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FRISCO — A patient being screened for the new coronavirus at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco tested positive, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
A test was performed by the state, which returned a presumptive positive result. The test will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for official confirmation. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Centura Health President and CEO Peter Banko are expected to address the case during a press conference at 4:45 p.m. The case represents the first known case of COVID-19 in the state.
KEYSTONE, Colo. — More than two dozen mumps cases, most of them among Keystone Resort employees, have been confirmed in Summit County, a nurse manager with Summit County Public Health (SCPH) said.
The EPA-registered disinfectant products on our Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 list have qualified under EPA's emerging viral pathogen program for use against SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product. The emerging viral pathogen guidance was triggered for SARS-CoV-2 on January 29, 2020.
EPA strongly recommends following the product label use directions for enveloped viruses, as indicated by the approved emerging viral pathogen claim on the master label. If the directions for use for viruses/virucidal activity list different contact times or dilutions, use the longest contact time or most concentrated solution.
We show that by 23 January 2020, the epidemic had already spread to other cities within Mainland China. The travel quarantine around Wuhan has only modestly delayed the epidemic spread to other areas of Mainland China. This is in agreement with separate studies on the diffusion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Mainland China (27, 35, 36). The model indicates that while the Wuhan travel ban was initially effective at reducing international case importations, the number of cases observed outside Mainland China will resume its growth after 2-3 weeks from cases that originated elsewhere. Furthermore, the modeling study shows that additional travel limitations up to 90% of the traffic have a modest effect unless paired with public health interventions and behavioral changes that achieve a considerable reduction in the disease transmissibility (37). The model also indicates that even in the presence of the strong travel restrictions in place to and from Mainland China since 23 January 2020, a large number of individuals exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 have been traveling internationally without being detected. Moving forward we expect that travel restrictions to COVID-19 affected areas will have modest effects, and that transmission-reduction interventions will provide the greatest benefit to mitigate the epidemic.
Evergreen FireRescue @efr_co 15m
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in response to the state’s coronavirus outbreak.
There are now at least 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, in Colorado. Four new cases were announced on Monday alone and a fifth was being further investigated after inconclusive test results. Three more cases were announced on Tuesday, including Eagle, Gunnison and Arapahoe counties.
One of those new cases from Monday was a Larimer County woman in her 50s who has been diagnosed with pneumonia, a complication of the virus that can be deadly.
“There will be more confirmed cases,” Polis predicted. “We’re going to get through this together.”
As part of his emergency declaration, the governor ordered his Department of Labor and Employment to provide paid leave to workers in the food, hospitality, childcare, medical and education fields while they await coronavirus testing if they exhibit flu-like symptoms. He also ordered the Department of Revenue to allow Coloradans 65 and older to temporarily renew their driver’s licenses online.
Teller County Sheriff's Office
As we see more cases of COVID-19 around the country and here in Colorado, West Metro is changing the way we respond to medical calls in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, keeping our community and our firefighters safe.
Remember- to contact your primary care doctor if you have non-life-threatening symptoms.
From Lake George Fire Protection District:
Training Cancellation Notice
As a critical first responder agency, the Divide Fire Station has been notified to assume Public Health Event Level 1 procedures. Those procedures include a restriction on allowing public meetings, training events or other non-essential personnel in the building. We're sorry for this inconvenience but we must cancel use of the building for training until further notice.
**Unfortunately, we have to cancel CPR class on Saturday, the 14th and Stop the Bleed on Sunday, the 29th . We apologize for the inconvenience. Feel free to contact me if you have questions and thanks! Deputy Bunting
Lake George Fire Protection District will also be limiting public access as well to keep our responders healthy to be able to take care of you!