CDOT: I-70 eastbound reopened for passenger vehicles only near MM 109

I-70 eastbound is now reopened near exit 109 for passenger vehicles, but commercial vehicles, such as semis, are still not allowed. This includes vehicles with trailers. Motorists should anticipate delays while work continues to remove a semi from the Colorado River, and equipment is moved out of the area during the afternoon. Westbound traffic remains unaffected.

CDOT: I-70 eastbound reopened for passenger vehicles only near MM 109

CDPHE: Latest models indicate SARS-CoV-2 infections are decreasing, but estimates still say 1 in 115 Coloradans are currently infectious

Public health protocols and vaccinations will be critical, especially with the new B.1.1.7 variant

): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado School of Public Health(ColoradoSPH) are releasing an updated COVID-19 Regional Models report

According to the report, hospital demand and the number of reported cases continue to decline from the December peak, and the effective reproductive number is at 0.83. With this number below one, the epidemic is declining in Colorado; however, infections remain widespread. The estimated number of infectious people  has declined to approximately 1 in 115 – approximately the same as the April peak, but still almost 1% of Coloradans.

The ColoradoSPH modeling team has updated the model to examine the possible spread of the new variant (B.1.1.7) and also the consequences of vaccination. Based on the modeling results, the ColoradoSPH modeling team warns that “if the B.1.1.7 variant spreads as rapidly in Colorado as in the United Kingdom, high levels of transmission control and/or vaccination will be critical to avoiding another large surge in hospital demand.”

The latest modeling provides projections based on COVID-19 hospital census data through January 18, 2021. The models are based on Colorado data and assumptions grounded in the current state of the science.

Key findings from the reports:

  • The effective reproductive number is 0.83 indicating the number of new infections is declining. 
  • Infection prevalence remains high at 1 in 115 people estimated to be infectious as of January 18.
  • On the current trajectory, hospital demand and cases will continue to decline, but about three months are needed for hospital demand and infection prevalence to reach levels comparable to last summer.
  • Transmission control has dropped to 78% from 82% two weeks ago. The slowed decline in infections may be due to a holiday bump or changes in policy implemented in the new year.
  • If the B.1.1.7 variant spreads as rapidly in Colorado as in the United Kingdom, high levels of transmission control and/or vaccination will be critical to avoiding another large surge in hospital demand.
  • Scenarios incorporating vaccination show that in the near-term, the most cases and deaths will be prevented by keeping transmission control at high levels (~80%). The benefit of vaccination will increase as more and more Coloradans are vaccinated. 

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at the ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University. 

All previous modeling reports are available on the Colorado School of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. 

The state will continue to review data and model findings as the pandemic continues to inform policy decisions. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: Latest models indicate SARS-CoV-2 infections are decreasing, but estimates still say 1 in 115 Coloradans are currently infectious

CDOT travel alert: Delays expected on I-70 eastbound between New Castle and Glenwood Springs on Jan. 27

Drivers should expect significant delays expected on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for eastbound I-70 traffic between Rifle and Glenwood Springs due to a vehicle recovery. Motorists must plan for major impacts, expected to begin at 9 a.m. and lasting until dark. Overwidth traffic MUST use an alternate route. Motorists should plan for the possibility of an eastbound traffic closure, in order to accommodate the vehicle recovery. All road conditions and updates will be posted to COtrip.org and CDOT’s Twitter page.

We are anticipating recovery work may need to resume on Thursday in order to complete the job. If work is required on Thursday, motorists should again plan for delays for eastbound traffic coming into Glenwood Springs.

The recovery is to remove a FedEx truck from the Colorado River just west of Glenwood Springs. The truck was involved in a crash on Sunday. In order to recover the semi and two trailers, crews will need to use a crane. The only place to locate the crane is on the righthand side of eastbound I-70. Our goal is to have one lane of eastbound traffic moving slowly past the crane on the lefthand side (of the eastbound deck). If there is not enough room to safely have a lane of eastbound traffic move slowly through the area, CDOT will enact a full eastbound closure. At that time the closure would take place at Mile Point 109 and eastbound I-70 traffic will be turned around at that location.

The work is taking place tomorrow due to a short weather window before the next storm.

