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Questions about COVID-19? Call the CO HELP hotline: 1-303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

If you are symptomatic and want to be seen by a doctor call your medical facility in advance. If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.

COVID-19 Information and Resources:

 

July 31, 2020 Lake County COVID-19 Community Briefing Open PDF

July 30, 2020 Governor’s Ninth Amended Public Health Order Open PDF

July 24, 2020 Lake County COVID-19 Community Briefing Open PDF

July 23, 2020 Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors – Governor’s Alcohol Policy Open PDF

July 17, 2020 Lake County COVID-19 Community Briefing  Open PDF

July 17, 2020 Governor Polis’ Executive Order for Mandatory Face Masks Open PDF

July 9, 2020, Lake County COVID-19 Community Briefing Open PDF

July 9, 2020, Modifications in Case Count Reporting Open PDF

July 9, 2020, IPAWS Announcement Open PDF

July 3, 2020, Lake County Community Briefing  Open PDF

July 1, 2020, Amendment to Reclose Bars Open PDF

June 22, 2020, Amended Lake County Public Health Order  Open PDF

June 14, 2020, Amended & Restated Standing Lake County Public Health Orders, Open PDF

June 3, 2020, Lake County Public Health Town Hall video, watch here

June 3, 2020, Lake County COVID-19 Community Briefing, Open PDF

June 1, 2020, Lake County Public Health Agency Submits Variance Request to CDPHE  Open PDF

May 28, 2020, COVID-19 Briefing   Open PDF

May 26, LCPHA Amended Safer at Home Open PDF

May 25, Onsite Dining and Lodging  Open PDF 

April 30, 2020, COVID-19 Testing Costs Coverage Open PDF

April 24, 2020, LCPHA Safer at Home Order  Open PDF

April 23, 2020 –  news regarding antibody testing and new criteria for COVID-19 testing.  Open PDF

It is imperative that we all recognize that COVID-19 is here, in our community, and circulating. Practice social distancing, isolate yourself for 14 days if you are sick – or have been exposed to a person who is sick, and wash your hands frequently.

  • Why is testing not widespread? Lab confirmation on COVID-19 tests is taking approximately one week. Testing is not considered to be part of the solution in reducing the current spread of COVID-19. Practicing the recommended precautions will lead to the reduced spread of the virus

When testing is performed, the tested individual receives education about self-isolating for themselves and self-quarantine for their non-symptomatic close contacts.

 

 

  • What happens when a positive case is confirmed? When a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed Lake County Public Health Agency takes the following steps:The person will be contacted and notified to determine next steps for them and their close contacts, (i.e. family members, significant others and housemates).  If one of their contacts is symptomatic, they are considered a probable case and will not be tested.  They will be asked to self-isolate for the appropriate amount of time.  If they have no symptoms, they will be asked to self-quarantine for the appropriate amount of time.If the infected person is hospitalized at the time of confirmation they will remain under medical care in the hospital until their condition improves.  If they are discharged they, and their close contacts, will be given self-isolation and self-quarantine instructions –related to their symptoms.

 

If isolation is causing hardship for the person in getting daily needs met, they can contact Lake County Human Services to learn about resources at 719-486-2088.If you have flu-like symptoms, call your medical provider. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Telehealth computer screen with Dr. PetryTelehealth and remote physician visits are now available at:

Rocky Mountain Family Practice

St. Vincent Medical Clinic

St. Vincent Physical Therapy

 

 

St. Vincent Hospital 719-486-0230

The COVID-19 test price at St. Vincent Hospital is: $205.00

What is community spread and social distancing? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus mask update:

Research shows that DIY masks can help block the spread of COVID-19, especially by preventing people who are asymptomatically infected from spreading the disease unknowingly. That’s why government officials—including Governor Jared Polis—are recommending their widespread use.

However, given the current mask shortages impacting medical professionals, it’s essential that the general public leaves the supply of N95 medical masks to healthcare workers.

Don’t have access to a mask?  Face coverings can be made of things like old t-shirts, bandanas and sheets (from household items or made at home from common materials). After wearing the face-covering or mask out in public, people should put them in a heated wash, before washing their hands and face.

Check out this link to learn more: www.coloradomaskproject.com

CDC face mask recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

Stay informed CO HELP: Novel coronavirus hotline Sources for public health information

For answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more:

Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Lake County COVID-19 Facebook page with all official information: https://www.facebook.com/COVID19LakeCountyCO/

CDPHE updates

Email COHELP@RMPDC.org

Facebook (facebook.com/CDPHE) and Twitter (@CDPHE)

CDC Corona Virus web page