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COVID-19: Resources And Information

Mar 19, 2020

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots.
Credit Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aspen Public Radio has compiled the following list of local, state and national resources that are providing current, trustworthy coronavirus information. 

Información para hispanohablantes:
Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‑19)

Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Community Hotline: 970-429-6186

 

Pitkin County

 

Eagle County

 

Garfield County

 

Snowmass Village

 

State of Colorado

 

  • Latest Coronavirus facts from CDPHE, including numbers of cases

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Coronavirus Hub

  • CO-HELP hotline for general questions about Coronavirus

    • 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

    • COHELP@RMPDC.org

    • Interpretation is available in many languages, including Spanish (Español), Russian (Русский), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), and more.  

National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Credit World Health Organization

What If I Think I Have Symptoms Of Coronavirus, Like Fever Or Shortness Of Breath? 

 

  • Do not go directly to a clinic or doctor’s office. 

  • Pitkin County Public Health advises residents to call their primary care physician before going to a clinic, in order to help limit the spread of the disease. 

  • People who are symptomatic and have traveled to affected areas or have been in contact with a known patient can also call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hotline at 303-692-2700.

 

Who Can Get A COVID-19 Test in Eagle County?

 

The updated guidelines below were shared on Friday, March 13. 

 

Credit Eagle County

Who Can Get A COVID-19 Test in Pitkin County?

Credit Pitkin County

How Can I Avoid Getting Sick? 

 

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or use your inner elbow or sleeve. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands 

  • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick. 

  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily using regular household detergent and water

 

Local Mental Health Resources:

  • Resiliency tools and self-directed meditations is 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's directory of local mental health providers offering televideo services
  • Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38225