Routt County Extends Local Emergency Declaration Until March 3rd, 2021
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, January 19, 2020 – The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously today and extended the local disaster declaration for another 30 days. The tenth Declaration was set to expire on February 2nd. The Eleventh Declaration will expire on March 3rd, 2021.
On March 13, 2020, the Routt County Chair, Tim Corrigan signed a Declaration of Local Disaster relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic. On March 16, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners ratified and extended the first Declaration of Local Disaster. This is the eleventh resolution extending the Emergency Declaration approved by the County Commissioners.
The declaration is an administrative tool that can help facilitate access to funding and other resources. Emergency declarations are a typical response to COVID-19. States, counties, and cities across the country are using them to ensure appropriate resources as available for response and recovery.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump declared a National Emergency on March 13, 2020, and that declaration continues. The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis issued a Declaration of a Disaster on March 10, 2020 and has reissued the emergency declaration every 30 days.
A PDF of the disaster declaration will be on covid19routtcounty.com. It is resolution number 2.