Photo credit: Colorado State Patrol

CDOT travel alert: Delays expected on I-70 eastbound between New Castle and Glenwood Springs on Jan. 27

Gov. Polis provides update on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and vaccination progress

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, who provided an update on the State’s modeling.  

“We are working hard to accelerate our vaccine administration. Every week, Colorado is exhausting our federal vaccine supply and getting as many shots into arms as we have. Right now, the main limiting factor that is preventing Colorado from vaccinating more people is a lack of vaccines from the federal government. Today, I joined a call between the National Governors Association and members of the Biden administration, and the Biden administration indicated that supplies would increase 16% next week and remain stable at that level for two additional weeks. Colorado is ready and able to get the vaccine distributed across our beautiful state,” said Governor Polis. “The virus will continue to be with us so we can’t let up and we must continue to do what we know works – take precaution around everyone, continue to practice physical distancing, avoid gatherings, and wear masks in public.”

85% of Phase 1A has received one dose of the vaccine and 73% of that group has received both doses. 97% of skilled nursing facilities have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The Polis administration remains focused on vaccinating 70% of Coloradans 70 and older by the end of February. This age group represents more than 3/4 of the deaths in Colorado, and vaccinating them quickly will help save lives.

Dr. Rachel Herlihy provided an update on the state’s modeling. 1 in 115 Coloradans is contagious with COVID-19. 

“Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalization rates are much lower overall in comparison to the rest of the U.S. If we can maintain our current level of transmission control, that is the best way to limit the impact of COVID and prevent hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist at CDPHE. 

Governor Polis discussed UC Health’s successful mass vaccination clinic at Coors Field this past weekend. UCHealth vaccinated 1,000 Coloradans ages 70 and up. Those interested in getting a vaccine at Coors Field through UC Health must sign up in advance, as walk-ups are not allowed. Coloradans do not have to be a member of UCHealth to get the vaccine. For more information, please visit www.uchealth.org/covidvaccine to sign up. 

Governor Polis also provided an update on Colorado’s efforts to ensure equitable vaccine distribution. This month alone, the State has put together multiple drive-thru clinics across Colorado that have vaccinated hundreds of Coloradans 70 and older. Colorado has partnered with Valley Wide Health to vaccinate people in Center and San Luis. The State has also worked with Ministerial Alliance and Zion Baptist Church in Denver’s Whitter neighborhood and the Church of God in Christ in Aurora. La Plata County also organized a vaccine drive to reach Coloradans on the Western Slope.  The Governor pointed out that the state will work to connect with more community organizations across our state – like churches, workplaces, schools and more – to set up events just like this ones previously described.  View today’s modeling presentation and press conference.

Gov. Polis provides update on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and vaccination progress

Valley View: Updated COVID-19 vaccination information

Eligible Garfield County residents may now schedule their COVID-19 vaccine directly at Valley View Hospital online at https://www.vvh.org/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine for Wednesday, January 27 and a second dose on Friday, February 19. Appointments are available based on vaccine supply.

You must be available for your second dose on Friday, February 19 in order to schedule your first dose on Wednesday, January 27.

Per Garfield County Public Health, we are currently in Phase 1A and limited 1B categories. If you schedule yourself for an appointment and are not in an eligible population, you will be turned away.

This is a new process to better support scheduling vaccines. While the number of vaccines received from the state of Colorado remains limited, we will use this process when we have vaccines and can therefore offer appointments.  

For those who had been added to the waitlist, we have done our best to schedule you. We ask that you now use this online scheduling process. There will no longer be a waitlist for current or future eligible populations due to the resources required to manage such a waitlist. Thank you for your understanding.

We strongly encourage you to use this new online process. If someone you know does not have online capabilities, they can call 970.384.7632.

Thank you so much for your incredible support as we’ve worked thru this ever-changing process. We are so grateful and proud of this opportunity to serve you!

Valley View: Updated COVID-19 vaccination information

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats – 1/26/21

Specimens collected thru Valley View: 19,037
Positive results: 1,595
Pending results: 7
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 214
Admitted patients discharged: 187

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional Questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing. 

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.  

