October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates Mayor Imposes Emergency Curfew to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Virus Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar announced today he is imposing a two-week citywide emergency curfew that begins Friday night (October 30) at 10 p.m. The curfew, which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13, will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the city only. The curfew prohibits anyone from being on the streets of Pueblo during those hours, unless they are engaged in critical and essential activities…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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October 29, 2020, Pueblo, CO - Celebrating Halloween is a cherished fall tradition for many, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are ways to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the virus while still having fun.  The health department asks residents to think carefully about how they can lower the risk, not only for themselves and their families, but for the community. It is still very important to follow best practices to help prevent the virus from spreading. Individuals should…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates Halloween Safety   Public Health Medical Officer to Host COVID-19 Fireside Chat on Thursday Dr. Chris Urbina, medical officer for the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, will answer the public’s questions related to COVID-19 during a Facebook Live fireside chat scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to submit questions ahead of time via email for Dr. Urbina prior to Thursday’s chat at [email protected] The…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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October 25, 2020       Pueblo, CO. – Pueblo County’s free COVID-19 community testing site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds will be closed on Monday, October 26, due to expected inclement weather.  Snow and frigid temperatures are forecast for Monday, prompting MAKO Medical to close the testing site for the day.  Testing is expected to resume on Tuesday. The drive-thru test site is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion at the Colorado State Fairgrounds (enter through Gate 4 off…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates State Health Department to Launch Exposure Notification Technology for Cell Phones On Sunday October 25, 2020 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will launch its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system. On Sunday, Coloradans may receive a notice on their Android and Apple phones with instructions about how to opt-in.  CO Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service. The technology alerts participants who have been in…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community clean-ups to dispose of mattresses will be held in two Pueblo County locations Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Colorado City and Pueblo. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles, masks are required of everyone that attends the events. Pueblo County residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted mattresses and box springs to the recycling event. “This event works to keep mattresses and box springs out of the landfill,” said Kim Sugar, program manager at the Pueblo…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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October 20, 2020, Pueblo, CO Pueblo’s Health officials are urging Puebloans to continue adhering to COVID-19 protocols as cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. Puebloans are urged to limit in-person gatherings, wash hands regularly, maintain physical distance, and wear a mask when around people outside of their household to help reduce the number of people who get sick with COVID-19. The total number of patients in Pueblo currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates Outbreaks According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment an outbreak in a facility is defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 during a 14-day period. To date Pueblo has not experienced an outbreak in a school. Pueblo County currently has 21 active outbreaks and 17 resolved outbreaks. When an outbreak occurs in Pueblo, the individuals at risk are notified by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. When public health…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates Pueblo’s COVID-19 Case Numbers are on the Rise “We hear you. Times have been tough and we’re all seeking some form of normalcy. As cases are rising it is important to continue to wear a mask, remain physically distanced, and avoid crowds to prevent the spread of COVID-19, influenza and other harmful viruses and disease,” stated Randy Evetts public health director at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.   With gatherings occurring, outbreaks in…

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October 29th 2020 at 4:25 pm
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Community Updates There Will Be No 4 PM Update Monday, October 12, 2020 Due to the government holiday, the next 4 PM update will be Thursday, October 15, 2020. Please continue to follow the health department’s Facebook and Twitter for updates.   Update Briefings to be Released on Mondays and Thursdays Beginning the week of October 5, the Unified Messaging briefings will be released on Mondays and Thursdays. The briefings contain cases numbers, outbreaks, data and pertinent state and…

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