COVID-19 Information


Chaffee’s COVID Code of Conduct



COVID-19 TOWN HALL

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00am 

COVID Virtual Town Hall Connect via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4328290633 

Join Chaffee County Public Health, County Commissioners, regional Medical Providers, and School District Leadership for updates and discussion on the latest COVID topics, including masking guidelines and requirements, vaccine and testing mandates, what we might anticipate for the winter season, etc. Questions can be submitted ahead of time to acarlstrom@chaffeecounty.org by noon on September 27th.



COVID-19 UPDATES


Current Public Health Orders

Effective August 9, 2021 - Public Health Order #2020-08-Amendment 24


Vaccine Distribution and Clinics



Vaccination appointments are now open to all Colorado residents, aged 12+.  


People seeking a vaccination appointment with CCPH can contact CCPH at 719-539-4510 or through health@chaffeecounty.org to schedule. CCPH can also offer vaccine clinics at businesses and organizations if there are 5 or more people who’d like to be vaccinated.  


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:


COVID-19 Community Testing Clinics--Free!

Chaffee County Public Health offers COVID tests Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment.


To schedule an appointment through our online system, visit https://chaffeecovidtesting.rsvpify.com/.


For other testing options in Chaffee County, go here.




Additional COVID Guidelines

How to isolate if you have COVID-19.

How to quarantine if you're been a close contact of a positive case.



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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