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

Garfield County Public Health: Garfield County COVID-19 summary

For the week of 1.24.21

Garfield County, CO – This past week marked the fewest number of COVID-19 cases reported since early November. Garfield County is currently averaging 16 new cases per day. At 6.5 percent, test positivity continues to decline. The number of cases reported in a two-week period dropped from 830 in December to 312 in January.

Though there has been a decline in cases, it is still imperative that residents continue following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance around social distancing, wearing masks, staying home when ill, and keeping social circles small until our population has been adequately vaccinated

Garfield County Public Health is watching the test positivity rate in the five- to nine-year-old age group. While the overall positivity rate is at 6.5 percent, the rate in the five- to nine-year-olds is nearly double that at 11 percent. Higher rates may correspond with less containment and mitigation or may indicate that not enough testing is being done in that age group.

This is a reminder that our school-aged youth need to continue to stay home when sick. If one individual in the home tests positive, everyone must stay home, even the youngest members of the household. Garfield County schools are benefitting from the precautions that our community is taking. Stay home from work and school when you have symptoms and follow isolation and quarantine guidelines.

Cases since last week

  • 115 cases reported/added since last week for a 7-day rolling average of 16.4 cases added per day
  • Dates with most cases added:
    • 1/20: 29
    • 1/19: 25

Vaccinations

Current phase: 1A and Limited 1B (above the line)

Approximately 51% of the (estimated) 4,598 people aged 70 and older in Garfield County have received a COVID vaccine. Some of the age 70-plus group are being vaccinated through long-term care facility vaccine partnerships that are not represented on the following graph.

How to be vaccinated:

Garfield County is following state vaccination guidelines.

1B agencies should fill out this form to schedule employee vaccinations. Call 970-665-6371 or garcovaccine@garfield-county.com for additional assistance.

People age 70 and older must make appointments with Valley View, Grand River, or Mountain Family to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are only being made when the vaccine is available.
Valley View on Facebook or web, 970-384-7632
Grand River Health on Facebook or web, 970-625-1100

Mountain Family on Facebook or web,

Providers vaccinating# vaccine received% vaccine administered1st Dose2nd Dose# Health-workers & 1st responders vaccinated#70+    vacc- inated% 70+ vacc- inated
Valley View Hospital3,621100%3,0785431795128328%
Grand River Health2,016100%168633078789919%
Mountain Family Health Center211*100% 211  51 160 3%
Total from providers listed5,848100%4,9758732633234250%

* Mountain Family Health Centers came on board this week for vaccinations, we will be working with

   them to provide a breakdown of dose allocation for upcoming reports.

† 70+ population estimate (4,598) has been calculated using Census data that can be found here. 

Testing Updates

The Silt Roaring Fork COVID testing location has changed hours and is now available from 7– 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the parking lot behind the library and town hall at 600 Home Avenue in Silt.

Complete list of testing sites in Garfield County can be found on the COVID-19 testing site.

Deaths

  • 36 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases, by were ruled to be caused by something other than COVID-19
  • 1 new deaths reported since last week

State Dial Information (Jan 18 to Jan 24)

  • Two-week incidence:
    • Monday: 779.5
    • Tuesday: 762.9
    • Wednesday: 718.0
    • Thursday: 684.7
    • Friday: 590.1
    • Saturday: 556.8
    • Sunday: 518.5
      • Continued declines in both the number of cases and incidence rate is good for the county.
  • Hospitalizations , days with stable or declining hospitalizations:
    • Monday: 10
    • Tuesday: 11
    • Wednesday: 11
    • Thursday: 11
    • Friday: 11
    • Saturday: 11
    • Sunday: 11
      • This metric has remained stable over the past week.
  • Test positivity:
    • Monday: 7.8%
    • Tuesday: 7.6%
    • Wednesday: 7.2%
    • Thursday: 7.4%
    • Friday: 6.5%
    • Saturday: 6.6%
    • Sunday: 6.5%
      • Continuing declines in positivity over the past two weeks is good news for mitigation efforts.
Geographic AreaTotal CasesCurrently HospitalizedDeathsRecovered
Global98,954,912Not Available2,124,68554,600,822
United States25,031,463113,609408,772N/A
Colorado384,9667165,48219,858
Garfield County4,766N/A35 confirmedN/A
Eagle County4,233N/A17N/A
Pitkin County1,828N/A4N/A
Mesa County11,440379610,334*

*Statistics from Johns Hopkins University, covidtracking.com, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

* Mesa County seems to have changed the way they are reporting recovered stats. Looking at the numbers during January: 1/3 – 4,912, 1/10 – 5,305, 1/17 – 5,862.

