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
Female 81 (resulting in death)
- 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
- 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:
- Call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org
- Pueblo’s COVID-19 Hotline 719-583-4444