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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call 970-774-6123 for medical advice. Please do not arrive without calling first so we may appropriately prepare.

State & Local Resources

Northeast Colorado Health District
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
State Case Counts from CDPHE
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Haxtun Health is taking all necessary steps to ensure that staff is prepared to deal with this virus, should it spread to our community. All staff including our frontline providers are receiving daily updates on the virus and recommendations from the CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Haxtun Health has a supply of protective equipment to ensure their safety as well as prevent the spread of illness.

There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are many actions you can take to protect yourself from getting COVID-19. These are the same actions that can protect you from getting any respiratory illness.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children at home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Important things to remember

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health setting).
  • It is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room to prevent the spread of illness. Tell them your symptoms and that you suspect you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or had recent travel to a country that is experiencing community spread.

We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency — like a large snowstorm– and have a plan for your family or household.

  • Not all coronaviruses are COVID-19. There are many other kinds of common coronaviruses currently circulating in Colorado and the U.S. that cause respiratory illness. There also are many other kinds of respiratory illnesses (such as colds and flu) circulating right now.
  • COVID-19 is a new coronavirus. Before this current outbreak, people had never experienced or been made sick by this virus.
  • This virus is spreading from person-to-person and cases have been detected in a number of countries, including the United States.
  • Symptoms of this new coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after exposure.
  • Now that we have confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado, the vast majority of cases will be mild. In other areas, cases have been more severe in the elderly population and with people who have underlying health conditions.

People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

COVID-19: What to do

If you have an urgent or life-threatening health condition, seek care in the Emergency Room or call 911.

If you have symptoms of a viral illness such as cough, sore throat, headache and/or body aches, shortness of breath, fatigue or a runny/stuffy nose, call your primary care provider. If you’re over the age of 65 and have other chronic health conditions, your provider may ask you to schedule an appointment. If you’re otherwise a healthy person, it is recommended that you stay home and follow the homecare guidance.

If you visit your doctor, he/she will decide the best course of testing and treatment for you based upon the screening guidelines provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the CDC.

  • If you have the symptoms listed above AND you have been in close contact with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.

OR

  • You have the symptoms listed above AND you have a history of travel from affected geographic regions within 14 days of symptom onset.

OR

  • You have a fever with severe acute lower respiratory illness (e.g. pneumonia) requiring hospitalization and without alternative explanatory diagnosis (e.g. influenza) AND no source of exposure has been identified.

If you visit your doctor, he/she will decide the best course of testing and treatment for you based upon the screening guidelines provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the CDC.

PLEASE NOTE: The symptoms above do not necessarily indicate that you have contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19. If your doctor decides to do a COVID-19 swab to send to the CDPHE for evaluation, it does NOT mean that you have contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The webpage below is managed and updated by the CDC, and localized for Phillips County, Colorado.