Isolation is tough, ya'll.
Daily Camera published earlier but BoCo had its second COVID death, announced today.
Avg age: 47
Hospitalized under age 60: 6
52 under investigation at hospitals
27 ICU beds
No shortages right now, Zayach says
42 ICU-capable beds
3 of 6 hospitals will have enough masks over next 2 weeks
Apologies I misspelled his name in an earlier tweet. Moving fast.
"The reason these orders are so critically important is we want to prevent the spread" throughout the population.
We can reduce steepness of that curve, "if we don't have control on the back end" (monitoring, community-based testing and capacity/containment) "we could see surges back in our community again."
We could start running out of beds in mid-April as this peaks. Any comment? Is that credible?
Apologies; technical difficulties.
Zayach: I didn't, I'm sorry but we should be able to do that.
"Right now, our testing capacity is pretty limited, so I would not want it to lead us to believe that's where the cases are or are not."
Will follow up.
85% of shifts are filled through April 3, BUT....
It was supposed to go back to weather-triggers tonight.
BSH = Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
SWS = Severe weather shelter
"Typically those are individuals coming well after the center has closed."
Firnhaber's slide says this is bad bc it discourages use of service and doesn't get ppl into housing.
Yes, Firnhaber says: We've advanced them $$$ they were getting later in the year. Looking at additional funds. More info coming soon (in this presentation)
We'll know more "in the next few days."
Joseph: I saw the county's info but must have missed the city's. "If you say it's up there, it's up there."
"There were a few pieces of land that maybe, potentially could have worked but there's certainly no ideal sites."
Her dept trying to figure out what's in the CARES Act.
"It's been well received," Bowden says. I bet!
I used to work there but I've forgotten.
"Although Boulder was largely spared by the Great Recession," we anticipate that will not be the case with COVID.
The 2021 budget may "certainly" be impacted by COVID further bc of property taxes
But they are projections. That's the point I was trying to make. So much is still unknown.
For city revenue generally: No more parking meter $$. No more revenue from certain types of tickets, bc courts are shut down.
In using reserves, "we feel to go much lower than 15% would be a pretty dangerous thing to do."
I think they did this the last time in 2017-2018...? When they faced their last gap.
Yes, staff says.
Yes, Doelling says.
State will decide.
State can apply for $2.2B, minus what those four counties get. They don't have to share it with cities and counties.
Yes, Doelling says. Not *all* revenues, but our major revenue sources.
"I wouldn't wait until April 28 to share new information, especially if it gets worse."