March 25, 2020
Two new surveys launched to aid in symptom tracking and general
New COVID-19 webpage also launched
ASPEN – To gather more information about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Pitkin County has unveiled two new surveys as well as a new website for the public.
The surveys include a symptom tracking survey, a survey on the emotional health of the community inthis stressful time, and all originating from a new COVID-19 page, www. Pitkincounty.com/Corona.
The focus of all this is meant to collect self-reported data from the community.
“We’re trying to take the pulse of our community,” said Jordana Sabella, Planning, Prevention and Partnerships Manager for Pitkin County Public Health. “When we all have more information we’ll be able to better address the spread of COVID-19 and understand how the community is feeling and what they need.”
The COVID-19 symptom tracker is important to the epidemiological view, as people are experiencingsymptoms consistent with those of the novel coronavirus. “By seeing the trends of symptoms across the community, in differing areas of Pitkin County, we should be able to better respond,” Sabella said.
Symptoms of COVID-19:
- Early symptoms can include headache, sore throat, nasal congestion.
- Progresses to fever and cough.
- Some may have muscle and body aches.
“This information will help us gain greater clarity on the types of symptoms experienced by our community and areas of impact,” said Sabella. “This will also help us align response resources in Pitkin County and evaluate strategies to decrease the spread of illness.”
As the COVID-19 response in our community continues, Pitkin County has added information to a website designed to be a one-stop source of updates and information. Information on the website not only includes official Public Health Orders, advisories, and guidance, it also includes information on community relief resources and resources for businesses pertaining to disaster loan information, filing for unemployment, and updates coming from the State of Colorado and Federal Government.
“We intend on adding resources to this website as they are made available,” said Pitkin County Manager, Jon Peacock. “We understand that our community has a lot of information coming at it frommany directions and it is our goal to maintain this source of information for the Public Health effort, and for the relief efforts that are going to become more and more vital as this situation continues.”