Pueblo County Health Department: Two Pueblo County Residents Have Died From Covid-19

March 30, 2020 – Public health officials from the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday morning that two elderly women, 80 and 81, have sadly passed away due to COVID-19 cases.

Pueblo County now has a total of 18 confirmed positive cases among Pueblo County residents. Five additional positive cases are from individuals residing in other counties (one from Crowley County, one from Huerfano County, one from Douglas County, one from Fremont County, one from Rio Grande County) but who were tested in Pueblo County.

There have been 276 tests administered (including 90 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on March 19) in Pueblo County. There have been 170 negative results with 82 tests results still pending. Testing is over seven days for the results to be returned to Pueblo, a frustration to local officials.

In other news:

The President announced he extended social distancing guidelines through April 30, 2020.

The State of Colorado secured Major Disaster Status as of 3/29/2020 from the President.

Pueblo School District 60 resumed Grab-and-Go Meals resuming Monday, March 30 as well, now at 8 sites. More info is at puebloemergency.info.
School District 70 resumed Grab n’ Go meals (lunch and breakfast) resume Monday, March 30, 2020. Meals are served Monday-Thursday, more informationpuebloemergency.info.

Currently Pueblo has as no curfews related to the Governor’s Stay At Home order.

City of Pueblo Fire Department is following their Non-Transport Guidelines. For the duration of the pandemic emergency, Pueblo EMS and AMR units responding to patients complaining of COVID-like symptoms will be asked a series of questions. Based on the response to the questions, the patient may be directed to stay at home with a set of instructions for home-based self-care.

2-1-1 phone call service can help anything related to community resources which includes:Basic Needs-food, shelter, etc.Unemployment informationTransportationChild careMental health

Colorado State Patrol is on Accident Alert statewide. If you are in an accident with no injuries and no alcohol involved and everyone has insurance, report incident online www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/report-accidentMental Health Resources are available in Pueblo, contact your mental health care provider. Services are also available through Health Solutions at 719-545-2746www.health.solutions.

Everybody has a responsibility to protect the Pueblo community and our most vulnerable in Pueblo by:.

Minimize social activities and being physically close to other people.·

Do not go to the emergency room unless medically necessary.·

Wash your hands with soap regularly.·

Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue.·

Stay home when you’re sick.·

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.·

Avoid close contact with sick people.· C

lean surfaces frequently touched.

Reliable sources of information on COVID-19:www.puebloemergency.info

Pueblo’s COVID-19 Hotline 719-583-4444

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