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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.
A resident of Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida has become the second person in the county to die from complications of the COVID-19...
To the Chaffee County Community: The most meaningful support we receive invariably comes from the people closest to us. On behalf of the Board of...
“The most meaningful support we receive invariably comes from the people closest to us. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF), I want to thank our community for its generous support of the CCCF Emergency Response Fund (ERF).”
Dr. Ed Cooper
CCCF Board of Directors
“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.”
Chair Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners
On Wednesday the Colorado Supreme Court upheld Joint Rule 44 of the General Assembly, which clarified that the Colorado Legislature is allowed to...
“My ask to the community is to support local businesses to the best of our abilities. Buying local has never been so important! Many of our restaurants are open for takeout and are most grateful for your patronage. In addition, purchasing gift cards is a great way to help businesses in their time of need.
Salida Mayor Pro-tem
The governor and public health orders now allow us to move forward with supporting families with distance learning. This is an important clarification as we do not expect “in-person” instruction to resume this academic school year. Students must engage the learning in order to complete the year. Our first focus is graduating Seniors and getting high school students complete credits for the school year.
Salida School District
“Right now, due to limited supplies of testing kits and personal protective equipment, testing needs to be focused on the people who are the most at-risk from this disease and the people in charge of caring for and keeping the rest of us safe. It’s important to protect the most critical element of the healthcare system.We are working hard to get the supplies and capacity to move to broader public testing, but until then our message remains the same: if you have only mild symptoms, self-isolate and don’t wait for a test.”
CDPHE COVID-19 Incident Commander.
In a statement issued late Tuesday evening, March 31 Columbine Manor Care Center has provided an update to the community about the presence of...