Mask Up and Do MORE in Garfield County
In an effort to remind visitors and residents how we can all help reverse the current trendline and start to lower the number of COVID cases in Garfield County, Public Health launches the Do MORE in Garfield County campaign.
The campaign features summer messages to be used by community businesses and organizations to help spread basic public health measures needed in the community and voices from across our community from our physicians, to local business owners, church leaders, elected officials, essential workers, and community members are sharing why they mask up.
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Regional COVID-19 testing strategy
Public health departments in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties are coordinating regional testing strategies for COVID-19, with testing being a key containment strategy to slow the spread of the disease. Health officials are seeking to improve capacity and decrease turn-around times, so that test results are available within 48 hours.
Increase in COVID cases may threaten Garfield County variance
A concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases could put Garfield County’s variance from the state in jeopardy. The county is now at 244 cases since the pandemic began, with 44 being diagnosed between June 8 and 21. The variance could be rescinded if the county sees 60 cases or more in any two-week period. More concerning is that the current pending variance request could be jeopardized, as well as the possible move into the next state-wide phase of Protect Our Neighbors.
Parachute police officer shares story of COVID-19 battle
Justin Mayfield, a 42-year-old Parachute Police Department sergeant, recently shared his struggle with COVID-19, and the lingering effects the disease is having on him.
Continue to use social distancing
Second COVID-19 positive patient dies in Garfield County
Garfield County Public Health extends its heartfelt sympathies to the family of a male in his 80’s who passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.
The man had underlying health conditions.
No further information is available at this time.
New CDC advisory: Use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC on homemade cloth face coverings
Governor Polis: Colorado Mask Campaign
On Friday, April 3, Governor Polis announced the Colorado Mask Campaign encouraging Coloradans to wear non-medical cloth face coverings when leaving the home for essential business.
Colorado Mask Campaign
Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19
Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus.
This executive order means Coloradans should not be leaving their homes except for critical activities including:
- Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine
- Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
- Seeking medical care
- Caring for dependents or pets
- Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
- Cannabis and liquor stores will remain open
- Or participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties
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.
Key COVID-19 info
Symptoms/concerns: 970-625-5200 and 970-945-6614: English/Español
Community 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
Local volunteer opportunities: 970-456-2804