Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Sit Rep

Teller County Public Health and Environment has received notification of two (2) additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Teller County. In one case, COVID-19 contributed to death. Public Health is conducting the official case investigations and will be completing notification of any close contacts of the identified cases.

Teller County Public Health and Environment has completed investigation of the first lab-confirmed case identified on Monday, March 23, and notifications have been sent to affected individuals and/or entities. Individuals who have been notified of possible exposure to the first case are required to self-quarantine and/or self-isolate as appropriate for the recommended time period defined in the notification.

All official case counts are verified and communicated through Public Health. It is important to note that information and case counts are changing rapidly and are only confirmed through public health notification at this time.

If you become ill, self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms. A person should remain in self-isolation until all three of the following conditions are met: no fever for at least three (3) days (without fever-reducing medication), AND improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) AND at least seven (7) days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

So our capabilities aren’t unnecessarily overwhelmed, please do not go to an emergency room, urgent care, or hospital or call 911 unless you are experiencing a true medical emergency.

For additional information and updated case counts, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 website at

There are no current orders to stay at home in Teller County.

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.

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

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

Aspen Mine Center (719) 689-3584 Mon-Fri9am-4pm

Priority services available:

Food Assistance including Food Pantry and Commodities Program

Unemployment Information and Support with Pikes Peak Workforce Center and Community Partnership

Emergency Financial Assistance available on case by case basis

Ongoing Community Outreach and Case Management including Senior Advocacy and Reassurance Calling

Clothes Closet Available on case/case emergency basis

Community Partnership Family Resource Center (719) 686-0705 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Serves as a clearing house, connecting family needs with resources; and Resources for Parents and Early Childhood Food boxes can be scheduled for delivery or pick up

Ongoing Community Outreach and Case Management for Families

Emergency Financial Assistance available on case by case basis

Volunteer Coordination

Coordination of donated goods and services

Storehouse Ministries 719-229-4512 Mon-Thurs 9am-12noon

Emergency Financial Assistance

Firewood Delivery

Household Goods

Medical Lending Closet

Emergency Food Bags

Faith-based Volunteer Coordination

Teller Senior Coalition 719-687-3330 ext 2 Mon 9am-3pm

Case Management for Seniors

Delivery of meals to the Homebound Senior Population

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

Wellness calls

Little Chapel Food Pantry (719) 322-7610 2nd and 4th Monday 4:30 -6:00pm

Food Distribution Drive through 2 X/month only

Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County/SOAR

Message from the Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County - In order to curb some of the distancing curve, we will host upcoming Nonprofit Cooperative meetings via webinar. In the end, it makes it easier to recover because systems remain in place. The training is also very powerful with April 14th focused on volunteers. Let me know if you'd like an invite to attend:

This Thursday SOAR hosts the first free Webinar related to a nonprofit dealing with the current state of affairs. It's called "Fruitful Fundraising - Recovering From a Canceled Event." The link to register is here:

Rescheduled: Social Media in our Backyard

This event was happening on April 30th with Kevin Knebl coming to town and training on social media at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Now, it is scheduled for September 24th.

Reserving a space for the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Woodland Park

This event is now under the wings of SOAR and the Nonprofit Cooperative. We're taking pledges instead of payments. If your nonprofit wants a space at this event, send a message to and a map will be provided so you can pick your prime location. A space is $60 for a nonprofit and $40 for a second space (two spaces do not have to be adjoining). There's a $25 fee for electricity. Total up and "pledge to pay" on June 1. By then, we'll know if this event is indeed moving forward. Email or call Gayle with questions - (719) 233-9902

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