Longmont Rotary Club
April 13, 2021
Longmont Rotary
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Update on COVID-19
Epidemiologist, Michael Langona provided a COVID-19 update.  Prior to his retirement, Michael finished off his epidemiological career at Longmont United Hospital (2005-2018). Michael provided us with a primer review of the virus SARS CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19.  This all too familiar name breaks down as: CO-corona, VI-virus and D-disease.


Variant strains are now being identified.  Three variant strains have been identified in Boulder county. 

1)    B.1.1.7- First seen in United Kingdom/first seen in Colorado 1/31/21 (59 cases in Boulder county).

2)    B.1.427–First detected in Denmark/first seen in Colorado 2/8/21 (22 cases in Boulder county).

3)    P.1 —First detected in Brazil/first seen in Colorado 4/6/21  (4 cases in Boulder County).

4)    B.1.351-First detected in South Africa/seen in Colorado (none in Boulder County).

At this time, CDC has no data to suggest this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are transmitted through food, mosquitoes or ticks. A small number of pets worldwide, including dogs and cats, have been “reported” to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19.  Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.

Diagnostic testing continues to improve with accessibility and ease of testing.  Alternative testing options include: Rapid, point-of-care tests and at-home collection tests. The University of Colorado is perfecting a fast COVID salvia test.

For more information about trends in specific counties, check out the COVID Data Tracker from the CDC website:  

Receive current information on hospital utilization, levels of community transmission, current cases, vaccinations, deaths and laboratory testing.  In Boulder county some of these indicators are trending downward, however, we still need to be vigilant in our familiar safety protocols:

•       Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.

•       Stay 6 feet apart from others who don't live with you.

•       Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.

•       Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

•       Wash your hands often with soap and water

Rotary District Conference 
The annual Rotary District conference is scheduled for May 6th and 7th.  This event is virtual but can also include an in-person dinner if interested.  
April Birthdays 
Member Birthdays
Cindy Noble
April 10
Phyllis Dwyer
April 17
Christopher DiRosa
April 20
Dr. Craig Hovick
April 26
Frank Rainey
April 28
Wes Goodson
April 30
President's Message
Dave Ferro
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Hello Everyone,

The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  

A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.



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