Novel Coronavirus in Summit County
Summit County Public Health is actively monitoring and responding to novel coronavirus activity in Summit County.
Summit County Symptom Tracker
Have you felt ill at any point since March 1? Anonymously enter your symptoms to help us track COVID-19 activity in Summit County. Visit the Summit County Symptom Tracker.
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Summit County Case Data
- Data updated as of: 11 a.m., Friday, March 27
- Positive cases: 13
Please note: The number of positive test results reported here does not accurately reflect the spread of illness in our community. We have reason to believe that the number of individuals with COVID-19 is likely much higher.
There are bottlenecks of pending tests at the state and private laboratories. Furthermore, the nationwide shortage of test kits is forcing us to prioritize for testing Summit County first responders, Summit County health care providers and those who are severely ill. Otherwise healthy individuals who are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness are not being tested for COVID-19, and are therefore not accounted for in the number of positive cases we are reporting.
Please note that we will no longer be reporting the number of negative test results, pending test or total number of individuals tested. Individuals are being tested in other counties, and we are not privy to those numbers. Therefore, the number of test samples submitted, pending tests and negative test results for Summit County is no longer valid.
Prioritizing testing for our first responders and health care workers who become ill allows them to return to work as soon as they recover if they receive a negative COVID-19 result. That way, they can resume serving the community, rather than staying in quarantine. Prioritizing testing for the severely ill allows health care professionals to better evaluate patients’ conditions and determine the best course of treatment.
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 outbreak for Summit County elected officials or Public Health staff? E-mail them here: firstname.lastname@example.org We’re looking for every opportunity to hear your questions and concerns.
For media inquiries, call the CDPHE Media Line at 303-691-7870.
What to Do if You Are Feeling Sick in Summit County
If you are feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, Summit County Public Health recommends the following:
- Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold symptoms. To the extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home.
- If you need medical care, contact your primary care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19. If you do not have an established health care provider, call the Colorado Helpline at 303-389-1687.
- Call 911 only for emergencies requiring immediate life-saving care and let them know if you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
- Limit visits to the hospital emergency room or urgent care. Only individuals needing immediate care should visit these facilities. If you must visit a hospital ER or urgent care facility, call ahead and let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
Ways to Protect Yourself From Illness
- Practice hand hygiene frequently: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Find more information on important handwashing techniques and when to use hand sanitizer, see the CDC hand hygiene fact sheet (pdf). This document is useful to post in workplaces.
- Use and promote proper cough and sneeze etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirt sleeve, not your hand. If you use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze, throw it in the trash immediately afterward and then wash your hands properly.
- Avoid touching your face unless your hands are recently cleaned.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of separation from ill persons.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
- Get a flu shot to reduce the stress on local health response.
For general information about COVID-19, call the Colorado Helpline at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Centers for Disease Control
- National Public Radio
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