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!
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