Coronavirus‚ COVID 19
Colorado River Fire Rescue has been meeting with other Garfield County Emergency Response Agencies, Hospitals, Garfield County Public Health Department, and State of Colorado Public Health Department to ensure:
- appropriate response, treatment, and care of all patients in our response area(s),
- the health and well-being of our personnel to ensure response, and
- contingency plans.
Should our personnel have any contact with people or patients thought to have been exposed to the coronavirus‚ COVID 19, we will work closely with State and Local Public Health officials to follow the current recommended guidelines.
How can you help
Stay informed with current information from reliable sources
- Garfield County Public Health - Main Website https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/
- Garfield County Public Health‚ 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/novel-coronavirus/
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment‚ Main Website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment‚ Coronavirus Diesase 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
Practice every day healthy actions
(from the Colorado Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Corona Virus webpage above)
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(CDC) and people who are taking care of someone in close settings(CDC) (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.