Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

If you have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or even mild, early symptoms that you suspect might be COVID-19), don’t wait for a test to self-isolate. Call your healthcare provider only if your illness becomes more severe, especially if you are experiencing shortness of breath. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms. People who are not at high risk of severe illness may not need to be evaluated in person or tested for COVID-19. Not everyone with symptoms will be tested right away. 

Confirmed Cases- as of  June 4, 2020, 8:45AM:

Press Releases regarding cases and COVID-19 related deaths

Additional Ouray County and State COVID case details may be viewed here. 

  • TOTAL OF 8 POSITIVE CASES IN OURAY COUNTY - 7 recovered, 1 death
  • 168 total tests administered 
    • 73.81% Test by PCR
    • 26.19% by Serology (Anti-body testes are considered suspected positives from CDPHE)
  • 158 negative
  • 2 suspected positives (anti-body tests)
  • 0 pending
  • From Mountain Medical:
    • 71 Tests Administered 
    • 2 Confirmed Positives
    • 1 Presumptive Positive
    • 61 negative
    • 7 pending

Ouray County Daily COVID-19 Health Evaluation Questionnaire

This form is completely voluntary, and will only be used by the Ouray County Public Health Agency to monitor COVID-19 within our community. By tracking symptoms associated with COVID-19, critical data will be available that can enhance the tracking of this virus. 

Ouray County COVID-19 Proposed Business Plan (PBP)

This voluntary form is designed to collect information that can help in the development of policies and procedures to assist in phased re-opening of Ouray County Businesses.

Ouray County Public Health Orders in Effect - pursuant to Ouray County Local Disaster Emergency Declaration made March 17, 2020

Ouray County Offices are closed to the public until further notice. Offices are still open for business, click here for more information on offices and contact information.

Governor Polis has issued a "Safer at Home" order for all Coloradans effective April 27, 2020 and subsequently amended. Click here to view the Safer at Home Resource Page.

Variance Applications:

  1. Ouray County Variance Request from the Safer-At-Home Executive Order for the operation of short-term, vacation-style rentals, such as those arranged through an online hosting platform such as, but not limited to VRBO or Airbnb - PENDING
  2. Ouray County Variance Request from portions of Safer-At-Home Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28 regarding restaurants and recreation-APPROVED May 27, 2020

The United States Forest Service (USFS) has announced fire restrictions and closures of all developed recreation sites. Click here for more information on closures in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests

Contact Us

  1. Questions?

    • Ouray County COVID-19 Hotline: (970) 626-5484
    • Colorado Hotline: 1-877-462-2911
    • 2-1-1 Colorado

    Community Resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Unified Command Updates and Meeting Agendas
  3. Resources
  4. State Public Health Orders