The city has allocated a portion of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act)funds to provide local nonprofit organizations and child care providers financial assistance to address unexpected expenses resulting from the COVID-19 emergency. Get more info...
City Councilors met online for a virtual work session Monday morning, May 4, to get an update on city operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss a number of contract award recommendations along with an update on the 2021 budget. Read on...
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.
City of Montrose Response and Updates
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.
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.
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
Mandatory Mask Order
Executive Order D 2020 138 is a mandatory statewide mask order that went into effect at midnight on July 16, 2020, and will be in effect for 30 days. It may be extended.
Fast facts about the order
The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:
- When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
- While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.
People who do not have to wear a mask include:
- People who are 10 years old and younger.
- People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
- Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.
Research shows that people who have no symptoms can spread COVID-19. Wearing a non-medical face mask helps minimize the spread of the virus. Instructions for making homemade masks can be found at the Colorado Mask Project.
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.