Routt County extends local disaster order for 12th time |

Routt County extends local disaster order for 12th time

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Routt County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved extending the local emergency disaster declaration until April 2 on Tuesday.

This is the 12th resolution and comes a day after Gov. Jared Polis extended the state emergency declaration Monday. The declaration is an administrative tool to help the county secure funding and other resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The original local emergency declaration was signed March 16, 2020. The latest extension of the order means the county will have been under a local emergency order for a full year.

Polis first issued a declaration of disaster in Colorado on March 10 with the federal government declaring a similar national order March 13.

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