2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
Garfield County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are closely monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak.
CDPHE has established an internal Incident Management Team to monitor the situation, and review guidance being issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. The state is providing local health departments information through statewide public health calls, communication resources, and updates on current epidemiology and investigation activities.
New COVID-19 testing information
Aspen to Parachute
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 and high risk. 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:
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Protect your health
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