Local Response Measures
The Montrose city manager has implemented a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19 and will assist the city in securing regional, state, and federal resources, if necessary.
Essential city services including water, sewer, trash/recycling, and law enforcement will continue.
City offices are closed to the public. Please see the listing below for specific contact and operational information for each department.
To avoid the interruption of best hygiene practices like hand washing, the city is suspending water utility shutoffs for delinquent customers while working with them to make future payment arrangements.
The City of Montrose is continuing to closely monitor direction from Montrose County Public Health and state and federal agencies and will follow their guidance for the health and safety of the Montrose community and city staff.
Please select specific departments or functions in the list below for contact information and details about changes in operations resulting from the pandemic.
The annual Independence Day fireworks display, one of the community's most anticipated summertime traditions, has been canceled due to the uncertainty of public health considerations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
City officials will lower the city's pandemic response status to Tier 3 beginning Monday, May 18. Read on...
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- Current Updates & Information
- Governor's Safer-at-Home Order
- Government Coordination
- Testing Information
- What You Can Do
Where to Get Current Information
Montrose County Public Health
For the most current information concerning cases reported in Montrose and other health-related information, please visit MontroseCounty.net/COVID19 or call the Montrose County Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 970-252-4545.
Receive updates regarding city operations and emergency measures by:
- Following the city on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
- Subscribing to receive email and text message notifications via Notify Me
State of Colorado
- Visit the COVID-19 website, CoronaVirus.gov, for access to a full range of information and updates.
Quick Links to Stay Up to Date
Safer at Home Order
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has issued a "Safer at-Home" order that outlines a new level in Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a more sustainable way of living for Coloradans while slowing the spread of the virus and allowing more Coloradans to return to work.
Coloradans should continue staying home as much as possible and vulnerable populations, including seniors, should continue staying home, only leaving when absolutely necessary.
Please visit Colorado’s Safer at Home website for the most current and detailed information.
Get the Latest Updates
Up-to-date and detailed information about conducting business operations in Montrose County during the pandemic can be found on Montrose County’s COVID-19 website.
For information about arrangements in place for the State of Colorado, please visit the Safer at Home website.
If you have an idea on how to help your business or another business, please email it to us. We sincerely want to hear from you.
Grant application for our COVID Relief Fund is open!
Community-based organizations can start applying for relief funds. The link can be found at www.helpcoloradonow.org or go here. Community-based organizations that meet the following three criteria areas are eligible to apply: Organization type, populations served, and alignment with one of the Fund’s three funding priority areas of Prevention, Impact, and Recovery. For more information on requirements, visit the website to review eligibility and to apply!
City Coordination with Community Partners
Montrose County Public Health is the lead agency in addressing the public health response to COVID-19 in Montrose. Daily updates along with important information can be found at MontroseCounty.net/COVID19. Montrose County has set up an information hotline at 970.252.4545.
The City of Montrose is in constant contact with local and state health agencies to receive up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.The city is also actively working with our community partners in health care, government, and education to monitor the status of COVID-19 in Colorado and the Montrose area. The public welfare of all residents in the city and the greater Montrose area continues to be our utmost priority.
The city is implementing and adjusting its action plan to make sure that city services continue uninterrupted while taking reasonable precautions to protect city employees.
Carefully follow suggested preventative measures and instructions from government agencies and stay informed with the latest information about the virus from reliable sources. Individuals who are worried about this or any respiratory virus, like the flu, can protect themselves by practicing thorough hygiene, staying home whenever possible, and practicing social distancing.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
For the most current information concerning the status of local response efforts and governmental instructions and orders, please see the "Current Updates and Information" tab on this page.