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Total Pitkin County, Aspen, Shutdown A Possibility At Monday Meeting

Aspen Aspen Mountain is located in Pitkin County, Colorado.

COVID-19 is running rampant in Aspen and Pitkin County — unlike its neighbors — and members of the Pitkin County Board of Health knew Thursday that something needed to be done about it.

They just weren’t sure what.

“I need time to digest this,” Board Chairwoman Markey Butler said. “It’s really sad to see what’s going on.”

Decision time, instead, will come during a special meeting set for 1 p.m. Monday, during which members will consider three basic options — including a short-term, total shut-down — to try to lasso control of the virus in Aspen and Pitkin County. Public comment will be taken at the virtual meeting with a link to be posted soon on the county’s COVID-19 website.

Butler and county officials initially gave themselves a week until another meeting and a decision, but some members of the board felt that was too much time.

 Read the full story at AspenTimes.com

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