Garfield County COVID-19 News and Information:

Garfield County Public Health is posting frequent updates in the news media, on Facebook @garfieldhealth, and on our website on the COVID & Public Health page. To navigate to the COVID & Public Health page from the main Garfield County site, click the red COVID & Public Health rectangle at the top of the page. Sign up to be notified about Garfield County COVID news at garfieldcounty.net.

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Resumen de COVID-19 del Condado Garfield

Para la semana del 24 de enero, 2021

Condado Garfield, CO – La semana pasada marcó la menor cantidad de casos reportados de COVID-19 desde principios de noviembre. El Condado Garfield actualmente tiene un promedio de 16 casos nuevos por día.  A un 6.5 por ciento, la positividad a la prueba continúa disminuyendo. El número de casos reportados en un período de dos semanas se redujo de 830 en diciembre a 312 en enero.

Aunque ha habido una disminución en casos, sigue siendo imperativo que las personas continúen siguiendo las guías de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre el distanciamiento social, el uso de cubrebocas, quedarse en casa cuando están enfermos y mantener círculos sociales pequeños hasta que nuestra población haya estado adecuadamente vacunada.

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield está observando la tasa de positividad a la prueba en el grupo de cinco a nueve años de edad. Mientras que la tasa de positividad general es de 6.5 por ciento, la tasa en niños de cinco a nueve años es casi el doble que la del 11 por ciento. Tasas muy altas pueden corresponder a menos contención y mitigación o pueden indicar que no se están realizando suficientes pruebas en ese grupo de edad.

Este es un recordatorio que nuestros jóvenes de edad escolar deben continuar quedándose en casa cuando están enfermos. Si alguien en el hogar da positivo, todos deben quedarse en casa, incluyendo miembros de familia más jóvenes. Las escuelas del Condado Garfield se están beneficiando de las precauciones que está tomando nuestra comunidad. No vaya al trabajo ni a la escuela cuando tenga síntomas y siga las guías de aislamiento y cuarentena

Casos de la semana pasada

  • 115 casos reportados/agregados desde la semana pasada para un promedio continuo de 7 días de 16.4 casos agregados por día 
  • Fechas que se agregaron la mayoría de los casos:

o  1/20: 29

o  1/19: 25

Vacunas

Fase actual: 1A y Limite en Fase 1B (por encima de la línea)

Aproximadamente el 51% de las 4,598 (estimadas) personas de 70 años o más en el Condado Garfield han recibido la vacuna COVID. Algunos del grupo de 70 años o más se están vacunando a través de colegas en centros de atención a largo plazo que no están representadas en el siguiente gráfico.

Cómo vacunarse:

El Condado Garfield sigue las guías Estatales de vacunación.

Las agencias 1B deben llenar este form para programar vacunas para empleados.  Llame al 970-665-6371 o envié correo electrónico a garcovaccine@garfield-county.com para ayuda adicional.

Personas de 70 años y más debe hacer cita con Valley View, Grand River o Mountain Family para recibir la vacuna contra COVID-19. Las citas solo se hacen cuando la vacuna está disponible.

Valley View en Facebook o web, 970-384-7632

Grand River Health en Facebook o web, 970-625-1100

Mountain Family en Facebook o web,

    Proveedores de vacunación  # de vacunas recibidas    % de vacuna administrada      1era Dosis      2nda Dosis  # de Trabajadores de salud y primeros auxilios vacunados  #70+ Vacuna-dos  % 70+ Vacuna-dos
Hospital Valley View  3,621  100%  3,078  543  1795  1283  28%
Hospital Grand River  2,016  100%  1686  330  787  899  19%
  Clínica Mountain Family    211*    100%    211     51    160      3%
Total de proveedo-res  5,848  100%  4,975  873  2633  2342  50%

* Clínica de Mountain Family se incorporó esta semana para vacunas, trabajaremos con ellos para proporcionar un analice de la asignación de dosis para los próximos informes.

