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This week's hero is Elizabeth Julian and not just because it's her birthday and Teacher Appreciation Week but because of the how she has stepped up to teach her students during the soft closure of schools. It may look like not much is happening because school is closed, but Elizabeth creates online lessons each week for all students from kindergarten to 5th grade in all subjects. She has continued with Morning Meeting each day which is a gathering of students where they can connect and share what's going on only now it is a Zoom meeting on the computer. She also meets individually with students throughout the day on Zoom. She guides her other staff to provide lessons, drop off materials, etc. Our Boulder students are lucky to have Elizabeth and we're lucky to have her in our community.
Sanitizer and Masks
Waterpocket Distillery has provided antiseptic in liquid form for Boulder. It is 80% alcohol + glycerine therefore much thinner than the gel-based sanitizers. We are dispensing the antiseptic on Friday, May 8th from noon to 2 pm at the pavilion this time.
Please bring your own container. We will give each person up to 12oz. We suggest you bring a spritzer bottle or a glass jar for refills. Last week we were concerned that the concentration of the antiseptic was strong and should be used sparingly. Yes, it should be used sparingly , and using it to clean off steering wheels and doorknobs would be a good use as well. Sanitizing hands will add to drying out your hands so again sparingly would be the best. The best option for staying safe is to wash your hands. Wash your hands. All the time. Wash. Wash. Wash.
Thank you, Alan and Anna Scott, Waterpocket Distillery for helping to protect our Boulder community from the coronavirus!
We will also have some masks. We will also take orders for more masks if we run out. You can also request masks on the website or call a mask maker to request a mask. Yes, it is strange to wear a mask but it has worked in other parts of the world. Please consider listening to this podcast on the wearing of masks historically. https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/history-of-face-masks/ The audio recorded interview is at the bottom of the webpage. Interesting listening.
Re-Opening Guidelines - SWUPHD
We are still in the Orange (Moderate Risk) Phase. Here are the Southwest Health Department Re-opening Guidelines for different industries, churches, high-risk individuals and the general public.
Bryce Canyon Partially Open
Beginning Wednesday, May 6th Bryce Canyon will reopen access to:
· The main park road and all viewpoints to Rainbow Point
· Restrooms at Sunset Point (only restrooms open within the park)
· Trails within the Bryce Amphitheater area
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
· Park Visitor Center and fee booths
· Park campgrounds
· Mossy Cave parking and trail area
· Backcountry trails including the Under the Rim trail and campsites
· Park concessions facilities
Capitol Reef Partially Open
Beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Capitol Reef National Park will reopen access to:
Day use in the South District (Waterpocket Fold), and overnight stays in Cedar Mesa campground. Day use in the North District (Cathedral Valley) and overnight stays in Cathedral Valley campground. Non-trailhead pullouts along Highway 24 for scenic viewing.
With public health in mind, the following facilities will remain closed until further notice: Scenic Drive, and all trailheads, trails, and canyoneering and climbing routes accessed from Highway 24 and Scenic Drive. Overnight use other than at Cedar Mesa and Cathedral Valley campgrounds. The visitor center, Gifford House, and Fruita campground.
Hills and Hollows New Hours
Hills and Hollows is open for in store shopping -above hours to Boulder residents.
We are going to be serving “out of towners” at the window.
Online store and ordering still available.
If anyone is quarantining- we can deliver or arrange pick up.
Please do not come into the store with any symptoms of any illness
Sweetwater Kitchen (Thanks Eva and Eric)
Sweetwater Kitchen is excited to announce we are offering pick up of freshly made burgers and sandwiches! As well as a variety of frozen made-from-scratch gourmet frozen items to cook later at your convenience. As always everything is made from scratch with the best ingredients possible. All beef is grass fed and grass finished sourced locally from Headwaters Ranch.
Here at the guest ranch we have been following all guidelines strictly and will continue to do so throughout this time. All precautions will be taken for your safety and that of our staff.
This Friday 5/8 & Saturday 5/9 from 5 - 8 pm
Please order no later than Thursday night. Order Here:
*For fresh cooked meals, please select day and time of arrival, choose "schedule for later" and enter time of arrival so your food is nice and hot!*. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to drive to the Ranch, please let us know and we can possibly arrange for an in-town drop-off.
Garfield County has produced a flyer for businesses to place in their respective establishments to help provide a sense of reassurance to locals, employees and customers. Falyn has 100 sheets printed and available in her office. COVID-19 Flyer for Businesses
Boulder Arts Council
Boulder Arts Council has decided to cancel all Music in the Park events for this summer. We will also be postponing Artrageous, our biennial fundraiser until next summer. The Digital Photography Workshop is being rescheduled for next April. We are hoping to find some fun local pop-up art options for our local community which can be held outside with appropriate precautions.
Escalante Arts Festival
It is with sadness that the festival committee is passing along their decision to cancel this year's art festival. With the uncertainties associated with Covid-19 and concerns for the health of both our local communities and that of our festival community who spread from here in Garfield County, Utah, across the state, country and beyond, they decided the best course of action was to cancel this year's event.The 2020 Census
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