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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:

It is imperative that we all recognize that COVID-19 is here, in our community, and circulating. Follow the parameters of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, 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 reduced spread of the virus. Testing for COVID-19 is limited and thus reserved for those who are critically ill, as determined by their health care provider, and for health-care workers who have known exposure or symptoms.

 

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 avaliable 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

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Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

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.

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