Public Health Information

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Pitkin County Public Health

For updates, please utilize the Pitkin County Public Health FacebookInstagramTwitter, and/or website, or call the Pitkin County Coronavirus Hotline: 970-429-6186 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m seven days a week. 

Pitkin County Public Health issued a Stay at Home Public Health Order (March 23, 2020)  

Pitkin County Public Health and CDPHE are closely monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Subscribe to Pitkin Alert for text message updates. Text CVIRUS to the number 888 777. This will sign you up to receive text updates, it will be used sparingly for press releases and alerts when needed. 

The Pitkin County Incident Management team has opened a testing location at the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department's Aspen Village Location. This location is ONLY available to: 
- Individuals displaying severe symptoms
- Individuals of vulnerable populations (older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions) 
- Individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 related symptoms 

Your first step should always be to contact your primary care physician.

Others with symptoms are encouraged to self-isolate to prevent exposure to others. Everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing (staying 6ft apart from other individuals) to decrease the risk of transmission to save lives.  

Pitkin County Coronavirus Hotline: 970-429-6186

Aspen Valley Hospital

Guided by the recent recommendations from the Surgeon General of the United States and the American College of Surgeons, Aspen Valley Hospital and the Midvalley Surgery Center are postponing elective surgeries beginning Monday, March 16, for two weeks, and then will reevaluate. The postponement of surgical cases is necessary to limit COVID-19 spread and do everything we can to protect our patients and healthcare providers, and to preserve limited resources for the weeks ahead. Patients who have elective surgeries over the next two weeks will be notified by Aspen Valley Hospital personnel.

In addition, Aspen Valley Hospital is in the process of evaluating all elective outpatient services. Patients with outpatient appointments and procedures will be notified if they are also being postponed.

If you are an Aspen Valley Hospital patient and have questions about an upcoming surgery, appointment or procedure, please call your provider or the department for further instructions.

Take simple disease prevention measures

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and keep your children home if they are sick. Talk to your employer about working from home if necessary.
  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information

  • One of the best places to get the most up-to-date "real-time" information on COVID-19 in Colorado is by calling The Colorado Health Emergency Hotline: 1-877-462-2911 or by visiting CDPHE's COVID-19 recommendations page.
  • People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email [email protected] for answers in English.
  • Individuals who are symptomatic can call CDPHE's general epidemiologist at 303-692-2700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week.
  • If you have upcoming travel plans, visit the CDC's Website for the latest travel information.
  • 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.


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