The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
If you have mild COVID symptoms and are able to manage them, you will probably not be tested for COVID at this time. We are reserving our tests for our most critically ill. If you are ill, please help our community by staying at home in self-isolation. Here is our valley’s (Aspen to Parachute) most recent guidance on testing:
The Human Services office in Rifle is open for limited services:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The Human Services office in Glenwood Springs is also open for limited services:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday
Call lines are available to assist the community with gaining access to available resources. Call lines operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; call 970-625-5282 or 970-945-9191.
Asistencia de comunidad
La oficina de DHS en Rifle estara abierto para servicios limitados:
9 a.m. a 11 a.m.
Lunes – Viernes
La oficina de DHS en Glenwood Springs estara abierto para servicios limitados:
9 a.m. a 11 a.m.
Martes - Viernes
Líneas disponibles a llamar para asistir a la comunidad para informarles de recursos disponibles. Las líneas operan de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. Llame al 970-945-9191.
Apply for assistance through our Human Services department
The Department of Human Services has seen a significant decrease in the number of applications that are being accessed at the remote locations. As a result we will be pulling all remote location boxes and applications. Applications for assistance will still be available at our two office locations in Rifle and in Glenwood Springs.
DHS has also seen a significant decrease in the amount of calls coming into our office. As a result we will be limiting phone coverage to business hours. Individuals will still be able to apply for emergency assistance via phone or paper application but please take note of our adjusted arrangements.
A long standing relationship with Colorado Mountain College is being updated and redesigned. GarCo Design Works will be closing and programming is being developed to meet the needs of our changing work force. Garfield County DHS appreciates the long standing relationship with Colorado Mountain College and looks forward to modernizing the workforce training they provide our clients.
Food resources / Lista de recursos alimentarios
Information for businesses and employees, or recently unemployed workers, experiencing economic distress due to the spread of COVID-19.
Mental health resources - COVID-19
Local crisis services
We'd like to help
We are all dealing with the difficulties and disruptions of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality of this illness is frightening, but the good news is we are all in this together. People from across the world are demonstrating immense courage and compassion during this crisis, and are helping one another to remain safe. It’s natural to be afraid, upset or depressed during times like these, and there are numerous resources for anyone feeling down that would like someone to talk to. An understanding and caring ear is just a phone call away. Reach out now to talk.
Colorado crisis services
We provide free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24/7/365.
Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER IMPLEMENTING VARIANCE FROM COLORADO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-28, AND SETTING STANDARDS FOR RESTAURANTS, PLACES OF WORSHIP, FITNESS FACILITIES AND GYMS, RECREATION, AND OUTFITTERS IN GARFIELD COUNTY
Effective Date: May 24, 2020
Garfield County enacts extended emergency declaration
It is hereby determined and declared that the presence of the COVID-19 virus within Garfield County constitutes and continues to be a local disaster emergency that warrants the mobilization of emergency response and the furnishing of aid and assistance.
The continuation of the declaration of local disaster emergency is necessary for the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County of Garfield, State of Colorado.
This continuation of the declaration of local disaster emergency shall be promptly filed with the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder and with the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and given prompt and general publicity.
The declaration of local disaster emergency shall remain in effect for the duration of the CDPHE Order on Social Distancing, as amended, or further action by the board.
Symptoms/concerns: 970-625-5200 and 970-945-6614 English/Español
Local volunteer opportunities: 970-456-2804
Emergency assistance: 970-625-5282 or 970-945-9191
Subscribe for updates: www.garfieldcounty.net
Email Public Health: email@example.com
Register for emergency notifications www.garco911.com
Media line (for media only): 303-900-2849
Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer for Medical and Public Health Professionals - register to volunteer
Help Colorado Now - statewide volunteers only
If you have symptoms and think you have been exposed, call a health care provider.
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state.
2-1-1 Live chat Dial 211 or (866) 760-6489 Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211
Garfield County emergency alerts