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Back Country Education Resource List

Public Health Orders and Press Releases:

Press Release: City of Ouray Outbreak - Feb 11, 2021

Press Release - City of Ouray Outbreak - January 22, 2021

Press Release - City Hall Closure - November 16, 2020

Ouray County Moving to Orange in the Safe At Home Dial

State of Colorado - State Mask Order - July 16, 2020

Ouray County Public Health Order 9 - Mandatory Masks

Seventh Amended Safer at Home Order

Sixth Amended Safer at Home Order

Fifth Amended Safer at Home Order

Fourth Amended Safer at Home Order

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

FAQs - Safety Guidelines for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping 

Press Release - City Cancels Independence Day Festivities


Public Health Order 8 - Amending Short Term Lodging Restrictions

Press Release - Ouray County Public Health Orders Updated

Gov. Polis - Safer At Home Guidelines

Gov. Polis Updates Coloradans on Safer At Home Plan
 - Presentation

Gov. Pollis 4-20-2020 Update - Modeling Report

Gov. Polis Presents Key Indicators That Will be Considered in Modifying Colorado’s Social Distancing Guidance

Letter from Gov. Polis Urging Hotel and Motel Owners to Provide Rooms for State’s Most Vulnerable 

How to Quarantine

Ouray County Public Health Announces First COVID-19 Death

Ouray County Public Health Order - Limiting activities of people as necessary to protect public health stay at home order

Ouray County Public Health Confirms Second COVID-19 Case

Ouray County Public Health Confirms First COVID-19 Case

Gov. Polis Sends Letter to Vice President Pence Requesting Additional PPE to Address Shortage

4-1-2020 COVID-19 Situation Report

Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay At Home Requirements (April 1, 2020) 

Multi-Industry Construction Guidance

March 29, 2020 - Special Message from Mayor Nelson

City of Ouray March 27, 2020 Press Release - Domestic Violence

FAQ's Governor's Orders

Critical Business Self-Certification Information and Form

State of Colorado Activates 2-1-1 Colorado to Connect Coloradans with Human Services Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

Press Release - Backcountry Activities Highly Discouraged Per Sheriff

CDPHE Guidelines for Restaurants Offering Raw and Bulk Foods

Press Release - National Guard Response Efforts

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

FAQ's - 50% Workforce Order

Attorney General Phil Weiser calls for a statewide pause on eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 state of emergency

Executive Order D2020 011 Temporary Suspension of Enforcement on On Premise Retailed Licensees and Breweries to Sell, Deliveries, or Provide Alcohol for Takeout. 

FAQ's - Public Health Orders

Public Health Order #1
- Notice of Public Health Order Closing Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gymnasiums and Non-Essential Personal Services Countywide

Public Health Order #2 - Notice of Public Health Order Implementing Limits On Mass Gatherings Countywide

Public Health Order #3 - Notice of Public Health Order Restricting Overnight Lodging Countywide. 

3-19-2020 COVID-19 Update

State of Emergency Press Release

Local Disaster Emergency Declaration

Emergency Ordinance #3

Small Business Resources:

Business Sector Meetings with Unified Command - Schedule and links

Poster - Please wear a mask

Poster - Handwashing 101

Poster - Mask Use

Poster - Stop the Spread

Emergency Ordinance for Business in City Right of Way - Presentation

Grow with Google COVID-19 Resources

Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Senior Only Shopping Days/Times/Stores

Plaindealer Special Rates for Advertising

Ouray Plaindealer Rate and Distribution Sheet

Local Grocery Store Respone Plans

Ouray Business Reduced Services and Closures List Resources - Office of Economic Development and Int'l Trade

Small Business Disaster Preparedness 

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments

Long Term Community Recovery Resources: 

Region 10 Economic Disruption + Loan Program Information

Southwest Colorado Business Recovery Group - Facebook

Southwest Colorado Business Recovery Information

Notes from Colorado Retail Council conference call 

Additional Resources:

Printable City Public Restrooms Sign

Western CO Immigrant Relief Fund - Memo

Western CO Immigrant Relief Fund - English Application

Western CO Immigrant Relief Fund - Spanish Application

Ouray County Business Owner Meetings - Agendas

SBDC - Loan Chart

CDC - Excessive Alcohol Use Information

For Providers and Community Leaders: Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Psychological Coping during a Disease Outbreak

Ouray County COVID-19 Resources

Paycheck Protection Program and Available Programs - SBDC

CARES ACT Support for Workers, Families, and Employers

Ouray County Response Fund

Tri County Health Network - Volunteer Efforts

Black Hills Energy Community Message

Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting regarding United Biomedical (“UBI”) Antibody Testing

USDA Announces Feeding Program Partnership in Response to COVID-19 

Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Rural Health Organization

Feeding America

Grant Opportunities 

Additional Grant Opportunities 

City Contacts:

Staff Directory
 - for direct phone numbers and email addresses.