Public Health Agency & COVID-19 Updates

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101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk 
Colorado 80422
 

Bonnie Albrecht, Public Health Coordinator (Click here for her Bio)
Public Health Director, Mark Johnson, MD

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:00  Click here for more information

Telephone: 303-582-5803
Fax: 303-582-9063
Email: balbrech@co.jefferson.co.us
          jaberle@jeffco.us


Latest News

Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, the state will be adding two new levels to its COVID-19 dial: a restructured level red, which is now labeled “severe risk,” and the new level purple, which is labeled “stay at home.
For detailed information about the different levels, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial
GILPIN COUNTY has been notified by CDPHE (Colo Dept of Public Health) that effective at 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2020, Gilpin County will move to LEVEL ORANGE.

Read Letter from Colorado Department of Health- Move to Level Orange

Read Full Gilpin County Public Health Order Amendment 1 of 20-14 Adopting CDPHE PHO 20-36 COVID-19 DIAL – LEVEL ORANGE (HIGH RISK)

Read Summary of Level Orange

COVID Relief Resources for Small Business

   
Click Here to View Gilpin County Public Health Orders


COVID19 CASE COUNT & TESTING IN GILPIN COUNTY

As of 11/20/20, Gilpin County has 73 confirmed COVID19 cases, 2 hospitalizations and no COVID-related deaths.  As this number has begun to change daily, it is best to visit CDPHE’s COVID website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/data for the most updated information.

As cases increase in Gilpin County, please remember to be diligent about washing your hands, cleaning high-tough objects often, and please wear a mask when you go into public.

Every Tuesday, beginning at 10a, Gilpin County Public Health, Gilpin Ambulance Authority and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will offer free drive-up COVID testing. This is a mouth swab test and will only indicate positive v. negative for COVID. It is not an antibody test. 

Tuesdays, 10a - 11:30a (or earlier depending on demand)
101 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO (near Community Center)

Covid-19 testing is open to everyone, regardless of symptoms

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE TESTED. Do not arrive at Public Health until your appointment has been confirmed. 
To register - email jaberle@jeffco.us or call 303.582.5803.
Do NOT eat, drink or smoke 20 minutes prior to testing

Do NOT exit your vehicle. Someone will assist you. 

What to do if you test positive:

·      If you test positive, you will need to isolate yourself, take care of yourself and monitor your symptoms.

·      Talk with your healthcare provider for guidance about your care. Consider a telehealth visit or nurseline before seeking in-person care.

·      The people who have been in close contact with you will need to take precautions. Read more about self-quarantining.

Help GCPH slow the spread:

When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, it is very important for GCPH to quickly identify any individuals who have come in close contact with that person. This allows us to let that person know they could have been exposed to the virus, so they can also take steps to protect their own health and the health of their loved ones. 

Following your positive diagnosis, an employee from GCPH will call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate. We will also reach out to close contacts who could have been exposed, and ask them to monitor their symptoms and self-quarantine. We will never disclose your name to those close contacts.

Questions? Call Public Health 303.582.5803

OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE JEFFERSON CENTER - https://www.jcmh.org/

The Center will be providing walk in crisis support once offices are safe to reopen, but until that time crisis responses, including mobile requests, will be provided over the phone or through Zoom.

Hours of availability are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Phone number to call is 720-731-4146

24/7 crisis support at our Walk In Crisis Center located at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheatridge 80033, by phone to 303-432-5525 and through Zoom.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services were added at our Evergreen Office located at 31207 Keats Way #202, Evergreen, CO 80439.


RADON AWARENESS - Click for more information

Across the US, about 6% of homes have unhealthy radon levels. In Colorado, that number increases to 50%. If prolonged exposure to unhealthy radon level occurs, its equivalent to receiving 200 chest x-rays in a year. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that decays into radioactive particles, increasing the risk of lung cancer to those exposed. Radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, yet is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America. Radon exposure causes as many as 500 lung cancer deaths every year in Colorado. 

To protect yourself and your home, test for radon often. Testing is simple and inexpensive and when problems are discovered, they’re much easier to fix than you’d think. Gilpin County Public Health provides a free test kit for residents while supplies last. Stop by to pick up your kit, or call for more information: 101 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO 80422 / 303.582.5803

WATER QUALITY NEWS 

Gilpin County Public Health has a water quality lab certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It provides water testing to detect total coliform bacteria and E. coli using the Colilert Presence/Absence method. 
Water samples are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 12 pm at this office. There is a $25 charge for this test. For more information call 303-582-5803. For a schedule of webinars on caring for your well, please click here.


Public Health Newsletters: 
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Public Health Facebook Page: Click here 

Gilpin County & Other Useful Links

Jefferson County Comprehensive Public Health Web Site

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