Aspen – Parachute region
COVID-19 Community update from Aspen Valley Hospital, Grand River Health, Valley View Hospital, Garfield County Public Health and Pitkin County Public Health
Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 HELP HOTLINE:
If you are ill, or have concerns about exposure to COVID-19 call:
970-429-6186 (English and Spanish)
Hotline hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
Testing is generally not necessary for mild symptoms and is being reserved for our most critically ill and high risk. A formal diagnosis of COVID-19 will not change the priority to self-isolate if you are experiencing manageable symptoms.
As a community, the most important thing we can do right now is to practice social distancing.Click below to complete our self-report forms
Haga clic a continuación para llenar nuestros formularios de autoinforme
We now have two survey documents available for self-reporting in our community. The first document is only for people experiencing COVID-like symptoms (such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath).
Ahora tenemos dos encuestas disponibles donde usted mismo puede reportar su síntomas en nuestra comunidad. El primer documento es solo para personas experimentando síntomas similares a COVID (como tos, fiebre o problemas respiratorios).
The second is a form for everyone in the community, with or without symptoms, to report on the status of your mental health, isolation and social distancing practices. We want to hear from you!
El segundo formulario es para toda la comunidad, con o sin síntomas, a informa sobre el estado de su salud mental, aislamiento y distanciamiento social. ¡Queremos escuchar de usted!
Guidance for businesses regarding COVID-19 testing
Garfield County Public Health urges employers to follow this guidance regarding COVID-19 testing of employees. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers should not require a positive COVID-19 test result, or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick, to validate their illness; qualify for sick leave; or to return to work.
I have symptoms and think that I may have been exposed to COVID-19:
- If you develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, manage your symptoms at home, as you would if you had the flu. If you feel you cannot manage your symptoms, call your healthcare provider. It is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room.
- DO NOT go to an emergency room to get a test for COVID-19 unless you are having a medical emergency. For COVID-19, that means severe respiratory symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
- Tell the provider:
- Your symptoms
- If you know or suspect you had direct close contact with someone who had COVID-19
- If you traveled to areas where widespread community transmission is occurring (both foreign or domestic)
- Testing is not necessary for mild symptoms and is being reserved for the most critical cases.
- A formal diagnosis of COVID-19 will not change the priority to self-isolate.
I don’t feel good; do I have to self-isolate and for how long?
- If you have
fever, cough, or shortness of breath stay home and isolate yourself until:
- Fever has been gone for at least 72 hours (without the use of medicine) AND
- Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND
- At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
- Anyone in your household that you have had close contact with (within six feet for approximately 10 minutes) should self-quarantine (stay home) for 14 days, even if you haven’t been tested for COVID-19.
Where can I get help for basic needs during COVID?
Feeling ill or concerned? COVID-19 hotline 970-429-6186: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for emergency notifications www.garco911.com
Why isn’t the public health and
medical community testing more people?
- We do not have the testing capacity to test everyone.
- We want to be able to devote all available resources to be able to take care of our most critically ill.
- We need to protect our health care providers by not exposing them
to potential illness.