“In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the state, we are asking residents to strongly reconsider any recreational, leisure, or non-essential work-related travel that will take them outside of our communities,” said Jordan Mathis, a health officer for Tricounty Health.
This information is pertinent to the community’s safety and should be heeded as a necessary precaution in order to protect the people in these counties.
Statewide, there are a total of 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as many cases in Colorado, specifically 27 in the Arapahoe, Douglas, and Adams counties which are adjacent to the Uintah Basin, causing the counties that we live in to be surrounded by places that are known to have the virus.
“Compliance with this advisory will aid our statewide efforts to limit the speed of the spread of the virus,” Mathis added, “and prevent our local and state healthcare resources from becoming overburdened.”
Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area, this travel advisory takes effect today, March 16, 2020, and will remain in effect until further notice.