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​COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Pueblo County Case Count : 10 Confirmed Cases

(as of 3/28/2020)

Gender

Age

Death

Male

26

 

Male

36

 

Male

80

 

Female

19

 

Female

47

 

Female

48

 

Female

71

 

Female

80

 

Female

81

1

Female

82

 




Testing update for Pueblo County

March 28 - Officials at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment have announced three additional positive test results for COVID-19 in Pueblo County. The positive tests are for a 26-year-old male, a 19-year-old female and a 71-year-old female. The three cases are unrelated. One of the positives is from the testing at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on March 19. Pueblo County now has 10 positive cases confirmed.  There are still 101 tests pending of the 254 tests administered in Pueblo County.

First Confirmed COVID-19 Death in Pueblo County 

March 26 - Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) confirmed today the first death in Pueblo County due to COVID-19 of an 81-year-old woman. There is no additional information available at this time.
“This is a tragic loss of life and we share our heartfelt condolences with the family," said Randy Evetts, Public Health Director. “This unfortunate loss highlights the seriousness of this virus. Now more than ever, we want to remind our residents to protect yourself, your family, and the community.”  PDPHE is working to identify close contacts of the woman and continue this investigation to protect the Pueblo Community and reduce the spread of the virus.

GOV. ISSUES STAY AT HOME ORDER 

March 25 - All Coloradans must stay at home unless necessary for businesses. Critical businesses are exempt from this Executive Order. Critical businesses must comply with social distancing requirements. This order is in place through April 11, 2020. Read the order here. Read the public health order here

Have questions about the order? Here’s some frequently asked questions about the order. Click here

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds:

  • If you have any symptoms -- even mild ones -- public health urges you to stay home and isolate yourself until: 
  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without the use of medicine) AND
  • Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND
  • At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
  • Anyone in your household you have had close contact with (within six feet for approximately 10 minutes) should self-quarantine for 14 days, even if you haven’t been tested for COVID-19.
  • If you have a medical emergency, call 911. If you have severe respiratory symptoms, especially shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tell the 911 dispatcher about your symptoms. Do not wait for a COVID-19 test to call 911.


Pueblo Updates


March 28, 2020 - 

    • There have been 254 tests administered in Pueblo County. Currently it is taking seven or more days for test results to be reported to Pueblo’s Public Health.
    • 40 of the 90 tested at the State Fair Grounds are received
      • 37 negatives
      • 2 positives, of which one (1) is from Douglas County
      • 1 test sample was not able to be processed
      • 50 test samples still pending
    • 139 tests previously sent from Pueblo County have been returned with negative results.
    • 101 tests are pending
    • 13* tests previously sent have been returned with positive results, ten from Pueblo County, one from Crowley County, and one from Huerfano County, one from Douglas County.

*Please note, results are not all Pueblo County residents. Pueblo’s hospitals serve and test individuals from outside of Pueblo County.

“Compared to a week ago, Pueblo has three times more positive COVID-19 test results. I expect the more people we test and the more test results we receive, Pueblo will continue to see more positive COVID-19 cases,” stated Randy Evetts public health director at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. Evetts added, “I continue to urge community members to follow social distancing of six feet or more from each other to stop the spread of this virus and protect our family, friends, and neighbors.”

March 27, 2020 - Pueblo currently has 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19


March 26, 2020 -
 Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) confirmed today the first death in Pueblo County due to COVID-19 of an 81-year-old woman. There is no additional information available at this time. “This is a tragic loss of life and we share our heartfelt condolences with the family," said Randy Evetts, Public Health Director. “This unfortunate loss highlights the seriousness of this virus. Now more than ever, we want to remind our residents to protect yourself, your family, and the community.”  PDPHE is working to identify close contacts of the woman and continue this investigation to protect the Pueblo Community and reduce the spread of the virus.


March 26, 2020 - Pueblo police department is on "cold reporting" meaning if you are involved in a crash with no injuries, no drugs or alcohol suspected and everyone has insurance please exchange info and file a report online 

March 26, 2020 -- We have 2 more confirmed cases in Pueblo County,bringing the total to 5 cases. Pueblo County had it’s third confirmed positive case on Friday, March 20. The individual is a 48-year-old female from Pueblo County. The second case was reported on Thursday, March 19, a 47-year old female. The first presumptive positive case was reported on Friday, March 13 in Pueblo County. The patient is an adult male and is currently in isolation at home and recovering.

