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Daily Update for April 20, 2020
Daily Update for April 20, 2020
Costilla County Public Health
Monday, April 20, 2020

San Luis Valley - Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Alamosa County over the weekend, bringing the total cases for Alamosa County to 9 and the total positive cases in the San Luis Valley to 24. The testing information is posted daily at slvemergency.org/slv-covid-19.

 

Friday afternoon Governor Polis issued an executive order making masks required for essential employees and gloves required if they are provided by your employer. Masks can be made with a variety of fabrics and methods. For ideas on sew and no-sew options, visit coloradomaskproject.com

 

When wearing gloves, ensure you are following proper glove usage guidelines to limit the possibility of cross-contamination. 

 

How to properly put on gloves: 

  • Wash & dry your hands before putting on gloves

  • Select the correct glove size 

  • Hold the gloves by the edge when putting them on. Avoid touching the glove as much as possible. 

  • NEVER blow into the glove. 

  • NEVER roll gloves to make them easier to put on. 

 

When to change gloves:

  • As soon as they become dirty or torn

  • Before beginning a different task

 

How to properly remove gloves:

  • Pinch and hold the outside of the glove near the wrist area. 

  • Peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out. 

  • Hold the glove inside your gloved hand and insert 2 fingers into the cuff of the 2nd glove, turning it inside-out  as you pull it off, with the 1st glove inside. 

  • Dispose of the gloves in the trash. One glove should be enveloped in the second glove

  • Wash and dry your hands. 

 

There are no longer stage 1 fire restrictions in Alamosa County. The restrictions were lifted on  April 20, 2020. Restrictions remain in effect for the Rio Grande National Forest and Conejos County. Check before you burn & please do not burn on days when a Red Flag warning is in effect. 

 

A mobile app developed by The State of Colorado, myColoradoTM, has been enhanced to help Coloradans stay current on COVID-19 information and access food, cash, medical, and early childhood assistance on the Colorado PEAK® website. Other new features include the ability to display vehicle registrations in the app and chat with myColorado support staff. Download myColorado from the Apple App Store or Google Play. There is a chat function that allows users to get real-time support for any app-related questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. 

 

SLV COVID general questions 719-480-8719 for English, or 719-315-5019 for Spanish. You may also email your questions to slvepr@alamosacounty.org

CO HELP line 1-877-462-2911 (English and Spanish) for Colorado general information.

Colorado updates and guidance: https://covid19.colorado.gov 

CDC updates and guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Small Business - www.choosecolorado.com

Volunteer or Donate - www.helpcoloradonow.org