† Utilizando datos del censo, se estima que la población de 70+ es de (4598): https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?t=Age%20and%20Sex&g=0400000US08_0500000US080 45&tid=ACSST5Y2019.S0101&hidePreview=false

Actualizaciones sobre Pruebas

El lugar de prueba de Silt Roaring Fork COVID ha cambiado de horario y ahora está disponible de 7– 10 a.m., lunes a viernes, en el estacionamiento detrás de la biblioteca y oficinas de la ciudad en 600 Home Avenue in Silt.

Una lista completa de los sitios que ofrecen pruebas en el Condado Garfield se puede encontrar en el sitio de pruebas para COVID-19.

Muertes

  • 36 muertes confirmadas que fueron relacionadas por COVID-19
  • Se han producido 2 muertes entre los casos de COVID-19, y se determinó que fueron causadas por algo distinto al COVID-19
  • 1 nueva muerte reportada desde la semana pasada

Marcador de Información Estatal (enero 18 a enero 24)

  • Incidencia de dos semanas:
    • lunes: 779.5
    • martes: 762.9
    • miércoles: 718.0
    • jueves: 684.7
    • viernes: 590.1
    • sábado: 556.8
    • domingo: 518.5
      • La disminución continua tanto en el número de casos como en la tasa de incidencia es buena para el condado.
  • Hospitalizaciones, días con hospitalizaciones estables o en bajada:
    • lunes: 10
    • martes: 11
    • miércoles: 11
    • jueves: 11
    • viernes: 11
    • sábado: 11
    • domingo: 11
      • Esta métrica se ha mantenido estable durante la última semana.
  • Positividad de prueba:
    • lunes: 7.8%
    • martes: 7.6%
    • miércoles: 7.2%
    • jueves: 7.4%
    • viernes: 6.5%
    • sábado: 6.6%
    • domingo: 6.5%
      • La continua disminución de positividad durante las últimas dos semanas es una buena noticia para los esfuerzos de mitigación.
Área GeográficaTotal de CasosActualmente hospitalizadosMuertesRecuperados
Global98,954,912No Disponible2,124,68554,600,822
Estados Unidos25,031,463113,609408,772N/A
Colorado384,9667165,48219,858
Condado Garfield4,766N/A35 confirmadosN/A
Condado Eagle4,233N/A17N/A
Condado Pitkin1,828N/A4N/A
Condado Mesa11,440379610,334*

*Estadísticas de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com y el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado

* El Condado Mesa parece haber cambiado la forma en que informan estadísticas recuperadas. Los números durante enero: 1/3 – 4,912, 1/10 – 5,305, 1/17 – 5,862.

Noticias e información sobre el COVID-19 del Condado Garfield

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield publica actualizaciones frecuentes en los medios de comunicación, en Facebook @garfieldhealth, y en nuestro sitio web en la página de COVID & Salud Pública.  Para navegar a la página de COVID & Salud Publica desde el sitio principal del Condado Garfield, presione en el rectángulo rojo de COVID & Salud Pública en la parte superior de la página.  Regístrese para recibir notificaciones sobre las noticias de COVID del Condado Garfield en garfieldcounty.net.

Garfield County Public Health: Garfield County COVID-19 summary

Gov. Polis renews call for more vaccines to be distributed as state, providers continue to exhaust supply

DENVER – Governor Polis renewed his call for more vaccines to be distributed to Colorado as the state and providers continue to exhaust the supply allocated by the federal government. 

Colorado has received a total of 376,920 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of January 24. Of that, 147,420 were Pfizer first doses and 229,500 were Moderna first doses. The State has also received 217,520 second doses, of which 88,920 were Pfizer and 128,600 were Moderna. Colorado expects 42,120 first doses and 16,380 second doses from Pfizer next week. Additionally, the State expects 38,170 first doses and 33,200 second doses from Moderna next week. 

Colorado has administered 458,441 of the vaccine as of 9 a.m. this morning. 375,782 first doses and 82,659 second doses.  

