Prowers County Public Health Covid-19 Update December 16th


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Prowers County Public Health Covid-19 Update December 16th

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NEWS

A new business certification plan is being rolled out by the state. More details to follow. Counties meeting certain criteria can apply for this program which will allow certified businesses to open with less restrictions.

See more here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/cdphe-shares-steps-for-counties-interested-in-setting-up-business-certification-0

• Prowers County school districts are currently attending in person. Please stay in contact with your school district for the most up to date information. For more specifics check here:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial-dashboard

• Vaccine is here! Prowers Medical Center and PCPHE are administering vaccine according to CDPHE and CDC prioritization. It will be a few months before it will be available to the general public. See covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine for more information.

• If you think you may have COVID-19 and are interested in testing, you can now call public health directly at 336-8721 to schedule. We are offering testing 5 days per week. Other testing partnerships such as the mobile unit that has been in town some Sundays, are NOT PCPHE so call the numbers they provide if you have questions. If you are having severe symptoms such as significant trouble breathing, etc. call 911.

• There continues to be a Mask Mandate for those over the age of 10 in all indoor spaces other than home.

• Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others. Minimize gatherings.

• If you have been told to isolate or quarantine, please stay home! The laws and guidance are here:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/isolation-and-quarantine

Call 719-336-8721 with questions. You can check https://covid19.colorado.gov for information or email pcphdirector@prowerscounty.net with any business/event plans or questions. We appreciate your patience in this busy and trying time!

https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/colorado-prepares-to-distribute-first-shipments-of-covid-19-vaccine-to-health-care