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Non-Emergent updates and Information on COVID-19 in Archuleta County. This is where we will try to keep you the most up-to-date with what is going on and what decisions are made. A lot of information will be linked with our FaceBook page. Our/this website limits us on how we can post so please click on the links provided in the updates. The links below will take you to very informational websites such as San Juan Basin Health, Colorado Official State Web Portal, Archuleta County's FaceBook and Archuleta County Sheriff's FaceBook. Thank you. - Admin
SAFER AT HOMEPUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS GUIDANCE These facts sheet have all the best information on practices for ALL business, essential and non-essential to get back into operation. We would like everyone to read and comply. This covers office-based businesses, child care facilities, Education P-12, Education - Higher Education, Field Services and Real Estate, Limited Health Care Settings, Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities, Personal Services, Local and Personal Recreation and Retail.
Safer at Home FAQ.All the info on the Safer at Home order. Please click on the link and read though.
New San Juan Basin Public Health Recommendation: Cover Your FaceDurango, Colo.: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is recommending covering one’s nose and mouth whenleaving the home for essential travel to the grocery store, doctor, or pharmacy. Safely cover your face with abandana or homemade, cotton face covering, reserving hospital grade masks for health care workers andthose who are sick.Studies indicate that there is no reason to not use a face covering as a precaution and wearing something overyour nose and mouth can provide an additional layer of protection for those who must go out. Many aren’taware they are spreading COVID-19 as they carry it without having symptoms, or their symptoms are mild.The spread of the virus occurs primarily through droplets from an infected individual, which fabrics can filter. Aface covering helps lessen the risk for a healthy individual to breathe in droplets as well as lessens spread fromone who may not realize they’re sick. When face coverings are combined with frequent hand washing, theyhelp reduce the transmission of infections.Wearing face coverings also serves as a strong message to others that these are not normal times, and that weall need to change our behaviors to stop a devastating epidemic. As more residents start wearing facecoverings, this action may be regarded as an act of solidarity, showing that all residents are on board with theresponsible steps needed to reduce the spread of the virus.Also, face coverings are a good way to remember not to touch your face. Wearing a face covering will deny youaccess to your own face and make you conscious of how often you are tempted to touch your nose andmouth.SJBPH continues to stress that staying at home and physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from anotherperson) are the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.How to safely adhere a face covering• Tie long hair back.• Wash your hands well.• Secure the face covering over your nose and mouth.• DO NOT touch your face or the face covering. If you do, sanitize your hands thoroughly.• Leave the covering on until you can safely remove it.• Remove your face covering immediately if it’s become wet or if you feel you’ve been in contact withsomeone who is sick.How to safely remove a face covering.• Wash your hands.• Grab the face covering by the area that goes over your ears.• Take the covering off, keeping the outside of it away from your face, and place directly in the washingmachine or a site where you will appropriately sanitize.• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.For the most up to date information, visit SJBPH’s website at https://sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus/.San Juan Basin Public Health is a local public health agency, governed by a seven-member local Board ofHealth, serving all residents of La Plata and Archuleta counties. For over 70 years, San Juan Basin Public Healthhas improved the health and environment of the Southwest Colorado community.
ARCHULETA COUNTY CALL CENTER970-422-7084With this number you will have a choice for Archuleta County or La Plata County. When the caller select Archuleta County, an individual will come on the line and assist you. There is a range of assistance programs including food sources and meals, filing for unemployment, business financial assistance programs, counseling services, COVID-19 testing and much more. The call center is designed to assist people with finding the resource that might be able to help them.
Emergency Update from Archuleta County Commissioner Chairman Ronnie MaezThis is a brief update on some of the meetings and information that might help citizens better understand what actions our County leadership is taking in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.1. Phone call conversations almost daily with State Senator Don Coram regarding Archuleta County’s emergency needs.2. Met with Pagosa Springs Mayor and Town Manager to plan social media updates, help improve community with post emergency recovery and update on emergency operations.3. Prepared and implemented a social media update with Sheriff Valdez and shared the Emergency Call center contact number.4. Participated in four Video Meetings with San Juan Health District to coordinate public health initiatives.5. Chaired the Commissioner’s weekly work session with a focus on Emergency Operations. Sheriff’s Department Staff, County Commissioners and appointed staff shared mutually agreed goals to protect our citizens.6. Attended emergency operations meetings with emergency operations management team and Sheriff Rich Valdez7. Facilitated meeting with all County Elected and Department heads to respond to citizen’s requests for assistance and improve communications.Emergency Call Center Phone (970) 422-7084
State of Colorado Activates 2-1-1 Colorado to Connect Coloradans with Human Services Resources During COVID-19 PandemicCENTENNIAL (March 26): Today, in partnership with Mile High United Way, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1 Colorado to connect Coloradans with human service resources statewide. Coloradans can reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org, by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your Zip Code to 898-211. Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless it is a medical emergency.2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people across the State of Colorado to vital resources in their local community. 2-1-1 serves as one central location where people can access over 7,500 health and human service resources.Callers may experience long wait times, as demand for information is high. 2-1-1 Colorado is hiring in order to reduce wait times and meet Coloradans’ needs. Coloradans can also reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org.2-1-1 provides navigation services to resources such as:Housing, including shelters and transitional services.Rent and utility assistance.Applying for SNAP benefits by phone.Childcare.Food/meals.Transportation.Clothing/personal/household needs.Mental health and substance use disorders.Employment.Education.Medical clinics.Dental clinic.Other government/economic services.2-1-1 will work in conjunction with The Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP), a toll-free hotline for the latest public health information. If Coloradans are looking for general information about COVID-19, such as the number of cases in Colorado, the list of symptoms, or how you can protect yourself, they can call CO HELP by dialing 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911."2-1-1 Colorado provides an invaluable service to thousands of individuals and families across Colorado. 2-1-1 is committed to meeting the growing needs of our community members impacted by the outbreak, and we are expanding our capacity to reach more people in need of support. We encourage all of our neighbors in need of immediate resources to connect with 2-1-1 Colorado to get help. We are grateful to the State of Colorado for their support and all the volunteers and donors who are supporting us to be able to answer the call,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO, Mile High United Way.2-1-1 Resource Navigators are available to help by phone, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and have access to a language translation service to accommodate over 170 languages. Coloradans can also reach 2-1-1 toll-free by dialing 866-760-6489.2-1-1 and CO HELP cannot offer medical advice or assistance. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.