- Emergency Preparedness
In March 2020, the State of Colorado issued an emergency declaration and ordered statewide closures in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). It was a new virus and the shut-downs were unlike anything experienced in state history. We know more about this virus now, than we did in 2020.
Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, it can also cause severe illness, particularly in those who have underlying medical conditions. Symptoms may include one or more of the following: sore throat, cough, fatigue, runny nose, and trouble breathing. Visit the State of Colorado’s data portal to see the most recent Colorado COVID-19 statistics and information.
COVID-19 Safety Information
Help keep our community safe. Here are some basic COVID-19 safety guidelines.
- Stay home when you're sick. Even if you have minor symptoms like a runny nose or a sore throat, please stay home away from others. If you have a concern, contact your local healthcare provider.
- Wash your hands. This was a good idea before COVID was known worldwide and it lessens the risk of transmitting viruses.
- Consider vaccination. Reducing COVID-19 prevents unnecessary illness and preserves our hospital system capacity.
- Consider wearing a mask. Respiratory droplets carry viruses when we breathe, speak, sneeze and cough. Masks help keep droplets from spreading to others.
- When among large groups, try to distance at least 6 feet from others.
For information specific to Weld County’s response, visit https://www.weldgov.com/COVID-19. For information specific to Larimer County’s response, visit https://www.larimer.org/COVID.
For recommendations supported by the CDC, including information about symptoms, transmission and best practices, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .