Garfield County asks for community participation in tracking COVID-19 symptoms and feelings

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health has launched two new online tools to collect data from the community on COVID-19. The first will collect information on COVID symptoms people are experiencing, and the second is to gain a greater sense of the overall mental health status of members of the community.

COVID-19 symptoms

If you are experiencing manageable COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath, public health would like to capture this information. By visiting the Garfield County website testing page, and clicking on the red COVID-19 panels, you may access a self-report symptoms form.

Because widespread community testing is not available in Garfield County at this time, the new online self-report symptoms form may help to provide the department with data to track the spread of COVID-19 in our county. It is a way to gain greater clarity on areas being impacted, and types of symptoms people are experiencing.

COVID-19 feelings check-in

Also located on the Garfield County Covid-19 testing page is the social distancing feelings check-in form. This form is for everyone, with or without symptoms, to track how our community members are feeling during this time of isolation and social distancing practices.

Both forms take only a few minutes to complete; and will provide public health responders with critical information during this rapidly evolving event. The information provided is also secure and confidential.

The forms are both available from the four buttons at the top of the Garfield County website home page – by clicking on the button named “COVID-19 testing”. The direct link to the forms is: https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/covid-19-testing/

Garfield County asks for community participation in tracking COVID-19 symptoms and feelings