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Thursday March 26, 2020 SitRep

Teller County Public Health & Environment Po Box 928 * Divide, CO 80814 * (719) 687-6416 * Fax (719) 687-6501

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Time: 4:30PM

The State of Colorado Public Health Order to Stay At Home 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://www.tellercovid.com.

The Teller County Sheriff has directed his deputies to inform and educate the public about complying with the Stay at Home Order. Deputies will not be stopping vehicles or persons unless there is probable cause to do so. We are asking for voluntary compliance to the order.

Teller County now offers text and email alerts for important information related to COVID-19. Go to https://www.tellercovid.com/notificationsignup and register to be included.

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Teller County COVID-19 Virus Case Count information remains the same as was reported yesterday (3/25/2020):

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

  • Four (4) additional individuals have been reported ill, with the investigation 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. Educate yourself with official information. Let's help stop the spread of misinformation. #tellerstrong

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Remember, Teller County 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.

Planning for the Future

  • Teller County COVID-19 Response Team has identified an alternate facility as a surge hospital site in case our local hospital becomes overwhelmed.

  • We are assisting local first responders in obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so they can continue to serve the public.

  • 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.

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Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce (updated links)

· Takeout Takeover

https://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/resources/takeout-takeover.html

· Business Listings

https://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/resources/woodland-park-teller-county-divide-cripple-creek-florissant-victor.html

· Business Resources

https://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/resources/business-resources-covid-19-crisis.html

How can you help?

There is an urgent need for blood. If you would like to do something to give back, you are healthy and eligible, please make an appointment.

Colorado Springs Blood Donation Center

3670 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 110

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2

North Academy Boulevard and

Austin Bluffs Parkway

Monday- Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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