Due to a large increase in the number of cases and a data glitch in the reporting of those cases to the State of Colorado and Teller County Public Health and Environment, you may not be contacted directly by Teller County COVID-19 Case Investigators regarding Isolation and Quarantine instructions. Some results are not being reported to Teller County Public Health and Environment until after the initial isolation or quarantine period has passed.  Please be sure to follow the isolation and/or quarantine guidelines provided by our testing site personnel at the time of testing.  Please DON'T WAIT for someone to contact you. Be aware of the current guidance and be proactive in taking care of yourself and those around you!

Due to safety concerns, Teller County COVID Testing Check-in has been moved to the Hayden Divide Park in Divide.  You MUST check in at this new location to be tested.  If you DON’T check in at the park, and attempt to go straight to the test site, you will be re-routed to Hayden Divide Park to complete check in prior to testing.  Testing will continue to be completed at the Pikes Peak Community Club, 11122 W. Highway 24, Divide, CO 80814.

Please Note:  This applies to the Divide Testing Site ONLY.  It does not apply to the MAKO testing site in Cripple Creek.

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations have changed.  Teller County will follow the latest guidelines and recommendations. Click here for more information about Isolation and Quarantine and to read the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).  Thank you for your patience with our staff as we implement the most recent guidelines and provide information on the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape.

Report At Home Test Results at CDPHE Binax & Cue Reporting (colorado.gov)

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COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines for 5-11 year olds
Teller County Public Health & Environment is now offering the FDA authorized Pfizer vaccine for those 5-11. 

Vaccines are the strongest layer of protection we can offer our children against COVID-19 and other preventable illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended Pfizer vaccinations for children
ages 5-11

Click here for COVID-19 vaccine tips for parents and guardians: 

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Doses  

Moderna and Pfizer vaccine booster shots are available for those who received their initial series 6 or more months ago
Moderna boosters are available for 18 and older 
Pfizer boosters are available for 16 and older

 
Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters are also available for those 18 and older who were vaccinated 2 or more months ago 

 

Teller County COVID-19 Cases: 1/20/2022

Total Cases 

4,192

New Cases Since 1/19/2022

53

Number Of Deaths

55

Testing Calendar

**Testing will be cancelled if Woodland Park School District is cancelled or at the discretion of the Testing Branch Director

If WPSD has a delayed start the testing site will begin at normal operating hours for that day. **

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TESTING ELIGIBILITY

Who Can be Tested? 

  • Testing will be provided to all individuals who seek it 

    • Unless you have received a positive test in the last 90 days

  • Testing of children will be based on testing site discretion. Children who are not able to cooperate for insertion of a nasal swab will not be tested

 

What Are The Steps To Getting Tested?

  1. Drive to the designated testing site with a valid ID and park in the designated testing spot. 

  2. Stay in your car. A staff member wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment will come to your car to verify your information, collect specimen, and provide you with additional information. 

  3. Specimens are sent to the labratory and should be processed within three (3) days. 

  4. Your results will be emailed to you (be sure to provide an accurate email address). You will be provided with additional information about how to retrieve your results when you are tested. 

  5. Results are usually received 24-72 hours after testing. However, we cannot guarantee that results will be received by a specific time or date. 

For more information on viral testing and other testing that may be provided by healthcare providers visit the CDC website. 

 

Contact Tracing Update

 

Teller County Public Health & Environment is currently experiencing a high volume of cases and may not be able to complete contact tracing for all exposed individuals.

 

If you are a confirmed COVID-19 case (test positive), you may be contacted for a phone interview.  Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are infectious and are required to isolate.

 

Teller County Public Health & Environment recommends that confirmed positive individuals reach out to their close contacts to inform them of their potential exposure to COVID-19 with directions to quarantine.

 

You can find more information about next steps here.

Teller County Data Dashboard 

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© 2023 Teller County COVID-19 Combined Agency Unified Command Center. Information Provided by the Joint Information Center (JIC)