Public Health

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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

News from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Kris Widlak, Director of Communications, 970-328-8617, kris.widlak@eaglecounty.us

March 5, 2020 - Due to the high volume of international travelers in our region, both locals and visitors, Eagle County Public Health is sharing the following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding COVID-19, or coronavirus. All community members are asked to follow this guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Those with questions about COVID-19 can call the CO HELP Hotline at 1-877-462-2911.  Updates or changes in guidance will be posted to www.ECEmergency.org.

Travelers from Countries with Widespread Sustained (Ongoing) Transmission Arriving in the United States

To slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into the United States, CDC is working with state and local public health partners to implement after-travel health precaution.

Depending on your travel history, you are asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).

Countries that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission).
Note: This list was updated on March 4 to include Iran, Italy and South Korea:

China (Level 3 Travel Health Notice)
 - More information for Travelers from China arriving in the United States

Iran (Level 3 Travel Health Notice)
Italy (Level 3 Travel Health Notice)
South Korea (Level 3 Travel Health Notice)

Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries) and practice social distancing. Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
If you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:
  • Call your healthcare provider before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

As an additional precautionary measure, effective Fri., March 6, Vail Health will verbally screen all patients and visitors for respiratory illness and travel history prior to entrance into Vail Health Hospital. A trained staff member will screen those entering the facility, and anyone who has respiratory symptoms and is not seeking care in the emergency department will be asked to return to their place of residence and call their healthcare provider. Patients with respiratory symptoms or fever who are requesting emergency care will be provided a mask and will be directed through the Emergency Department Entrance.