The State of Colorado encourages the following tips to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
- Make or buy a cloth covering that will cover your mouth and nose and use it whenever you are outside your own house or yard. Scarves and bandanas will work as coverings. Wash your face covering frequently.
- Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
2-1-1 Colorado: a comprehensive directory of state and local government resources including health, food, rent, internet, unemployment and telemedicine.
State of Colorado COVID-19: updates from the Governor’s office including pages dedicated to specific issues.
Health First Colorado: guide to Colorado’s Medicaid Program coverage of COVID-19
Connect for Health Colorado: open enrollment for health insurance for those without coverage or those impacted by COVID-19 has been extended to April 30
Colorado Small Business Development Center: resources to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19
Denver Water: water safety facts and delinquent payment assistance
Xcel Energy: support for the community and payment assistance
Denver Temporary Rent & Utility Assistance
Hunger Free Colorado: a variety of food resources including food pantries, school lunch programs and Meals on Wheels
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): national COVID-19 overview and information
African Americans In Colorado Hit Hard By COVID-19: CBS4 April 14, 2020 news story