We'll be getting our customary update and then diving into economic stuff with a forecast from CU's Rich Wobbekind and Brian Lewandowski, then modeling from the city on likely budget impacts.
Last week: 86
This week: 151
I feel like we've heard that before, but Zayach sounds firm and positive on this.
"It's a no-win situation... none of that is being taken (for) granted.... This virus is going to leave scars on all of us for years to come."
119 hospitalized, to date
100 investigations pending
14 avg daily new cases
Long-term care facilities:
There was a spike on April 22 but ONLY because there was a delay in entering data... "That is not reflective of actual new cases we saw that day."
Perhaps unsurprising, given that I think Douglas and BoCo have the highest incomes as well.
"It's going to be really important for people to take seriously."
And increased access to testing and care.
Zayach: I'm not sure at the state level. They are definitely working on finding supplies, but I would not say the supply chain has "broken free" by any measure.
Zayach: "Yes there is evidence that demonstrate that masks reduce the spread of the disease. ... They absolutely reduce the spread of droplets and the disease."
Zayach: We're definitely looking at that.
"We are evaluating that and will make a decision this week at some point."
Zayach: There is guidance but I don't want to misstate it, bc I don't remember it all.
Also a reminder: St. Anthony's North will be open by mid-May for "decompression."
"Our council is completely behind you."
Zayach: No, not based on data we're seeing. But Vissers would need to confirm.
Zayach: I have not heard what kind of results they're seeing.
Maybe making it mandatory would help with that.
Yes, Carr says.
Yes, Engagement Manager Sarah Huntley says.
Brautigam: Idk bc I've been staying home and have not been on the trails.
Aspen's exempts kids under 2. So ours could be altered pretty easily as the science evolves.
Friend in favor of this.
That was in response to a Weaver q.
Yes, Burke says.
Weaver: Is there a reason you can't do that now?
Burke: "Every situation is a judgement."
Burke: "We're already maxing out all of our education and outreach staff (and) repurposing several individuals" to work in those roles. We could bring back volunteers but don't want to do so while it's unsafe.
Young: Is it expensive?
Burke: It's a small number. "We've already busted our yearly budget for signage this year." But we wouldn't let it not happen bc of expense. It's having a good effect.
Burke: Based on weekend numbers, we are still likely getting people from farther away but it's hard to know.