COVID-19 Information

Chaffee’s Got HEART Campaign

CCPH encourages all residents in the “Heart of the Rockies” to continue to take HEART:

H - Hang at Home if Sick.

E - Excel at Handwashing. 

A - Always Wear a Mask Properly in Public.

R - Respect Social Distancing.

T - Test If You Have Symptoms. 


Take the Chaffee’s Got HEART pledge today!




Chaffee's Got HEART Video Messages:

Please set aside about 8 minutes to view this CRITICAL message from Chaffee County Board of Health members Andrea Carlstrom and Greg Felt. 


Other videos are available on our YouTube channel


Together, let's all show our HEART, Chaffee County! It's time to flatten the curve once again. We can do this!

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION

Meet Chris Kassar, COVID-19 Community Outreach Coordinator

Community Outreach Plan


Please Follow:

Chaffee County COVID-19 Dashboard

Chaffee County’s COVID-19 Facebook page 


CHECKLISTS FOR RE-OPENING

Safe Business Checklist

Critical Business Checklist

Hotel/Motel Checklist

Short-Term Rental Checklist

For questions concerning re-opening Chaffee County please call 719.539.4510.

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

November 12

November 9

November 5

November 2

Free COVID-19 Community Testing Clinics

COVID-19 testing schedule:

  • Mondays-Fridays in Salida from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Touber Building, 448 E. First St., in the C Street parking lot
  • Wednesdays in Buena Vista from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Annex, 114 Linderman Ave.

Testing is by appointment only. 

Appointments must be scheduled by 4 p.m. the day before the testing clinic. 


To be screened/scheduled for an appointment, please do the following:

  1. Call 719-539-4510 (and only this number) and clearly leave your name, number and a brief message. If you have more than one family member that needs testing, assign one household member to make appointments for everyone.
  2. Leave one message and please do not call any other extensions at CCPH. 
  3. If our team has not returned your call in 24 hours, please call back as your message might have been muffled or damaged. We check our messages frequently. 
  4. Do not call repeatedly, as this delays our response and takes additional time away from making appointments.
  5. Be prepared! When calling for a COVID test, please have ready all patients  names, date of births, phone numbers and mailing addresses readily available. We will also ask you about exposure dates and/or symptoms. Having this information on hand ensures the quickest appointment times and less time on the phone with our team.

Current Public Health Orders

Public Health Order 2020-08 Amend #10

Spanish Speaking COVID-19 Facts

Resolution 2020-68 Ratification & Extension/Amendment #9 of Declaration of a Local Disaster Emergency.  


Masks are required by workers in all critical business per the State of Colorado's Order. 

State Executive Order   Cloth Mask Request Form     Personal Protection Request Form 

State of Colorado Department of Health Amended Public Health Order 20-35 Safer at Home   2nd Amendment


CHAFFEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT HUMAN SERVICES (DHS)
Call the DHS Benefits Team at 719-530-2500. If you are suffering a sudden job loss and haven’t already applied for benefits, you should do so ASAP. While their doors are locked, they can arrange for applications to go out as needed. There are drop boxes at both the north and south offices for you to leave paperwork for the application process. They will be checked regularly to ensure the process is as streamlined as possible.

If you are wanting to make a donation, please call 719-530-2500, so the team can ensure donations are in line with the actual needs.

DHS and Chaffee County Community Foundation have updated its process for Chaffee County community members seeking financial assistance due to the impact of COVID-19.  Please fill out this Google form:
Chaffee County Emergency Assistance Request Form.

How we follow up with you:

   *Your assistance request form will be screened for financial assistance eligibility criteria available in                    Chaffee County.
   * If you are eligible to receive assistance through the Department of Human Services, the DHS office will           contact you and request for you to submit an application for the programs you may qualify for.  Once you       have submitted an application, you may be scheduled for an interview with a Chaffee Benefits Team               member to review your application. Please note, you may be asked to provide verification of income and         expenses that you are needing assistance with.
   * If you are not eligible for assistance through the Department of Human Services, your assistance request        form will be sent to the Chaffee County Community Foundation who will submit an application for                    assistance for you and follow up with you about assistance that you may qualify for through their                      program.

CHAFFEE COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Community Resources

CHAFFEE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Job Site Registration

CHAFFEE COUNTY HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES LIST
https://chaffeeresources.com/

CHAFFEE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/
CCCF is taking donations for a newly established EMERGENCY FUND. Community members looking to give locally in response the coronavirus please contact this group.

STATE OF COLORADO RESOURCES
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is providing a phone line to answer questions from the public about COVID-19. Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email cohelp@rmpdc.org for answers in English, Spanish, Mandarin and more


COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
SPECIAL TAB FOR COVID-19 RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT https://covid19.colorado.gov/


COLORADO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT www.choosecolorado.com
SPECIAL TAB FOR ECONOMIC RELATED COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCES AT https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/


CENTRAL MOUNTAIN SMALL BUSINESS DEVEOPMENT CENTER 

A great resource for loans, and support funding.
       * Helping business in Colorado respond Please click to download FREE COVID-19 Small Business                    Response Resources Guide.
       * If your small business or non-profit still has questions unanswered Click here for the most current daily            updates and links to program assistance.
       * SBDC offers free confidential consulting to further answer small business questions, help with                          application forms, loans, other financial support and unemployment questions.  We have ten local                    consultants, click here to request an appointment.


FEDERAL RESOURCES
SALIDA SPECIFIC  https://cityofsalida.com/
  • Please call City of Salida at 719-539-4555. Their phone will be staffed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.
BUENA VISTA SPECIFIC https://www.buenavistaco.gov/
  • Please call BV Town Hall at 719-395-8643. Their phone will be staffed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.
EDUCATION, CHILDCARE AND SUPPORTING CHILDREN
LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Sol Vista Health: https://solvistahealth.org
All new client referrals should be directed through our call center at 719-275-2351 to coordinate virtual enrollment into care.
  • Behavioral Health services will be provided via phone or telehealth beginning March 17th.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the Statewide Crisis Line at?1-844-493-TALK (8255)?or call?Sol Vista?Health crisis directly at?719-275-2531.?Or, text?"TALK” to?38255.
DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT-CRISIS INTERVENTION

The Alliance https://alliancechaffee.org provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional and long term housing, legal advocacy, women and youth support group, community education and prevention activities for women, men and youth suffering from domestic and sexual violence in Salida, Buena Vista, and Poncha Springs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM UTILITY COMPANIES




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