Garfield County receives Safer at Home variance
Garfield County received notification Saturday evening that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved five of the six items submitted for a Safer at Home variance.
The request gives the county a variance from portions of Colorado Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28.
Effective immediately, restaurants, houses of worship, fitness facilities and gyms may re-open at fifty percent of the posted occupancy code limit, provided they meet several additional requirements detailed in the variance request. Recreation areas and outfitters may also re-open. Social distancing requirements must still be met.
The request to re-open large tourist attractions was not approved, but will be re-evaluated June 1.
Specific information regarding the variance can be found at: garfield-county.com/board-commissioners/garfield-county-variance-request/.
A new Garfield Public Health Order will follow, with details to further clarify the approved variance in the next few days.
Local business owners and public entities may call Garfield County Public Health at 970-625-5200 x 8120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. – 11 a.m.
Monday – Friday
Call lines help you access available resources, 7 a.m. to 7 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
Líneas disponibles a llamar para asistir a la comunidad para informarles de recursos disponibles. Las líneas operan de Lunes a Viernes de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m. Llame al 970-945-9191.
Apply for assistance through our Human Services department
Paper applications for food, medical and adult financial assistance, Colorado Works/TANF, long term care and child support services can also be picked up at the following locations across Garfield County:
- Clark’s Market, 71 Sipprelle Dr., Parachute, CO
- Rifle DHS Office, 195 W. 14th, Rifle (by east facing front door)
- City Market, 1320 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO
- Wal-Mart, 1000 Airport Rd., Rifle, CO
- Dollar General, 332 Main St., Silt, CO
- City Market, 850 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle, CO
- Glenwood DHS Office, 108 8th, Glenwood Springs, CO (by Pitkin Ave. facing door)
- City Market, 1410 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO
- Glenwood Springs Wal-Mart, 3010 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO
- Carbondale City Market, 1051 CO 133, Carbondale
DO NOT leave any documents or applications at these sites. All applications and documents can be mailed to our Rifle office at 195 W. 14th St, Bldg. B, Rifle, CO 81650 or dropped off at the following locations:
- Rifle DHS Office, 195 W. 14th, Rifle (by east facing front door)
- Glenwood Springs DHS Office, 108 8th, Glenwood Springs, CO (by Pitkin Avenue facing front door)
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Mental health resources - COVID-19
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Colorado statewide Safer at Home Order
Coloradans are no longer ordered to stay home, but are strongly advised to stay at home.
- Critical businesses are still open.
- Non-critical businesses are open with restrictions.
- Stay at home as much as possible.
- Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face.
- Wear a face covering or mask when you leave your home.
- Connect with neighbors and loved ones virtually.
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.
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