For Updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Larimer County, please refer to the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment: http://www.larimer.org/health

 

15 Recent Emergency Notification(s)

Emergency Alert

03/25/2020, 15:23:15 - LETA - IPAWS EMERGENCY ALERT: For the public health and safety of the community, Larimer County Health Director has issued a Stay at Home Order for Larimer County. This Order begins on March 26th at 5:00pm and will be in place through April 17th. For more information about the order, go to www.larimer.org/health/stay-at-home-order.

Emergency Alert

03/24/2020, 18:46:01 - Larimer County Health - COVID19 Keyword & Social Media Update: REMINDER: Tomorrow is the PPE Donation Drive for First Responders & Health Care Workers. Visit https://www.larimer.org/PPEdrive for more info on items needed and locations accepting donations.

Emergency Alert

03/24/2020, 11:55:55 - Larimer County Health - COVID19 Update: Larimer County Health is Tracking Symptoms in our Community visit: https://datastudio.google.com/reporting/1zPj0yZ3WXhzO996NhQzFl1cIotkzHyjB/page/plbIB

Emergency Alert

03/23/2020, 11:18:20 - LETA - COVID19 Update: For Updates on COVID-19 in Larimer County, text COVID19LC to 888777Wednesday, March 25, 20208:00 AM - 5:00 PMDonate UNOPENED and UNUSED Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at various locations throughout Larimer County. We need your help, Larimer County. If you have extra PPE we are asking that you donate it for those on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in Larimer County. There are multiple locations throughout Larimer County where you are able to donate your UNOPENED and UNUSED PPE equipment. At this time, we do not need homemade facemasks.Visit www.larimer.org/ppedrive to see the list of what we need, what not to bring, and the locations of where you can drop your donations.

Emergency Alert

03/22/2020, 17:40:00 - LETA - COVID19 update: To receive updates on COVID19 in Larimer County, sign up by texting the keyword COVID19LC to 888777. Governor Polis will be issuing a new health order requesting teleworking by 50% of the workforce or staggered shifts. Details of the order will be worked out through his office and updated on www.larimer.org/health. Latest COVID19 cases in Larimer County are updated daily at www.larimer.org/health.

Emergency Alert

03/21/2020, 15:14:50 - Larimer County Health - COVID19 Update: Get updates on COVID19 in Larimer County by texting the keyword COVID19LC to 888777Larimer County Health Department and the Town of Estes Park issue orders limiting visitors to Estes Valley through the closures of accommodations. Larimer County Health and the Town of Estes are limiting visitor services in the Town and discouraging visitation. The town’s hospital has also urged the Town to shut down hotels, motels, and vacation rentals to limit the number of tourists into the Town. The orders from the Town and Larimer County limit accommodations in the Estes Park area. These orders go into effect on March 23 at 12 p.m. through April 17, 2020. There are exceptions for local workers, long-term residents of short-term facilities, and those who are ill or quarantined.

Emergency Alert

03/20/2020, 19:06:25 - LETA- COVID19 Update: Get updates on COVID19 in Larimer County by texting the keyword COVID19LC to 888777Visit www.larimer.org/health for the full orders from Governor Polis. March 20:10 Cases in Larimer County under case investigationGovernor Polis has issued an executive order restricting public gatherings to no more than 10 people. Governor Polis ordered the closure of all nonessential personal services which includes services and products that individuals choose to use that are not necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of businesses or residences, Examples of these services include hair or nail salons, spas, or tattoo or massage parlors. Governor Polis has ordered a temporary suspension of dine-in service at restaurants and bars for the next 30 days.

Emergency Alert

03/18/2020, 20:02:05 - LETA - COVID19 UPDATE: Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19 - VIew the latest restrictions from the governor's office - https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/colorado-takes-further-action-address-public-health-threat-covid-19. The Governor signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17. The executive order directs Colorado school districts and the Charter School Institute to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time while taking into account the needs of local communities. This order also directs the Commissioner of Education to issue guidance to support P-12 school systems in developing and implementing plans to assist families and students in accessing alternative learning, providing free and reduced lunch and breakfast, and offering waivers for instructional time as appropriate.The Governor also announced that he would be extending the suspension of downhill ski area operations through April 6.

