Kiowa County Public Health COVID weekly update for August 26, 2020

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Published Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cases 0

Hospitalizations 0

Deaths 0

*We are in Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors. More information about COVID-19 can be found at https://covid19.colorado.gov/.

*The Community Test Site is located at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads. The state backlog has been resolved. Test turnaround is now back to 2-3 days. This testing is free!

*Please call your provider to seek testing if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 such as: Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

*With the fair coming up, please follow recommendations. There is an outbreak from the recent fair in Prowers County. Let's keep COVID-19 OUT of Kiowa County as long as possible!

*How many people can you have at your event? The social distance calculator will tell you! https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/social-distancing-calculator-...

*There continues to be a Mask Mandate for those over the age of 10 in all indoor spaces other than home.

*If you are tested STAY HOME! Isolation and quarantine guidance can be found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-in-colorado/about-covid-19/isolation-andquarantine

*Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others.

*If you think you may have COVID-19 and are interested in testing, call your healthcare provider. If you are having severe symptoms such as significant trouble breathing, etc. Call 911

*Call PCPHE with any questions at 719-336-8721. We are serving both Kiowa and Prowers Counties.

*FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

*Why don't all the siblings have to stay home if a cohort is quarantined? See the many scenarios here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/cases-and-outbreaks-child-care-schools#tools.

*What is a close contact? Having close contact (generally less than 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, depending on the exposure) with a person with COVID-19 from two days before their symptom onset (or positive COVID-19 test) until they meet criteria to discontinue isolation. Depending on the types of person-to-person interactions, high-risk "close contact" exposures can occur in fewer than 15 minutes. Note, close contact isn't necessarily 15 consecutive minutes. Someone who was close to a sick person multiple times may have been exposed and need to be quarantined.

*How long can it take to get sick after exposure to COVID-19? 2-14 days

*What should one do if they cannot find what they are looking for on the state website? Please call us and we will assist you.

Call Kiowa County Public Health, via PCPHE, with any questions at 719-336-8721

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