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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State moves Garfield County to orange on COVID-19 dial
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Garfield County into the orange, or “high-risk” category, on its COVID-19 dial. The Board of County Commissioners appealed to CDPHE earlier this week to remain in the yellow, or “concerned” category, noting that it more accurately reflects the situation in Garfield County.
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Sixth Garfield County resident passes away from complications due to COVID-19
NOVEMBER 12 – A Garfield County woman in her 80s has died from complications due to COVID-19. This is the sixth death in the county.
“She was receiving care in a hospital outside of the county,” said Yvonne Long, Garfield County Public Health Director. “Our condolences and thoughts are with the family. This is a sad reminder of how COVID can impact people, especially those in our more vulnerable populations.”
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
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
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