March 25, 2020 -  United Way of Pueblo County, CSU-Pueblo Student Health Services to Hold Community Supply Drive Friday for Healthcare Workers. A community drive will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27 to gather personal protective equipment for healthcare workers addressing COVID-19. The drive will be held at the Cultural Heritage Building at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Entrance will be permitted through the Beulah Avenue entrance, gate 9. More info is available here

March 24, 2020 - Pueblo Leaders Consider Stay-At-Home Order. Pueblo community leaders met today to review local COVID-19 cases, and specifically discuss if it is time to move to a more aggressive approach in Pueblo County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  They agreed delays in test processing at the state and so many test results still pending for Pueblo County, combined with the lack of available local testing, it is very difficult to measure the spread of COVID-19 in our community. While community leaders are ready to make stringent modifications in the way residence socialize and conduct business, leaders urge every citizen to ensure they are making a difference. Officials confirm reduced exposure does result in less strain on hospitals, quicker economic recovery for our community, shorter duration of this pandemic, and fewer lives lost but we all must do our part. Stay-at-home orders will likely include closing all non-essential businesses and mandating people stay home unless they are buying groceries, going to the doctor, or providing other critical services for family members.  Group gatherings will be banned, while outdoor exercise (in non-group settings) will be allowed. There is currently no mandated Stay-at-home order for Pueblo County. Read more here


March 24, 2020 - 
Strategic National Stockpile Supplies Arrive in Pueblo County. Pueblo County, along with its South Region partners, received a shipment of supplies Monday afternoon from the National Strategic Stockpile to help the community’s response to COVID-19. The Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use during a public health emergency when local supplies run out. Pueblo County received masks, gowns, gloves, and face shields which are targeted for distribution at long-term care facilities. Read more here

March 24, 2020 -  There's pending COVID-19 tests from previous weeks, at the state laboratory including the testing at the Colorado State Fair Grounds 3/19/2020. The average time for results from Denver has been 5-7 days.
 Public Health will announce any positive cases.

March 23, 2020
 -- Pueblo County had it’s third confirmed positive case on Friday, March 20. The individual is a 48-year-old female from Pueblo County. The second case was reported on Thursday, March 19, a 47-year old female. The first presumptive positive case was reported on Friday, March 13 in Pueblo County. The patient is an adult male and is currently in isolation at home and recovering.


Local Restaurants Providing Take-out/Delivery thru Services

The Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is compiling a list of local restaurants that will provide take-out/delivery food services. For a list of those eateries click here

FEMA RUMOR CONTROL WEBSITE

There are a lot of rumors circulating about COVID-19. FEMA has set up a website to address some of the myths and facts about the Coronavirus. Click here


Colorado Updates

GOV. ISSUES STAY AT HOME ORDER 

March 25 - All Coloradans must stay at home unless necessary for businesses. Critical businesses are exempt from this Executive Order. Critical businesses must comply with social distancing requirements. This order is in place through April 11, 2020


GOV. ISSUES ORDER DIRECTING ALL NON-CRITICAL EMPLOYERS TO REDUCE IN-PERSON WORKFORCE BY 50%

March 22 - All Colorado employers are ordered to implement tele-work or other work from home capabilities to the greatest extent possible. Businesses may continue operations so long as at least half their employees and contractors perform work activities at their own residences (i.e., work from home). For more information on this Public Health order click here.

GOV. POLIS DIRECTIVE CLOSURE FOR NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONAL SERVICES 

March 19 - Effective today at 8 a.m. and continuing through April 30, 2020, the following places of  accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use and occupancy by the public:  all hair and nail salons, spas, tattoo, and massage parlors. For more information on this directive click /DocumentCenter/View/710

GOV. ISSUES ORDER SUSPENDING IN-PERSON LEARNING AT SCHOOLS 

March 18 - Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools statewide from March 23 to April 17. School districts and the Charter School Institute are to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time. Read the public order here.

CDPHE ISSUES ORDER LIMITING GATHERING SIZE TO 10

March 18 - Colorado Department of Public Health issued, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control, a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. These include: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs and festivals. Click here to read the order.

GOV. EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF SKI OPERATIONS TO APRIL 6

For more on the order click here

GOV. MANDATES 30-DAY SUSPENSION OF DINE-IN SERVICES

March 16 - Gov. Jared Polis mandated a 30-day suspension of all dine-in services at restaurants and bars, gyms, theaters, casinos and coffee houses in Colorado effective at 8 a.m. on March 17. Establishments may continue to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. Read the public order here

DOR AND DMV CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 18

Department Revenue and Department of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed from March 18-April 18, but many operations will continue. Residents can renew driver’s license online by clicking here



Informational Sources


Pueblo’s COVID-19 Hotline 719-583-4444

Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment also encourages residents to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19:

​Local Information


See Local Updates organized by type below:
  1. Health Care
  2. Schools
  3. Government
  4. Utilities
  5. Organizations
  6. Churches
  7. Businesses
  • Parkview Medical Center

  • Limiting visitors to the hospital, no one under the age of 18 is allowed, one visitor per patient in a 24 hr period if visitor have any cold or flu symptoms they will not be allowed in Parkview COVID hotline 719-562-2020
  • St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

  • Temporary restrictions for visitors. No visitors allowed for COVID-19 confirmed patients or patients under investigation for COVID-19. All other visitors will be screened. Patients are limited to one visitor per day. No visitors under the age of 18 permitted. All animal therapy is suspended except for service animals.
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