July 29, 2020: Routt County, CO, has hired Roberta Smith as Interim Public Health Director to help lead the local fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The change comes after Kari Ladrow, the former Public Health Director, announced her resignation earlier in the month. Her last day was Friday. Ladrow was splitting her time between Routt and Moffat counties and now serves solely as the Public Health Director for Moffat County. Smith has spent most of her career working with infectious disease management. From 1999 to 2007, she coordinated the influenza immunization program for the Colorado Department of Health & Environment. She also served as the Occupational Health Manager for the department.