Public Health investigations are being conducted on four (4) additional positive COVID-19 cases announced by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment today. This brings Pueblo County’s total confirmed COVID-19 test to 14 individuals.

 

To date COVID-19 testing, in Pueblo County:

  • 275 tests have been administered in Pueblo County. Currently it is taking seven or more days for test results to be reported to Pueblo’s Public Health.
    • 139 tests previously sent from Pueblo County have been returned with negative results.
    • 107 tests are pending
    • 18* tests previously sent have been returned with positive results, fourteen (14) from Pueblo County, one Crowley County, one Huerfano County, one Douglas County, and one Rio Grande County.

*Please note, results are not all Pueblo County residents. Pueblo’s hospitals serve and test individuals from outside of Pueblo County.

 

Community Testing Results from the Colorado State Fair Grounds:

  • 40 of the 90 are received
  • 37 negatives
  • 2 positives, of which one (1) is from Douglas County
  • 1 test sample was not able to be processed
  • 50 test samples still pending

 

Pueblo County’s 14 COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Gender            Age
Male                 26
Male                 32
Male                 36
Male                 70
Male                 76
Male                 79
Male                 80
Female             19
Female             47
Female             48
Female             71
Female             80
Female             81 (resulting in death)
Female             82


 

  • Pueblo School District 60 announced Grab-and-Go Meals resuming Monday, March 30 as well, now at 8 sites. More info is at puebloemergency.info.

  • School District 70 announced Grab n’ Go meals (lunch and breakfast) resume Monday, March 30, 2020. Meals are served Monday-Thursday, more information puebloemergency.info.

  • Currently, Pueblo has as no curfews related to the Governor’s Stay At Home order.

  • City of Pueblo Fire Department is following their Non-Transport Guidelines. For the duration of the pandemic emergency, Pueblo EMS and AMR units responding to patients complaining of COVID-like symptoms will be asked a series of questions. Based on the response to the questions, the patient may be directed to stay at home with a set of instructions for home-based self-care.

  • 2-1-1 phone call service can help anything related to community resources which include:
    • Basic Needs-food, shelter, etc.
    • Unemployment information
    • Transportation
    • Child care
    • Mental health
  • Colorado State Patrol is on Accident Alert statewide. If you are in an accident with no injuries and no alcohol involved and everyone has insurance, report incident online www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/report-accident

  • Mental Health Resources are available in Pueblo, contact your mental health care provider. Services are also available through Health Solutions at 719-545-2746 www.health.solutions.

 

All public and media inquiries in Pueblo are answered through the local hotline at Pueblo’s Joint Information Center. Pueblo COVID-19 Hotline is answering questions 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday 719-583-4444.

 

Everybody has a responsibility to protect the Pueblo community and our most vulnerable in Pueblo by:  

  •  Minimize social activities and being physically close to other people.
  •  Do not go to the emergency room unless medically necessary.  
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly.
  • Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue.  
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Clean surfaces frequently touched.

 

Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment encourages residents and media to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19: 

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