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. 

Public Health Order 10 - upholding Executive Order 2020 138 Ordering Individuals in Colorado to wear Non-Medical Face Coverings, and requiring all persons to wear a Face Covering while waiting in line to enter any Public Indoor Space or when congregating outside of any Public Indoor Space - effective 6:00PM July 28, 2020 - August 27, 2020.

Confirmed Cases- as of August 1, 2020, 9:00AM:

Press Releases regarding cases and COVID-19 related deaths

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

  • TOTAL OF 13 POSITIVE CASES IN OURAY COUNTY - 1 non-resident case
  • 550 total tests administered- 476 individuals tested (individuals may be tested more than once)
    • 83.61% Test by PCR
    • 16.39% by Serology (Anti-body testes are considered suspected positives from CDPHE)
  • 535 negative
  • 2 suspected positives (anti-body tests)
  • 21 pending
  • From Mountain Medical:
    • 157 Tests Administered 
    • 4 Confirmed Positives
    • 134 negative
    • 19 pending
  • From Ouray County Public Health:
    • 55 Administered
    • 51 negative
    • 2 positive
    • 2 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 Local Disaster Emergency Declaration made March 17, 2020

July 1,2020 - Ouray County Facilities have reopened to the public. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Capacity in each County Facility is limited. Please click links below for more facility-specific regulations and capacity limits.

Governor Polis has issued a Protect-Our-Neighbors framework for the state. Click here for the latest information on the Outbreak of COVID-19.

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 - ALLOWED BY STATE ORDER. 
  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
  3. Ouray County Variance Request from portions of Public Health Order 20-28 regarding local pools and hot springs- DENIED - July 28, 2020

Click here for more information on 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