Coronavirus Update COVID-19: Updated daily with latest information and resources

What you need to know
COVID 19 Information

TOWN OF LARSPUR:
Larkspur Mayor Marvin Cardenas declares local Disaster Emergency for the town of Larkspur due to coronavirus.
Please click HERE for more information.

COLORADO STATE:
The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information. CLICK HERE FOR THE COLORADO COVID 19 WEBSITE

Colorado, lanza una nuevo sitio web sobre el COVID-19. Esta página será la principal fuente de información relacionada con el COVID-19 e incluye respuestas coordinadas a nivel estatal. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

DOUGLAS COUNTY:
Douglas County has more information regarding local concerns and issues. Please click HERE to be directed to their website.

TRICOUNTY Health Department: http://www.tchd.org/ 


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

The Department of Human Services is still able to provide services including virtual disaster assistance safely even in light of recent COVID-19 cases in Douglas.  Older adults who may be at higher risk may be especially interested in these online options.  We encourage residents to seek out credible COVID-19 information sources such as:

Tri-County Health Department
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CDC COVID-19
 

Call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org

Although the Department of Human Services building is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, the Department will continue to provide services and information safely online, by phone and by U.S. mail.

Please continue to report all suspicions of child or adult abuse or neglect to 1.844.264.5437. This line is answered 24 hours day, 7 days a week, year-round. 

Please call 303.688-4825 for all questions and/or assistance regarding our services. Department staff will be answering calls and providing assistance during the business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You can apply for the following programs by accessing the Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com:

Food Assistance
Cash Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Child Care Assistance
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) for first-time moms
Head Start
Healthy Steps
School Nutrition Programs
Preschool Special Education
Early Intervention Colorado for Infants, Toddlers and Families (EI Colorado)
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
SafeCare Colorado


CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION:

ADVISORY! Persons who are over the age of 60 or have an underlying heart condition, lung condition, or diabetes is advised to reconsider their attendance of public meetings or events.

SYMPTOMS: Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
1. Fever
2. Cough
3. Shortness of breath

Click HERE for what to do if you become infected (English)
Haga clic aquí para saber qué hacer si se infecta (español)

Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
    • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection.
  • 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 a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

It is recommended that if you start to feel sick, that you remain at home

It is a legal mandate that if you are diagnosed with Coronavirus you are required to be Quarantined.

Click HERE for more information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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