Emergency Alert

03/18/2020, 12:44:20 - LETA - COVID19 Testing Update: Testing InformationIf you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.Testing is not recommended for those who do not have symptoms. Due to limited testing supplies, testing may be prioritized for the following individuals: Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in order to inform decisions related to controlling the spread of infection in these facilities. Other symptomatic individuals such as, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for more severe illness with COVID-19 (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease). Those who are identified by the health department through case investigation who have had close contact with a suspect or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case, including healthcare personnel.The health department does not provide testing or write orders for testing. To be tested, someone must have an order for testing from their healthcare provider.

Emergency Alert

03/17/2020, 18:01:30 - LETA COVID19 Keyword & Social Media Update: Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has identified a positive COVID-19 case in a resident of a Long Term Care facility. The facility also has a staff person who tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the high-risk nature of residents in the facility, a team of infection preventionists and epidemiologists from CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have been working closely with LCDHE and providing on-site technical assistance and support regarding case investigation, infection prevention, healthcare worker safety assessments, and personal protective equipment.The resident and the worker who tested positive live/work at the North Shore Health & Rehab Facility in Loveland. While local public health agencies typically don’t release names of facilities, Columbine Health Systems, which operates North Shore Health & Rehab, has volunteered to share that information to help protect public health and keep people safe. The case investigation is ongoing, but to date there are no other confirmed cases associated with residents of this facility. At least six other residents of the facility have been tested, and their test results were negative. Additional tests are pending.Case investigation is in process to identify people who have been in close contact with the individuals who tested positive so that public health workers can reach out to those contacts in the next few days. As with any communicable disease, this case investigation will take some time to complete. In order to protect the privacy of the individuals, idenCOVID-19 is spread like the flu. You can help slow the spread of viruses by: increasing distance between people to six feet to help reduce spread,considering canceling trips and not attending public gatherings,washing hands frequently with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and avoiding close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.

Emergency Alert

03/17/2020, 15:23:44 - Infrastructure Impact: Around Colorado and specifically in Larimer County we are experiencing an impact on calls receiving a fast busy or calls not connecting (dead air). We are working with the phone providers on the issue. Verizon reports the issue has been isolated to an intermediary carrier network connection that would connect Verizon to AT & T or a call from CenturyLink Line to a Verizon phone. We are monitoring the situation closely. Ability to call 9-1-1 is NOT impacted. Remember 9-1-1 is for life safety issues only.

Emergency Alert

03/17/2020, 10:48:50 - LETA - COVID19 Keyword & Social Media Update: Social distancing will make a difference in the spread of COVID19. Governor Polis has released an order that closed numerous establishments. To read the full order visit https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19. If you have a question, you can text the joint information center at 970-999-1770. If you want to speak to a Larimer County Health Professional call 970-498-5500.

Emergency Alert

03/16/2020, 14:52:20 - Larimer County Health - COVID19 Keyword & Social Media Update: Larimer County Health: Social distancing is the key to reducing the spread. Self quarantine if you are feeling sick. Minimize public gathering places. Wash your hands for 20 seconds frequently and use hand sanitizer. If you have specific questions on COVID19 in Larimer County, you can text 970-999-1770. If you would prefer to speak with a person, call 970-498-5500 0800 am - 5:00 pm. To view the latest credible information on COVID-19 visit: www.larimer.org/coronavirus. Residents are encouraged to follow LCDHE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts at @LarimerHealth.

Emergency Alert

03/05/2020, 01:18:55 - LCSO - Police Activity Follow up: This is the Larimer County Sheriff's Office with a follow up message. The situation in Wellington has been resolved and law enforcement officials advise there is no risk to the public. Thank you for your cooperation. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. Thank you.

Emergency Alert

03/05/2020, 00:30:06 - LCSO - Police Activity: This is the Larimer County Sheriff's Office with an emergency message. We are dealing with an armed male in the Wellington area and are asking those living in the area from Garfield east to I-25, north to Hayes Circle and west to 6th Street to remain in their homes with doors and windows locked. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. We will send a follow up message when the situation is resolved. Thank you