“Vaccines in Colorado are not sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf and we need more vaccines immediately to protect our most vulnerable residents over the age of 70 and ultimately to end this horrible pandemic,” said Governor Jared Polis. “It’s well known by now that the Trump administration failed Americans in many aspects of the COVID vaccine rollout and I continue to urge our federal partners and the new Biden administration in Washington to ramp up vaccine distribution right away. Colorado is ready to immediately use three to four times as many vaccines as we are currently getting each week right away. The sooner Colorado gets more vaccines, the quicker we can get them into arms, and the faster we can help our small businesses and economy build back stronger. We’re ready and welcome renewed federal assistance to get the job done.”

The Polis administration has been focused on distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in a way that is equitable, saves the most lives, and ends the public health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 virus as soon as possible. Colorado is dependent on the federal government for the state’s weekly supply of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For up to date information visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine.

Gov. Polis renews call for more vaccines to be distributed as state, providers continue to exhaust supply

Colorado launches new COVID-19 vaccine hotline

Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now through the end of January, the vaccine call center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beginning Feb. 1, hours will extend to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

Vaccine call center staff are trained to answer COVID-19 vaccine-related questions, provide information about vaccine providers across the state, and give general information about COVID-19. Fifty operators are available to answer calls and can provide information in multiple languages. Staffing will expand as call volume requires. 

The 1-877-CO VAX CO number is the go-to for vaccine-related questions for the general public, but they should continue using the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) and 2-1-1 Colorado for general information about COVID-19, such as the number of cases in Colorado, the list of symptoms, or how you can protect yourself. 

COHELP can be reached Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. by dialing 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. 

2-1-1 Colorado Community Resource Navigators are available to help by phone, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or toll-free 866-760-6489, or by visiting 211Colorado.org. 

Right now, Colorado is in phase 1A and 1B above the dotted line of its vaccine distribution plan, which means frontline health care workers, first responders, and people age 70 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Until the vaccine is widely available and used, and community immunity is achieved, it is important to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus, like wearing masks, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing physical distancing. More information about Colorado’s vaccine efforts is available at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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Colorado lanza nueva línea directa para la vacunación contra el COVID-19

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado abrió un nuevo centro de atención para asistir al público con preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Desde ahora, hasta finales de enero, el centro de atención estará abierto de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sábados y Domingos de 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A partir del 1 de febrero, el horario de atención será de 24 horas, siete días a la semana. El nuevo número gratuito es 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

Los empleados del centro de atención están capacitados para responder preguntas acerca de la vacuna contra el COVID-19, brindar información de proveedores en el estado y dar información general acerca del COVID-19. Hay 50 operadores disponibles para atender llamadas y pueden dar información en varios idiomas. El número de empleados se irá expandiendo a medida que la cantidad de llamadas recibidas lo exija. 

El número 1-877-COVAXCO es donde el público general debe acudir para preguntas acerca de la vacuna, pero aún deben seguir utilizando la línea directa Colorado Health de Emergencia para el Público (COHELP, por sus siglas en inglés) y 2-1-1 Colorado para información general del COVID-19, como por ejemplo el número de casos en Colorado, lista de síntomas o cómo puede protegerse. 

COHELP atiende de Lunes – Viernes, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sábado y Domingos, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. llamando al 303-389-1687 o 1-877-462-2911. 

Los Navegadores de los Recursos Comunitarios de Colorado 2-1-1 están disponibles a través del teléfono, Lunes – Viernes de 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. y pueden comunicarse al marcar 2-1-1 o la línea gratuita 866-760-6489 o ingresando a 211Colorado.org. 

Actualmente, Colorado está en la fase 1A y 1B del plan de distribución de la vacuna contra el COVID-19, lo que significa que el personal de atención médica de primera línea, el personal de primeros auxilios y las personas de 70+ años de edad son elegibles para recibir la vacuna. Hasta que la vacuna esté ampliamente disponible, utilizada y se logre una inmunidad colectiva; es importante que continuemos cumpliendo con las medidas de precaución para disminuir la propagación del virus, como utilizar un tapabocas, evitar reuniones grandes y mantener la distancia física. Más información acerca de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Colorado está disponible en covid19.colorado.gov/vacuna

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando www.covid19.colorado.gov.

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