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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 04-22-2020

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community,
Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings 
beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. 

In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made
to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  

Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues.
In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. 

These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.

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The Public Health Dept. offers the following services:

• Home and Community Based Services
• Regional and County Disaster Preparedness
• HCP for Children With Special Needs
• Nursing Services - Immunization and Vaccination Fees
• Prevention Services
• Communicable Disease Investigation and Information
• Public Health Educational Programs

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THIRD AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS

THIRD AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS

THIS ORDER SUPSEEDS ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ISSUED BY SAGUACHE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH.  EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020

 

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments is to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or non-essential sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

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COVID-19 Resource/Information Updates

Originally posted 03-09-2020
Updated 03-21-2020
Updated 03-26-2020
 
 
For more information on COVID-19 please contact Saguache County Public Health
 
CO HELP line 1-877-462-2911 (English and Spanish) for Colorado general information.

Colorado updates and guidance: https://covid19.colorado.gov 

CDC updates and guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Small Business - www.choosecolorado.com

Volunteer or Donate - www.helpcoloradonow.org 

SLV COVID-19 Information Line - 719-480-9719 

SLV Health Nurse Line - 719-589-2511 ext 9

Rio Grande Hospital - 719-657-4990


 Colorado State Government Health Orders and Executive Orders:

Colorado Executive Order Ordering Coloradans to Stay at Home Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the StateOrdering Coloradans to Stay at Home Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State

UPDATED COLORADO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements


 The most common symptoms for COVID-19  are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.   At the current time, if a person thinks they have symptoms, they should:

EITHER call their own provider OR call the nurse line at San Luis Valley Health at: (719) 589-2511 and press 9.  

Going to the clinic or hospital without calling ahead could expose more people to the virus, so please call first.

Persons can be tested only if ordered by a medical provider.

Your provider will probably make special arrangements if they suspect you have the coronavirus and want you to come in for testing, or for an appointment.

 
 
 

SECOND AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS (Full Text)

SECOND AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 
RELATED TO EVENTS

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments is to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or non-essential sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

Read more: SECOND AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATED TO EVENTS (Full Text)

Limited Gathering Ordinance - 10 People - Public Health

FIRST AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
RELATED TO EVENTS

 

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments are to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a National Emergency due to COVID-19.

On March 14, 2020, Saguache County declared a Local Disaster Emergency related to COVID-19.

On March 15, 2020, large municipalities across the nation, such as New York City, have announced the closing of all bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery services.

On March 16, 2020, the Governor of Colorado announced the closing of all bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery services.

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