COVID-19: Resources and Information
Aspen Public Radio has compiled the following list of local, state and national resources that are providing current coronavirus information and resources. You can also follow our updates for the most recent coronavirus news. Información para hispanohablantes.
Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Community Hotline: 970-429-6186
- COVID-19 Case Summary
- Public Health Coronavirus Updates Page
- Aspen Community Foundation's Bridging Resources
- Public Health Facebook Page
- Coronavirus Symptom Tracker
- Emotional Check-In
- COVID-19 Case Summary
- Emergency Operations Blog
- COVID-19 Symptoms Self-Report
- Social Distancing Feelings Check-In
- COVID-19 Updates Page
State of Colorado
- Governor Jared Polis streams live updates on his Facebook page
- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) keeps the most current case numbers and coronavirus data on its website
- CDPHE's CO-HELP hotline is open for general questions about coronavirus by calling 1-877-462-2911. Interpretation is available in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.
- Visit Colorado PEAK for assistance applying for Medicaid, SNAP, child care and other financial needs.
- Housing assistance and financial resources are also available through the state landlord and tenant relief program
National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Coronavirus FAQ and Information
Local Mental Health Resources:
- Mind Springs Health 'When Major Things Happen' resource section
- Resiliency tools and self-directed meditations available at Mind Springs Health's Youtube and Facebook pages
- Hope Center's Aspen Hopeline: 970-925-5858 and Eagle Hopeline: 970-306-4673
- Aspen Strong has a directory of mental healthcare providers and resources for those in need
- Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38225
- Our news team regularly adds conversations with local therapists and counselors to our website for our ongoing mental health series High Risk At High Altitude.
Additional Local Assistance
- For those who need food assistance, LIFT-UP Food Pantries can help.
- Households with children in the Aspen School District that are in need of additional COVID-19 assistance, including food, can contact Aspen Family Connections at 970-205-7025
- Those with children in the Roaring Fork School District can connect with the Roaring Fork Schools Family Resource Center at 970-384-9500.
- The Food Bank of the Rockies provides both food pantries and mobile food pantries for Roaring Fork Valley residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ways To Donate To Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen Valley Hospital is offering different ways community members can lend a hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital is accepting monetary donations to Aspen Valley Hospital's Emergency Fund online or by calling 970-544-1302 to help fund staffing, supplies, technology and equipment. The hospital has once again resumed its blood drives; donors can make an appointment by calling 970-298-2555. Aspen Valley Hospital is not accepting food donations, though they have set up a "Feeding the Frontlines" fund to provide meals to hospital staff. More information about donations is available by calling 970-544-1302 or emailing email@example.com.
Ways To Donate To Valley View Hospital
Valley View Hospital is offering different ways community members can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley View is sharing encouraging notes with its frontline workers, and thank you notes to healthcare staff can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The hospital is also accepting monetary donations, or you can buy a meal for Valley View caregivers from a local restaurant. For more information on delivering food, email John Quinn at email@example.com. Call 970-384-7632 for further questions on donations.