Park County and Colorado Begin a New Normal
As the pandemic response recedes into more of an endemic model, please review the state's plan going forward in, "COLORADO’S NEXT CHAPTER: OUR ROADMAP TO MOVING FORWARD" report. Park County Public Health and Emergency Management continue to monitor the disease and plan for potential surge capacity needs in the future.
Looking for KN95 or Surgical-grade Masks?
KN95 Masks are now available for pick-up at locations throughout Park County. Each person is eligible to receive up to five free masks per month, due to limited availability and increased demand.
All Park County Libraries and a growing number of local fire stations are currently participating in this effort, including:
- Bailey Branch: 350 Bulldogger Road, Bailey, CO 80421-0282 | Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Fairplay Branch: 400 Front Street P.O. Box 592, Fairplay, CO 80440 | Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Guffey Branch: 1625B County Road 102 P.O. Box 33, Guffey, CO 80820 | Hours: Monday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Lake George Branch: 37900 Highway 24, Lake George, CO 8082 | Hours: Monday – Wednesday Noon - 4:30 p.m., Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Northwest Fire: Alma Station, 55 Buckskin Rd. Alma, CO 80420 and Fairplay Station, 21455 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO 80440
- Hartsel Fire Protection District: 86 Valley Ave., Hartsel, CO 80449
- Jefferson Como Fire Station, 20200 County Road 15, Como, CO 80432
Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Colorado Free Mask ProgramKN95 and surgical grade masks for free at public libraries, fire stations, recreation centers, VFWs, YMCAs, and high traffic community centers.
Did you misplace your COVID19 Vaccine Card?
Your record is now available to all Coloradans using the myColorado app™ to privately and securely access their COVID-19 vaccination(s) record from the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). COVID-19 vaccination(s) display in the same format as the paper CDC card the user received when they were vaccinated. The myColorado app allows users to download a copy to their device, refresh or delete the record. Please visit https://mycolorado.state.co.us/myvaccine-record for details.
School Guidance and Safety
Because many students have yet to be vaccinated and students under 12 are not yet eligible, we must continue to remain vigilant, take important mitigation steps that can reduce transmission of COVID-19, and address outbreaks in a safe and thoughtful manner. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is providing this practical guide for schools, parents, and students on how to operationalize CDC guidance in our education settings.
Keep Yourself and Loved Ones Safe
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an effective way to prevent you from getting really sick or dying from COVID-19. Being vaccinated means that you are protected from getting seriously ill and reduce the chance that you could spread COVID-19 to others who are more vulnerable.
- Get tested if you experience symptoms or believe you've been exposed. You can easily order at-home rapid test kits from the federal program or the CO Rapid Test program. Swing by any local library or fire station for free rapid testing kits, too!
- Treatment options are available for COVID19 but early detection is necessary.
Park County COVID-19 Animal Assistance Fund
- The Intermountain Humane Society in partnership with Park County Sheriff’s Office and Victim Services Program has created the COVID-19 Animal Assistance Fund. Click HERE (PDF) for information.