FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christine Crouse, Clear Creek County, COVID-19 Public Information Officer
Phone: 303-679-2424 / 970-389-8724
Stay Healthy. Stay Informed.
Clear Creek County COVID-19 Incident Management Team Helping the Community
Georgetown, CO, March 30, 2020—As everyday life has been drastically disrupted by the COVID-19 emergency, the Clear Creek County COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT), led by Sheriff Rick Albers and Public and Environmental Health Director Cindy Dicken, is working around the clock to safeguard the community and keep you informed by:
- procuring additional valid COVID-19 test kits as they become available, despite the ongoing national shortage
- collecting, organizing and distributing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), food and other necessary supplies
- training and organizing volunteer efforts, including food and supply distribution
- applying for federal, state and local financial assistance
- providing timely and reliable information about local services/contacts, food resources, and small business assistance through the COVID-19 Information page on the County website www.clearcreekcounty.us, daily posts on the County Facebook page, interviews on KGOAT radio, and coordinating installation of a Help Line at the Idaho Springs Resource Center
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clear Creek County remains at three; with two now out of isolation and all being monitored by the County Public and Environmental Health Department. Testing in Clear Creek is limited to those exhibiting severe symptoms. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please call your health care provider or the County Public Health Nurse, Crystal Brandt, at 303-670-7545.
Additionally, to keep you informed and receive community feedback, the County Commissioners will hold virtual meetings twice a week, County Business on Tuesday at 10am and COVID-19 Updates on Thursdays at 11am. Connection information will be provided. The closure of County Government offices has been extended through April 19 and essential staff has shifted work schedules in accordance with the Governor’s March 26th Stay-In-Place Order.
We realize it is difficult, but please do your part to keep healthy and minimize the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to social distance and only leaving your residence for essential services.