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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:

  • We understand the growing concerns in our community and throughout Colorado regarding COVID-19 (Corona Virus 2019). The best thing people can do is stay informed from reliable sources and know the facts.
  • Please practice social distancing. Though there are no confirmed cases in Lake County, assume COVID-19 is in our community and circulating.
  • If you have symptoms and think you have been exposed, call a health care provider. Local providers include, but are not limited to:

Rocky Mountain Family Practice 719-486-0500

St. Vincent Medical Clinic: 719-486-0230

Testing Information:

Medical providers will determine when it is appropriate to test patients for COVID-19. Testing is based on a scientific and fact-based criteria established by the CDC.

St. Vincent Hospital and Rocky Mountain Family Practice are offering COVID-19 testing to patients who meet the CDC criteria. This may result in people asking for the test and being turned down. The CDC’s criteria are very thorough and following them permits us to assist in preserving resources such test kits and laboratories for those that are sick with the Corona virus.

People will not be tested for COVID-19 at the general request of their employer. The CDC is not requiring COVID-19 testing for the work environment as a measure of health or wellness.  If you or your employee is sick, stay home, self-isolate for 14 days and call your medical provider for advice if needed.  Please call in advance if you are planning to come to the hospital or clinics due to concerns about COVID-19.

Rocky Mountain Family Practice 719-486-0500

St. Vincent Hospital 719-486-0230

CDC Testing Criteria:

  1. Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in order to inform decisions related to infection control.
  2. Other symptomatic individuals such as, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for poor outcomes (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease).
  3. Any persons including healthcare personnel2, who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact3 with a suspect or laboratory-confirmed4 COVID-19 patient, or who have a history of travel from affected geographic areas5 (see below) within 14 days of their symptom onset.

What is community spread and social distancing? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses

You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60%  alcohol (handwashing tips).
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Stay home when you are sick and keep your children at home when they are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

If you are healthy:

  • Continue your normal daily routine. This means you can continue to participate in public gatherings such as work, school, or social activities.
  • Get your flu shot, and stay up-to-date on other routine childhood and adult immunizations.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or, at minimum, use an alcohol-based hand rub, which may be less effective than soap and water.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.

 

If you are sick:

  • Stay home
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirt sleeve.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or, at minimum, alcohol-based hand rub, which may be less effective than soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone else with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Get your flu shot, and stay up-to-date on other routine childhood and adult immunizations.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.

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

Lake County COVID-19 video update 3/13/20 - english

Lake County COVID-19 video update Spanish