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County abandons Protect Our Neighbors status to remain with Stay at Home level

Phillips County is no longer awaiting word on gaining Protect Our Neighbors certification with regard to COVID-19-related executive orders from Governor Jared Polis.

Too many strings were attached to the Governor’s Aug. 7 executive order, which amended Protect Our Neighbors status, according to Phillips County commissioner Terry Hofmeister.

While there were some things that Hofmeister said he liked in the amendment, he noted that the requirement to enforce guidelines and public health orders took it out of the realm of doability.

Law enforcement agencies in the area are not willing to sign off...


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