VIDEO: Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock said he disagrees with the statewide order on in-person dining, saying that decision should’ve been made locally for the county's 4,900 residents.
We’ve got jobs — people not going back to work. We’ve got small businesses that are not being able to operate. Pollock said the hit to the economy will be “significant.” Already, fewer people are traveling. He tells 2News:
We’re not telling people to stay away. You have 93% of this county that’s federal public land. There’s a huge area for people to visit.
Still, state health officials are encouraging social distancing — staying at least 6 feet away from others and limiting the size of groups.
Fewer people are at Bear Lake, although this is the slow season, said Rosalie Noorda, who leads the local Chamber of Commerce.