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Governor Leads Colorado Mask Campaign, Donors and Sewing Groups Swing into Action

Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced a state-wide campaign on Friday afternoon to encouraging Coloradans to wear non-medical cloth face coverings when leaving the home for essential business, as the coronoavirus pandemic known as COVID-19 continues to spread. The announcement hinges on state and local level production of face masks; a home-grown effort that will reach all the way down to local sewing groups and people everywhere with sewing machines.

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CCPH Lauds Employees — Heroes all — During Public Health Week April 6 -12

With the nation, the state and the county in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19, it’s fitting to honor the public health department leading our community’s response to this emergency. This message is from the Director of Chaffee County Public Health, Andrea Carlstrom, about the department she leads:

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Alternative Care Patient Beds Plan Could Utilize Fairgrounds Buildings for non-COVID-19 patients

With two deaths locally from the coronavirus known as the COVID-19 virus, and infections increasing, plans are underway to provide for extra patient beds at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, if need arises. The step is part of a statewide effort to expand hospital bed options as the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths increase in Colorado.

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Chaffee County Message to Out-of-towners: “We want to see you up here — Just Not Right Now!”

“This is not the time to come here for recreation. The county is already seeing positive cases of COVID-19. At this time the county’s limited resources must be organized and directed to helping the county’s residents as we weather this emergency.”
Greg Felt
Chair Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners

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