PREPARATION, NOT PANIC
The links on this page are links to reliable government resources for use in gaining the most current, accurate information. While we realize these are stressful times for many, the best thing to do is to have access to what the experts are telling all of us. There are so many stories and “advice” available on the internet running the gamut from partially true to totally false, it is important to get the facts from trusted resources. We cannot afford to have gossip, rumors, and scare-tactics circulating. It is critical that the resources you and your team have access to are as accurate as possible.
PLEASE rely on the official, trusted sources for information and not secondhand knowledge. Rumors and bad information spread faster than any disease out there, which only causes distress.
Building Hope, a nonprofit organization in Summit County focusing in healthy habits, and behavior health has created a workbook to assist people with tools to deal with any anxiety around COVID-19, the virus itself, being at home, opening back up, or any other topic that might cause concern for you and/or your family. You are urged to share this with your contact list – please give credit to Building Hope – and work through this thoughtful workbook with a friend, in a group (social distancing needed 🙂 or alone. The exercises will help with life in general and this time specifically. Click Here for Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook.
Seeing the Good
In the days and weeks ahead, it is imperative that our country, our state, and our communities pull together and use our influence to bend the curve on COVID-19 cases. Many of our Region’s businesses are already providing strong leadership, and through outreach, policy and compassion, have helped workers and families navigate this crisis a bit more easily. Look for ways to turn this in to a positive for you and your community and family.
Monitoring the Situation – National and Worldwide
- The Center for Disease Control CDC:
This site is the most authoritative for all things COVID-19 and is regularly updated with additional information.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making (CDC):
Assess an individual’s risk with this flow chart from the CDC.
- Situation Summary (CDC):
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU):
The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the COVID-19 spread in real-time on this interactive dashboard with data available for download. They are also modeling the spread of the virus and discuss preliminary study results on their blog.
- The Small Business Administration Guidance and Loan Resources – SBA:
Offering guidance and loans to help small businesses weather the storm.
- Office of Economic Development and International Trade:
The above resources are available to support small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors
- SBA Disaster Loan Program:
For states that have been declared an Economic Disaster — like Colorado
Monitoring the Situation – Statewide
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
Provides statewide community mitigation efforts and guidance for business and healthcare providers. Includes a long list of resources, recent media releases, and up to date information.
- Small Business Development Center – SBDC:
Includes a number of resources for disaster preparedness and things your business can do right now to recover more quickly.
- Colorado COVID-19 Information Line: 303-389-1687
Monitoring the Situation – Region 12
For information about your municipality or areas outside Region 12, please go to the local website
INFORMATION FOR OLDER ADULTS
- What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
- What Others can do to Support Older Adults
- Eagle County Public Safety Provide consolidated resources to help you be better prepared, limit your risk, and take actions that help reduce risks within our community in regard to COVID-19.
- Testing in Eagle County for the Virus Vail Health guidance on testing for COVID-19.
- Vail Valley Partnership Up to date information for business and health services in Eagle County
- Grand County Public Health Provides links to resources in Grand County
- Jackson County Public Health Includes many state and local resources for the community.
- Pitkin County Public Health A wealth of information about Community Activities in support of the COVID-19 outbreak
- Pitkin County’s COVID-19 website