COVID-19 Prevention Actions and Information

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus. Scientists first identified this virus in December 2019. From January 2020 until May 2023, COVID-19 was a federal public health emergency in the United States.

Each department continues to work closely with CDC and public health agencies across the state and is committed to protecting the health and safety of Fremont County residents. Health officials advise Coloradans to stay informed, take simple disease prevention measures, and prepare.

  • Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use a tissue or your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes 
  • Stay home if you’re sick; keep your children home if they are sick. Talk to your employer about working from home if necessary.
  • We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency and have a plan for your family. Coloradans can visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to create a plan.  
  • Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more. Coloradans can also visit the CDC and CDPHE websites for more information on best practices.

There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located to help you decide when to take action to protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 Announcements

Telehealth and Therapeutic Treatments

2022-05-23Updated: 2022-10-06 Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment

If you test positive or think you have COVID-19, you may be able to use telehealth to access treatment options faster. COVID-19 treatment works best if you take it within a few days of feeling sick or testing positive.  Telehealth means connecting with a doctor over the phone or through a video call. Using telehealth, a doctor can assess you and, if appropriate, give you a treatment plan that meets your needs. If you have a health care provider, ask them if telehealth is an option for learning more about COVID-19 treatment. If you don't have a provider or your provider doesn't offer telehealth,... Read The Rest
Colorado Transitions its groundbreaking Rapid-at-Home testing program to federal program

2022-03-14Updated: 2024-01-24 Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment

UPDATE (January 24, 2024) - The federal government has expanded the Home Test to Treat program, a virtual community health program that offers free COVID-19 health services. Services available to eligible participants nationwide include at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions, and at-home treatments. With its expansion, the Home Test to Treat program will now offer free testing, telehealth sessions, and treatment for both COVID-19 and for influenza (flu) A and B. It is the first public health program that includes home testing technology at such a scale for both COVID-19 and flu. Home Test to Treat, a collaboration among the National Institutes of... Read The Rest
Coronavirus Resources

2022-02-02Updated: 2022-10-06 Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment

Free at Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests  Free COVID-19 PCR Testing: Pre-register COVID-19 Vaccines: To Find Vaccine Mobile Bus Locations CIIS: Access My Immunization Records: Proof of Immunization in Colorado COVID-19 Information Isolation and Quarantine Guidance Locations Providing Free KN95 & surgical-grade masks SCHEDULE YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE ... Read The Rest
Identifying Individuals Who Are Homebound

2021-08-19Updated: 2022-10-06 Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment

Broader Community - Homebound Vaccine Identification FormThe purpose of this form is for community partners to identify individuals who are homebound for the State of Colorado for the purposes of coordination and distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals who are unable to leave their home. ... Read The Rest
Open 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

2021-01-01Updated: 2022-10-06 Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment

Testing will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Canon City Drive-Thru COVID Testing site is located at the Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment. Enter the site through the alley between FCDPHE and Greenwood Ave. What to Know Pre-registration for testing is encouraged. Individuals tested must be inside an enclosed vehicle for safety. No walk-ups or motorcycles are allowed through the testing site. The site is open to neighboring counties. No physician order or insurance is required, and all testing is free. When going to the community testing site, a nasal swab sample is collected by MAKO staff. Testing... Read The Rest

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