COVID-19 Corona Virus - How You Can Prepare

25 Apr 2020 19:13 #71 by Mountain-News-Events
Video - Coronavirus In Colorado: ‘I Love U Guys Foundation’ Switches Focus To Feeding Students In Need
By Makenzie O'Keefe, CBS Denver | April 16, 2020

(CBS4) — Coloradans are working to make sure students in need are able to get the meals they would usually rely on getting from school cafeterias. Emily Keyes’ family created the I Love U Guys Foundation after the deadly shooting in Bailey, 14 years ago. Now, the school safety foundation has a new focus.

“Crisis isn’t a choice, response is,” explained John-Micahel Keyes, the Executive Director of the I Love U Guys Foundation. “And were taking that philosophy.”

As classrooms sit empty, school districts across the state are dealing with a new type of crisis. That’s making sure students have the supplies they need to learn remotely likely laptops or band equipment, and for many, meals they would normally get at school.

The foundation has used research and data to create the ‘Standard Distribution Method.’ It’s a program that guides school officials and volunteers on how to safely get meals into the hands of families in need, with as little contact as possible.

iloveuguys.org/
Standard Distribution Method

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27 Apr 2020 12:14 #72 by ScienceChic

Since extending the state Stay-At-Home order, we have received a number of inquiries and feedback from our community. Know that we have heard you and greatly appreciate your feedback. Please see this letter from our Executive Director, Dr. Mark B. Johnson, for some answers to common questions: bit.ly/2VGHOPZ

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28 Apr 2020 14:14 #73 by ScienceChic
We've now surpassed 1 million confirmed cases in the U.S., and 57,812 deaths, the most of any country in the world. :(

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29 Apr 2020 13:31 #74 by Mountain-News-Events
Governor Jared Polis
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I will be holding a press conference beginning around 1:30 today. You can watch it live on my Facebook page. www.facebook.com/jaredpolis/

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01 May 2020 15:06 #75 by ScienceChic
Park County Board of Health Order 20-02 Adopted On April 30th

The Park County Board of Health adopted Rescinding Park County Board of Health Order 20-01, Issuing Park County Board of Health Order 20-02 Standing Public Health Order Closing All Short-Term Rentals And Incorporating Safer-At Home Order (PDF). This order is effective until June 4, 2020. For questions please call 719-836-4219.

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01 May 2020 15:13 #76 by ScienceChic
Colorado schools should prepare for possibility of not reopening in the fall, Polis tells superintendents
By Debbie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Colorado Politics | Apr 22, 2020

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01 May 2020 15:18 - 01 May 2020 15:24 #77 by ScienceChic
Press release
Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact

April 27, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact -- a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.

"In Washington state, our decisions are guided by public health data and science and this is a principle we share up and down the West Coast. Governor Polis and Governor Sisolak are taking that approach as well, and the addition of their states will strengthen this regional partnership and save lives," Inslee said. 

“Coloradans are working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and have important information to share with and to gain from other states. I’m thrilled Colorado is joining the Western States Pact," Gov. Jared Polis said. "There’s no silver bullet that will solve this pandemic until there is a cure so we must have a multifaceted and bold approach in order to slow the spread of the virus, keep our people safe and help our economy rebound.”

“I’m honored to have the state of Nevada join the Western States Pact and believe the sharing of critical information and best practices on how to mitigate the spread, protect the health and safety of our residents, and reopen responsibly will be invaluable as we chart our paths forward,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said. “Millions of visitors from our fellow Western states travel to Nevada every year as a premier tourism destination and this partnership will be vital to our immediate recovery and long-term economic comeback.”  

Earlier this month, Inslee, along with California Governor Gavin Newsom and Oregon Governor Kate Brown, announced they would be working together under a shared vision for gradually modifying their state’s stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.

They listed three shared principles as foundational to the agreement:
1. Our residents’ health comes first. As home to nearly one in five Americans and gateway to the rest of the world, the West Coast has an outsized stake in controlling and ultimately defeating COVID-19.

2. Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide these decisions. Modifications to our states’ stay at home orders must be made based off our understanding of the total health impacts of COVID-19, including: the direct impact of the disease on our communities; the health impact of measures introduced to control the spread in communities—particularly felt by those already experiencing social disadvantage prior to COVID-19; and our health care systems’ ability to ensure care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This effort will be guided by data. We need to see a decline in the rate of spread of the virus before large-scale reopening, and we will be working in coordination to identify the best metrics to guide this.

3. Our states will only be effective by working together. Each state will work with its local leaders and communities within its borders to understand what’s happening on the ground and adhere to our agreed upon approach.

As part of the Western States Pact, the governors commit to working together toward the following four goals: 
- Protecting vulnerable populations at risk for severe disease if infected. This includes a concerted effort to prevent and fight outbreaks in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

- Ensuring an ability to care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This will require adequate hospital surge capacity and supplies of personal protective equipment.

- Mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities.

- Protecting the general public by ensuring any successful lifting of interventions includes the development of a system for testing, tracking and isolating. The states will work together to share best practices.

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https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-colorado-nevada-will-join-washington-oregon-california-western-states

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04 May 2020 14:18 #78 by ScienceChic
Governor Polis's YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9OxTXxC5bYP4hVXqZrlCQ
Today's live-streamed briefing: www.facebook.com/53481427529/videos/232040354729444/

April 27th briefing:


April 29th briefing:


Testing sites are opening up around the state, you will find their locations on a map on the state's COVID-19 resource page covid19.colorado.gov/

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04 May 2020 18:06 - 04 May 2020 18:09 #79 by Mountain-News-Events
Jefferson County Receives $101.7 Million in CARES Act Funding
April 30, 2020

Jefferson County has received $101.7 million in federal relief funds to cover expenses related to the coronavirus. The county applied for the funds that are available from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The CARES Act made $2.2 trillion available to state and local governments, small businesses, and hospitals, in addition to providing stimulus payments and unemployment benefits to individuals. The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is working to share those funds as quickly as possible with cities in the county and made the decision on the distribution of funds on Monday, May. 4.

“These funds that are being provided through the CARES Act will be a great relief to the businesses in our community that have been struggling through the COVID virus shutdown,” said Commissioner Libby Szabo. “I look forward to working and collaborating with our cities to take care of and support the businesses that have been devastated by this Coronavirus pandemic.

”The county will share 45% of the per capita rate – or approximately $29.8 million – of the CARES Act funds it received with its municipalities, according to Jefferson County Manager Don Davis. Those cities will receive funds based on their population. Jefferson County will use its funding to cover those costs associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

“This has been a very difficult time for us all, but we’re a strong community that looks out for one another,” said Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper. “The distribution of the CARES Act dollars strikes the right balance to ensure our cities and our county have funding to help businesses re-open and to support services that help our neighbors facing economic hardship due to the pandemic.

”The CARES Act requires state and local governments to use the funds only on expenses directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. Funds may not be used for non-coronavirus purposes in an attempt to offset lost tax revenue.

Commissioner Casey Tighe said, “We all need to be responsible with how we spend this money to be sure that we are meeting the needs for our residents and community.”

https://www.jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1189

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05 May 2020 11:41 - 05 May 2020 11:42 #80 by ScienceChic

Beginning May 9, Jeffco will follow the state’s Safer-at-Home order. Under the
state’s Safer-at-Home order, residents are no longer ordered to stay
home, but are strongly advised to stay at home. Critical businesses are
open and many non-critical businesses are operating with restrictions.
Read more at www.Jeffco.us/safer-at-home

- GUIDANCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY (Everyone must take these actions):

• Stay home as much as possible, leaving only for a limited number of specific activities.
• When you go out, follow physical distancing requirements (6 feet of space between yourself and others) and wear a non-medical face covering.
• Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults, should continue to follow Stay-at-Home guidance, which means only leaving home for medical care and essential activities.
• Do not go to work if you are sick.
• People who have COVID-19 symptoms must isolate unless they have a negative test result. As the state works to build up testing capacity, self-isolating when you are ill is the best course of action.
• Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and don’t touch your face.
• Only essential travel in- or out-of-state is permitted.

- GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

Check out our Safer-At-Home page, www.Jeffco.us/safer-at-home , for industry-specific guidance related to your business. It is expected that all businesses follow all applicable guidance provided by
JCPH and CDPHE.

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