As many of you are aware, a national emergency has been declared. While this news was expected, we recognize it can still cause a significant amount of concern within our community. 14er is actively monitoring updates from the CDC and World Health Organization, and CDPHE refining our protocol daily to ensure our procedures reflect the most current recommendations for maintaining the safety of our community.
14er encourages all of our community members to follow CDC, CDPE, and WHO recommendations for CO-VID19 prevention. 14er’s highest priority is to ensure we do everything within our control to maintain the safety of our community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), limiting public interactions is an effective tool for slowing the spread of CO-VID19.
We will continue to follow all guidance and protocols issued from the CDC and local public health authorities, including disinfection of all community surfaces on a daily basis, practicing stringent hand washing, and continuing to update the community with new information. We have the following recommendations for all of the 14er community:
If you are sick, stay home
One of the best ways to reduce the spread of respiratory illness is to stay home if you are sick and can safely do so. For individuals with symptoms such as fever, cough or other respiratory problems, please call your primary care provider before scheduling an appointment or going to the Emergency Department.
If you feel you require immediate care for your illness, please contact your primary care provider for guidance.
Practice everyday wellness actions
There are many things each of us can do to limit the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick and keep your children at home when they are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
This situation is evolving quickly and we will keep you up to date with new information as it becomes available to us.
You can also call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 with general questions about COVID-19, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English and Spanish