COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 TESTING

If you test positive via a home test, please click HERE to report the positive test to Public Health.  https://covidbinax.colorado.gov/


Chaffee County Public Health offers COVID tests Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment, from 10:00am-11:30am. Testing is drive-through; please remain in your vehicle and CCPH staff will come to you. Testing is conducted through the CCPH Health Incident Trailer, not through the EMS building.


Pre-registration is required for CCPH testing clinics. To schedule an appointment, visit https://chaffeecovidtesting.rsvpify.com/.


For a comprehensive list of COVID testing options in Chaffee County, visit bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDTesting









I tested positive for COVID - now what?


If you test positive via a home test, please click HERE to report the positive test to Public Health.  https://covidbinax.colorado.gov/ 


  • You’ll need to make an account then enter the information of the positive test.

  • Once you do that, Chaffee County Public Health will automatically be notified of this positive test.

  • Positive cases must isolate.  Click HERE for an isolation letter describing how to isolate and when your isolation ends.

  • Your unvaccinated close contacts AND your close contacts who are vaccinated but not boosted (if they are eligible because it’s been 6 months since Moderna/Pfizer or 2 months since J&J) must quarantine.  Click HERE for a quarantine letter that you need to send to your close contacts.  Please focus especially on your unvaccinated close contacts, as they are at the greatest risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, as well as having more severe outcomes.

Home Testing 101

CCPH supports the use of home COVID-19 tests in most situations.  Here’s what you need to know about home testing:

  • At home tests are typically rapid antigen tests.  You can find them at many stores or you can order online.

  • They are most accurate if you have symptoms.

  • They can also be used to check yourself before going to school, an event, etc - though they may produce a false negative (meaning you have COVID but the test isn’t sensitive enough to pick it up).

Your employer or school may not accept a negative home test to end quarantine early or return to work.  Please check with your employer or school about their policies.


What to do if you’re positive

  1. Positive cases must isolate.  Click HERE for an isolation letter describing how to isolate and when your isolation ends.

  2. Your unvaccinated close contacts AND your close contacts who are vaccinated but not boosted (if they are eligible because it’s been 6 months since Moderna/Pfizer or 2 months since J&J) must quarantine.  Click HERE for a quarantine letter that you need to send to your close contacts.  Please focus especially on your unvaccinated close contacts, as they are at the greatest risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, as well as having more severe outcomes.

  3. Your vaccinated and boosted close contacts do not need to quarantine.  They need to test on day 5 and wear a mask in public for 10 days.

What to do if you’re a close contact

  1. Unvaccinated close contacts AND close contacts who are vaccinated but not boosted (if they are eligible because it’s been 6 months since Moderna/Pfizer or 2 months since J&J) must quarantine.  Click HERE for a quarantine letter that explains how quarantine works.

  2. Vaccinated and boosted close contacts do not need to quarantine, but should get a test on day 5 after exposure and wear a mask in public for 10 days.

At this stage in the pandemic, Chaffee County Public Health depends on personal responsibility and accountability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our county.  You may or may not get a call from a contact tracer/case investigator.  YOU are responsible for following isolation.  YOU are responsible for talking with your close contacts.


Have more questions?  Check out this FAQ.


There are many complex COVID-19 situations.  If you cannot find the information you need from this website, you may call us at 719-539-4510 and we can assist you further.

If you have a child with COVID-19 who attends school or childcare, please be sure to alert the school so that appropriate steps can be made.




COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Looking for COVID vaccinations or boosters in Chaffee County? For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 vaccination site options in Chaffee County, visit bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDVaccines




CCPH COVID vaccine paperwork can be found HERE.


There are many other vaccine providers in Chaffee County.  Click HERE for a current list. 


See CCPH's online scheduler for future mass clinic opportunities. 




Additional Vaccine Information:



TREATMENT with Monoclonal Antibodies

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for monoclonal antibodies (mAB) treatment. Monoclonal antibodies can significantly lessen your risk hospitalization and death. They can also be used to prevent infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 if you are not fully vaccinated and had a significant exposure.


For a comprehensive list of mAB treatment options in Chaffee County, visit bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDTreatment






COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD



COVID-19 UPDATES


Current Public Health Orders

Effective January 11, 2022 - Public Health Order #2020-08-Amendment 27


Chaffee’s COVID Code of Conduct




Request a Replacement COVID-19 Vaccine Card

Follow these steps to retrieve your vaccine record.

1) Confirm your vaccination record is correct on the CIIS Public Portal. You are able to print your record from the CIIS Public Portal

2) 

Consider carrying a digital copy of your vaccine card. You can now use the myColorado™ app to access your COVID-19 vaccine record. If you haven't already, download the myColorado™ app and have your Colorado Driver's License or ID ready to set up your account.


3) If possible retrieve a replacement copy of your card from the location where you received the vaccine.

4) Contact your Primary Care Physician for a replacement card.

5) 

If your vaccination record is incorrect or missing from the CIIS Public Portal, please contact Chaffee County Public Health for assistance at 719-539-4510.



Additional Resources


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 Solvista 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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