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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado, Economic Recovery Info, and Resources

Updated 4:45PM 03-30-2020 - Ouray County Public Health Agency (OCPHA) is coordinating with our Regional Epidemiology & Emergency Preparedness and Response Team at Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) in Grand Junction to provide updated information to the public. Please visit our multi-agency webpage dedicated to coronavirus by clicking here. While Ouray County does not have a confirmed positive case, our local medical experts are operated under the suspicion that they are treating patients with COVID-19 and extreme medical testing limitations at the local, State, and Federal levels are the reason for the lack of information regarding diagnosis in our community. Please be sure to check the CDC website for information on testing. 

CDPHE is strongly advising the public: if you have symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath or even mild, early symptoms that you think may be COVID-19), don’t want for a test to self-isolate. Call your healthcare provider only if your illness becomes more severe, especially if you are experiencing shortness of breath. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms. People who are not at high risk of severe illness may not need to be evaluated in person or tested for COVID-19. Not everyone with symptoms will be tested right away. 

Ouray County COVID-19 Hotline - (970)626-5484 

Dial 2-1-1 to Connect with Human Services Resources

COVID-19 Resources and Recovery Information

COVID-19 Incident Management Command Organizational Structure (updated 03-30-2020)

Colorado COVID-19 Information Page

Got questions regarding Ouray County Public Health Orders? Click here.

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What is OCPHA Doing:

  • As the local public health authority, OCPHA is working to keep residents informed and updated on COVID-19. 
  • We are providing messaging around ways to stay healthy and prevent the spread of illness. 
  • OCPHA is monitoring the situation and receives regular updates from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 
  • OCPHA is in communication with our healthcare and regional partners to provide updates on changes to testing or isolation guidelines, and other informational resources requested. 
  • We will investigate and test people that we suspect could have novel coronavirus alongside the CDPHE and the CDC and will provide updates as necessary. 
  • Monitoring our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies at the local level. 
  • Our routine disease surveillance continues which includes data collection and analysis on causes of illness, injury, and death affecting Ouray County residents. 

Mesa County Regional Coronavirus (COVID0-19) Page
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