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Monday, March 23, 2020 Sit Rep from Public Health

Teller County Public Health and Environment has received notification of the first lab–confirmed case of COVID-19 in Teller County. Case contact investigation is being conducted. Teller County Public Health and Environment conducts contact and communicable disease investigation of any identified cases. We can’t release personal information on individual cases, including specifics such as where they live or how/where they may have come in contact with the disease. As Teller County Public Health and Environment works on contact tracing, we will reach out to individual contacts, event coordinators, and/or facilities if there was a possible exposure in a public place to possibly post public notice.

With the shortage of testing supplies, we are aware that there may be other unconfirmed cases in Teller County. It is vitally important that the public continue to practice social distancing (at least 6 feet between individuals; do not attend any gathering of more than 10 people). If you feel may have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, you should self-quarantine for at least 14 days to see if you become ill.

If you become ill, self-isolate if you have symptoms for at least 3 days after resolution from fever (without fever-reducing medication), AND improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

DO NOT go to an emergency room, urgent care, or hospital and DO NOT call 911 unless you are experiencing a true medical emergency.

There are no current orders to Shelter-in-Place in Teller County.

For current, reliable information about COVID-19 in Teller County, visit www.co.teller.co.us, https://www.tellercovid.com/, or https://city-woodlandpark.org/

Remember, NEVER open or respond to any email or text request to send money on-line or over the phone.

Local Agencies Offering Modified Services:

Teller County Department of Human Services

The safest way to apply for benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic is to apply ON-LINE at Colorado.gov/PEAK.

Walk-in applicants will be asked to complete paperwork and given an appointment letter for a phone interview.

Woodland Park Office – 719-686-5518

Cripple Creek Office – 719-689-3584, Ext. 109

Community Partnership Family Resource Center – 719-687-0705

Community Partnership Family Resource Center (CP) remains open Monday-Friday 9-4 to assist Teller County families with emergency support. Please call 719-686-0705 for assistance. Evenings and weekends- please leave a voicemail and someone will return your call within 24 hours. Food boxes are available for pick up or delivery; please call to schedule.

Woodland Park School District

Spring Break is March 23-27; Remote learning will begin on March 31. Administration and teachers are currently preparing.

Will provide ‘grab and go’ meals at no cost beginning Monday, March 30, between 11AM and 2PM for students. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday at three pickup locations:

  • Woodland Park – Gateway Elementary School

  • Divide – Summit Elementary School

  • Florissant – Site TBD

Mueller State Park

Closing Visitors Center to public access.

Local Stores Offering Dedicated Hours for Teller County Residents Over 60

WalMart: Beginning March 24 - Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 am

Safeway: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 am

City Market: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 am

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