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Friday, March 27, 2020 Sit Rep


Teller County Public Health & Environment

Po Box 928 * Divide, CO 80814 * (719) 687-6416 * Fax (719) 687-6501


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 Time: 4:30PM


Please remember that Governor Polis’ State of Colorado Public Health Stay At Home Order went into effect at 6:00 AM on Thursday, March 26 and will remain in effect through April 11, 2020. The complete order can be found at https://covid19.colorado.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs.

Stay up-to-date with local COVID-19 Virus information at: https://www.tellercovid.com.

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE: Teller County Sheriff’s deputies, Cripple Creek Police Department and Woodland Park Police Department will not be stopping vehicles or persons unless there is probable cause to do so. Law enforcement personnel have been directed to inform and educate the public about complying with the Stay at Home Order. Residents are asked to voluntarily comply with the order. We are not asking for work or travel “papers.” It is critically important that all people help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Educate yourself with official information. Let's help stop the spread of misinformation. #tellerstrong

Remember, Teller County and collaborative local agency partners will never send you requests for money online or over the phone, so don’t respond to any email or text request to send money.

TELLER COUNTY ALERTS: Register now to receive text and email alerts for important information related to COVID-19. Go to https://www.tellercovid.com/notificationsignup and receive notifications for the latest updates.

The State of Colorado announced new features in the myColorado mobile app to support Governor Polis’ order to stay at home. The myColorado app offers convenient access to COVID-19 information and 17 additional Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services. Residents are encouraged to download myColorado in the Apple App Store or Google Play and utilize the State’s many online services while staying at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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WOODLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT’S plan for daily meal distribution is compliant with the State of Colorado “Stay at Home” order.

Grab & Go meals will be available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on Monday, March 30. There will be two meals per container – that day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Saturday and Sunday meals, along with Monday morning breakfast, will be available on Fridays. All meals are being provided at no charge.

The 3 distribution locations are:

  • Gateway Elementary (Bus Loop)

  • Summit Elementary (Student drop-off/pick-up loop)

  • Florissant Grange parking area

Please be aware that this is a drive-up service. There will be no need to exit vehicles and there will be no building access for parents and students. Student walk-ups will also be served if not being transported by an adult. At least one student must be present with an adult picking up meals.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications will be available at each distribution point for those interested.

The School District asks that any family member with a fever, any symptoms, or exposure to the Coronavirus refrain from coming to food distribution locations. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.

For additional information, contact sschubloom@wpsdk12.org

TELLER COUNTY COVID-19 CASES:

No additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Teller County during the past 24 hours. COVID-19 Virus Case Count information remains the same as was reported yesterday (3/26/2020):

  • Three (3) individuals have tested positive with lab-confirmed tests (including one COVID-19-related death)

  • Four (4) additional individuals have been reported ill, linked to other positive cases in Teller County

  • Seven (7) total identified cases

Please note that there may be a difference between the numbers provided in this update and what is reflected on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) COVID-19 website. Those numbers reported on CDPHE’s website are lab-confirmed cases and may have a reporting delay. Visit the CDPHE COVID-19 case data page at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/case-data

Teller County Public Health and Environment is using the 2-1-1 call center. Any calls that require additional information will be logged and Public Health personnel will call back.

Please DO NOT go to an emergency room, urgent care, or hospital or call 911 unless you are experiencing a true medical emergency. We must keep these medical resources available to true medical emergencies.

For a list of resources available throughout Teller County during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://www.tellercovid.com/. This will be updated regularly with new resources.

For additional information from the State of Colorado, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/

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Please go directly to official sources of information coming from the Teller County Combined Joint Information Center. You can find that information at www.tellercovid.com. This site is updated constantly. Our agency partners, including the City of Woodland Park and the City of Cripple Creek, are also part of this Joint Information Center.

Planning for the Future

  • Newmont Mining Company has provided “excess” Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from their stock to help protect our 1st responders, medical personnel, caregivers, and others working with COVID-19 patients.

  • We are working with all businesses that remain open during the Stay At Home order to assist them in getting customers in and out in the safest and most effective way possible, while still maintaining appropriate social distances.

  • The Teller County COVID-19 Response Team is working with the local Long-Term Care centers to make sure they are receiving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect their employees and the our most at-risk populations at these centers.

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Business Certification for Social Distancing

If your business is not on the list of authorized businesses under the Stay At Home order, but the business is able to remain open and comply with the social distancing requirement that all employees remain at least six feet apart at all times, the business can complete self-certification to remain open. Guidance and the self-certification form can be found at this link https://covid19.colorado.gov/sites/covid19/files/Critical%20Business%20Self%20Certification.pdf

THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC.

PLEASE BE WELL AND STAY #TELLERSTRONG!

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