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COVID-19: Resources And Information

Mar 30, 2020

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

Follow our updates for the most recent news information and instructions.

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

  • Governor Jared Polis streams live updates on his Facebook page
  • 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, 1-877-462-2911 or email
  • Interpretation is available in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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's directory of local mental health providers offering televideo services
  • Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38225

Mid-Valley Corona Helpline


A group of 40 mid-valley volunteers is offering to pick-up and deliver food and prescriptions to at-risk residents and people who are sick and quarantining between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Call the helpline at 970-230-1974.


LIFT-UP Food Pantries’ Schedule For Drive-Up Food Assistance


For those who need food assistance, LIFT-UP Food Pantries are providing food in a drive-through format throughout the valley on the following schedule: 

  • Parachute- Thursday, June 25 at 5-7 p.m. at LIFT-UP Food Pantry (201 E. First St.)
  • Rifle -Friday, June 26 at 5-7 p.m. at Rifle Fairgrounds
  • New Castle- Wednesday, June 24 at 5-7 p.m-  Elk Creek Elementary School Parking Lot (804 W. Main St.)
  • Glenwood Springs - Thursday, June 25 at 5-7 p.m. in Glenwood Springs High School south parking lot
  • Carbondale - Monday, June 22 at 5-7 p.m. and Monday, June 29 at 2-4 p.m. in the Third Street Center parking lot

LIFT-UP is asking for reusable grocery bags and non-perishable food items to be dropped at Rifle Fairgrounds, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., or at any of the above locations during distribution during the month of June. 


​Food Bank Of The Rockies Food Pantries


The Food Bank of the Rockies will continue to provide both food pantries and mobile food pantries for Roaring Fork Valley residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Eagle County:

  • Mobile food pantry every Thursday at 12 p.m. at Basalt Middle School (51 School St.)

Garfield County:

  • Food pantry every third Friday of the month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church (0755 Spencer Pkway. Battlement Mesa, CO 81635)

Pitkin County:

  • Mobile food pantry every Thursday at 12 p.m. at Basalt Middle School (51 School St.)
  • Mobile food pantry every Wednesday at 12 p.m. near Aspen High School (235 High School Rd.)


Roaring Fork School District Grab-N-Go Meals


Until July 24, any Roaring Fork School District student or people under 18-years-old can pick-up a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. The school district is offering both meal pick-up and meal delivery


Pick-up schedule in Glenwood Springs:

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Glenwood Springs Elementary School

Delivery schedule in Glenwood Springs:

  • 9:50 a.m. Elks Lodge
  • 10:20 a.m. Robin Hood Manor Mobile Home Park
  • 10:40 a.m. Machebeuf Apartments
  • 11:00 a.m. River Meadows Mobile Home Park
  • 11:40 a.m. 23rd and Blake
  • 12:10 p.m. Hideout
  • 12:30 p.m. Cardiff Glen

Delivery schedule in Lower-Mid Valley

  • 10:15 a.m. H Lazy F Mobile Home Park
  • 10:45 a.m. Iron Bridge Recreation Center
  • 11:15 a.m. Pinyon Pines Apartments
  • 11:35 a.m. Auburn Ridge Apartments

Pick-up schedule in Carbondale:

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Crystal River Elementary School 

Delivery schedule in Carbondale:

  • 9:40 a.m. Miners Park
  • 10:10 a.m. Red Rock Diner (behind the diner)
  • 10:40 a.m. Villas de Santa Lucia Apartments
  • 11:20 a.m. Crystal Valley Mobile Home Park
  • 11:50 a.m. Homestead (in small parking lot on the left)
  • 12:10 p.m. Garfield Court MHP (corner of Sopris and Snowmass Dr)

Pick-up schedule in El Jebel:

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Basalt Elementary School

Delivery schedule in El Jebel:

  • 10:10 a.m. James Circle
  • 10:40 a.m. El Jebel Mobile Home Park (by the mailboxes)

Pick-up schedule in Basalt:

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Basalt Elementary School

Delivery schedule in Basalt:

  • 10:15 a.m. Aspen Basalt Mobile Home Park
  • 10:45 a.m. Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park
  • 11:30 a.m. Lazy Glen Mobile Home Park

School district officials said if you are unable to make it to one of the locations, email or call 970-384-9500 and a family liaison will follow up with you.


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:

  • Give a monetary donation to Aspen Valley Hospital's Emergency Fund online or by calling 970-544-1302 to help fund staffing, supplies, technology and equipment.
  • Donate N95 masks in their original, factory-sealed packaging at AVH's loading dock any weekday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
  • Donate a hand-made mask by calling 970-544-1302
  • Aspen Valley Hospital is not accepting food donations, though they have set up a "Feeding the Frontlines" fund to provide meals to hospital staff. 

Ways To Donate To Valley View Hospital

Valley View Hospital is offering different ways community members can help during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Donate personal protective equipment, PEE, to healthcare providers by dropping off unused n95 masks, gloves, disposable gowns or surgical masks by driving up to the Calaway-Young Cancer Center entrance between 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Send a note thanking and encouraging Valley View staff on the frontlines by emailing
  • Make a monetary donation to Valley View's response fund to help the hospital fund any emerging needs related to COVID-19, like more PPE.
  • Buy a lunch or dinner for Valley View caregivers by delivering food from local restaurants for over 45 people. For more information on delivering food, email John Quinn at

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. 
  • Public health officials advise residents to call their primary care physician before going to a clinic, in order to help limit the spread of the disease. 
  • Call 9-1-1 in the case of severe shortness of breath, disorientation or other extreme symptoms.

Gov. Jared Polis Transitions State To Safer At Home And In The Vast, Great Outdoors

June 1, Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order transitioning from Safer at Home to Safer At Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors.


Previously, high-risk individuals, those above 65 or residents with underlying health conditions were required to stay home unless absolutely necessary. With the new executive order, those individuals are encouraged to stay home while also enjoying the state's outdoor spaces while social distancing. 


Other guidelines of the governor's Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors include:

  • Continue to limit social interactions whenever possible
  • Public gatherings of more than ten in both public and private commercial spaces unless approved by a public health officer 
  • Playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities may open with no more than 10 people
  • Outdoor pools may open with 50% capacity
  • Gyms and recreation centers may open with no more than ten people
  • Places of worship can open with 50 percent capacity
  • Short-term rentals can welcome back guests

More information on the governor's order can be found here.