COVID-19 Information



Currently, Chaffee County is in the ORANGE Level on the State’s COVID-19 Dial Dashboard.

Click the link below to view our county and

all counties in Colorado:

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


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Clinics

Monday, January 18 UPDATE

  • We recently launched our new online scheduler for our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

  • Currently our schedule is full. Please be patient and check back frequently.  

  • We will offer new appointment slots, as vaccine inventory becomes available.  

  • The scheduler for your second dose will be open the day after you receive your first dose.  Please schedule your second dose using the electronic scheduler

  • If you know of someone who has barriers to accessing the online scheduler, please help them get registered.

  • We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.



PLEASE ALSO NOTE:


  • Our clinics are for Chaffee County residents only.

  • Currently, CCPH clinics are drive-through clinics held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. 

  • Phase 2 is estimated to begin later this winter, and we are hopeful that with additional vaccination provider support. 

  • Phase 3 might be able to begin as early as spring (If CDPHE permits and if there is a steady stream of vaccine and supplies.). However, the current state phasing is anticipating a summer rollout for Phase 3.

  • We recognize that not everyone in the county, including those 70 and older, has access and ability to utilize the online scheduling system.  

  • We encourage family, friends, service providers, and other support systems to help those who do not have the means to register themselves.  

  • We continue to pursue a phone registration option, which will most likely involve a phone bank. More details coming soon!

  • We are working with CDPHE to coordinate special weekend clinics as well.

  • Plans are underway to collaborate with the Chaffee County Shuttle for transportation alternatives and with other service providers to offer those who are homebound with vaccination services.



COVID-19 Community Testing Clinics--Free!

To learn more about the testing clinics, go here.


To schedule an appointment through our new online system, go here.


No eating, drinking (including water), smoking, vaping or chewing gum 20 minutes prior to your appointment time.


Chaffee’s Got HEART Campaign

CCPH encourages all residents in the “Heart of the Rockies” to continue to take HEART:

H - Hang at Home if Sick.

E - Excel at Handwashing. 

A - Always Wear a Mask Properly in Public.

R - Respect Social Distancing.

T - Test If You Have Symptoms. 


Take the Chaffee’s Got HEART pledge today!



All videos related to the Chaffee's Got HEART campaign are available on our YouTube channel


Together, let's all show our HEART, Chaffee County! It's time to flatten the curve once again. We can do this!


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from Businesses about COVID's Impact


Chaffee County COVID-19 Dashboard (daily updates on COVID-19 metrics in our county)


Chaffee County’s COVID-19 Facebook page (daily updates provided)


Current Public Health Orders

CCPH’s public health order (Jan. 11, 2021).


Spanish Speaking COVID-19 Facts


Resolution 2020-68 Ratification & Extension/Amendment #9 of Declaration of a Local Disaster Emergency.  


Masks are required indoors, per the State of Colorado's Order. 

State Executive Order   Cloth Mask Request Form     Personal Protection Request Form 



CHAFFEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT HUMAN SERVICES (DHS)
Call the DHS Benefits Team at 719-530-2500. If you are suffering a sudden job loss and haven’t already applied for benefits, you should do so ASAP. While their doors are locked, they can arrange for applications to go out as needed. There are drop boxes at both the north and south offices for you to leave paperwork for the application process. They will be checked regularly to ensure the process is as streamlined as possible.

If you are wanting to make a donation, please call 719-530-2500, so the team can ensure donations are in line with the actual needs.

DHS and Chaffee County Community Foundation have updated its process for Chaffee County community members seeking financial assistance due to the impact of COVID-19.  Please fill out this Google form:
Chaffee County Emergency Assistance Request Form.

How we follow up with you:

   *Your assistance request form will be screened for financial assistance eligibility criteria available in                    Chaffee County.
   * If you are eligible to receive assistance through the Department of Human Services, the DHS office will           contact you and request for you to submit an application for the programs you may qualify for.  Once you       have submitted an application, you may be scheduled for an interview with a Chaffee Benefits Team               member to review your application. Please note, you may be asked to provide verification of income and         expenses that you are needing assistance with.
   * If you are not eligible for assistance through the Department of Human Services, your assistance request        form will be sent to the Chaffee County Community Foundation who will submit an application for                    assistance for you and follow up with you about assistance that you may qualify for through their                      program.

CHAFFEE COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Community Resources

CHAFFEE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Job Site Registration

CHAFFEE COUNTY HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES LIST
https://chaffeeresources.com/

CHAFFEE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/
CCCF is taking donations for a newly established EMERGENCY FUND. Community members looking to give locally in response the coronavirus please contact this group.

STATE OF COLORADO RESOURCES
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is providing a phone line to answer questions from the public about COVID-19. Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email cohelp@rmpdc.org for answers in English, Spanish, Mandarin and more


COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
SPECIAL TAB FOR COVID-19 RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT https://covid19.colorado.gov/


COLORADO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT www.choosecolorado.com
SPECIAL TAB FOR ECONOMIC RELATED COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCES AT https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/


CENTRAL MOUNTAIN SMALL BUSINESS DEVEOPMENT CENTER 

A great resource for loans, and support funding.
       * Helping business in Colorado respond Please click to download FREE COVID-19 Small Business                    Response Resources Guide.
       * If your small business or non-profit still has questions unanswered Click here for the most current daily            updates and links to program assistance.
       * SBDC offers free confidential consulting to further answer small business questions, help with                          application forms, loans, other financial support and unemployment questions.  We have ten local                    consultants, click here to request an appointment.


FEDERAL RESOURCES
SALIDA SPECIFIC  https://cityofsalida.com/
  • Please call City of Salida at 719-539-4555. Their phone will be staffed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.
BUENA VISTA SPECIFIC https://www.buenavistaco.gov/
  • Please call BV Town Hall at 719-395-8643. Their phone will be staffed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.
EDUCATION, CHILDCARE AND SUPPORTING CHILDREN
LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Sol Vista Health: https://solvistahealth.org
All new client referrals should be directed through our call center at 719-275-2351 to coordinate virtual enrollment into care.
  • Behavioral Health services will be provided via phone or telehealth beginning March 17th.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the Statewide Crisis Line at?1-844-493-TALK (8255)?or call?Sol Vista?Health crisis directly at?719-275-2531.?Or, text?"TALK” to?38255.
DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT-CRISIS INTERVENTION

The Alliance https://alliancechaffee.org provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional and long term housing, legal advocacy, women and youth support group, community education and prevention activities for women, men and youth suffering from domestic and sexual violence in Salida, Buena Vista, and Poncha Springs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM UTILITY COMPANIES




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