesses and the Taskforce.
Welcome - Darin Bushman, Jerry Taylor, Dennis Blackburn
PPP Loans, Q&A, Problems - Kaden Figgins
EIDL, Q&A, Problems - KadenFiggins
Program Updates - Kaden / Taskforce
Whats next, What to expect after Submission - Kaden Figgins
Unemployment Update - TBD
GOED Bridge Loan Update - Nan Anderson
GOED Bridge Loan Phase II - Nan Anderson
Business Open Roundtable Discussion - All
Topic: Tri-County Economic Recovery Taskforce
Time: Apr 13, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time
Apr 13, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 27, 2020 06:00 PM
May 4, 2020 06:00 PM
May 11, 2020 06:00 PM
May 18, 2020 06:00 PM
May 25, 2020 06:00 PM
Jun 1, 2020 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 3258 1812
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,94132581812#,,#,290295# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,94132581812#,,#,290295# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 941 3258 1812
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acUw0fGbzb
Community Covid 19 Website
Information specific to Boulder about Covid 19 can now be found at a newly created website and the site is password protected.
You can access information at:
This will allow information shared on Pegboard to have a more permanent presence as needed. It includes links to resources, information about our various food sources, what do do if you get sick, links to file for business loans or unemployment. This is a rough roll out so please share problems or information that should be there with Cheryl (335-7550), email@example.com .
You can also visit http://bouldercommunityalliance.org/covid-19-resources/ or https://www.facebook.com/bouldercommunityalliance/ for information on staying well, business, and individual resources.
The Boulder Phone Tree is functioning. If you haven't received a phone call from one of the callers, contact Cheryl 335-7550 or Shauna 335-7383 to be sure we have you on the list and your correct phone number.
Dr. Chappell has created a list of things concerning COVID-19 as of April 7, 2019. Hopefully this list will answer many of your questions or concerns; https://waynechc.org/…/quick-facts-about-the-diagnosis-and…/
Invitation to Join Good Friday Worldwide Fast (Thanks Bishop Rick Beard, Scott Bigler and Kevin Gardner)
We know many other Christian faiths and other religions believe in the power of fasting. We invite the community to join with us this Friday to fast for a day, in whatever form this tradition looks like for you. How blessed we are to live in a community of caring, which we do for each of you.
The Garfield County Commissioners, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Governor Herbert have announced a temporary closure of Bryce Canyon National Park from Wednesday, April 8, 2020, until April 30, 2020.
Garfield County, in cooperation with the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the BLM, and Southwest Utah Public Health has issued an Emergency Recreation Order. This order will temporarily close multiple public land locations throughout Garfield County due to impacts related to COVID-19. This order applies to ALL recreationists, including local residents, but does not impact ranchers and miners operating under authorized permits.
The order is in effect immediately in the following locations:
Escalante Care and Share Open Wednesday - Saturday, by appointment only. To reduce potential exposure, please call in orders and the Care and Share team will deliver the order to your vehicle. The public will not be allowed to come inside and shop by themselves. Call 435-690-0592
Boulder Planning Commission
The Boulder Town Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday , April 9. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order suspending enforcement of provisions of Utah Code 52-4-202 and 52-4-207 and related agency orders, rules and regulations due to infectious disease Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus, the Community Center building will NOT be used for the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to join in the meeting, by computer or telephone. However, you will need to email Peg Smith to receive the meeting ID and password. Peg’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting April 7th, Griffins will be offering curbside pickup from 9 to 11 in the morning. Please call at 435 826-4226. Ther are doing this to help those that would rather not come into the store, or cannot because of traveling out of state for work. They will also be closed this Saturday April 11 in order to give our clerks a well deserved day off. Again thank you to the whole community for your cooperation
and understanding during this time. Also please do not be offended if they do not recognize you and ask to see your ID. Please be understanding and do not take it personally. They mean no offense. They are only allowing Garfield county residents in at this time to protect our own citizens and community family.
Royals - Loa
Still open to Boulder residents. Some items are limited to one per customer. Call 435 836-2841 before you go if you have specific questions.
Hills and Hollows
NOTES ON ORDERING
Pick Up Hours (email orders to email@example.com deadline: 6pm the day prior to pick up)
For updates from Garfield County visit:
Stay home and stay healthy!!