Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory has confirmed 19 of 25 specimens submitted by Children's Hospital Colorado tested positive for enterovirus-D68, an uncommon respiratory virus. Investigation into this outbreak is ongoing.
Child care facilities, schools, and members of the general public seeking guidance should be advised take the following steps to protect themselves and others:
· Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers
· Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
· Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick CDPHE statement-|CDC info-|
September 10 - Chip seal project on US Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs press release-|
September 8 - Forest Service to reissue special use permits on the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District press release-|
A showing of the documentary Fed Up is planned in Rifle Saturday, September 20, from 6:30 - 9 pm at the New Ute Theatre. Following the movie is a panel discussion on healthy eating with community representatives.
With school starting, make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines. Garfield County Public Health is offering immunization clinics in Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and Carbondale. Call 970-945-6614 for appointments.
Consecutive night closures and detours of eastbound and westbound I-70 on Wednesday, September 10, and Thursday, September 11 will occur from 9 pm to 6 am as crews install a pedestrian bridge over the interstate.
LiveWell Garfield County and Bookcliff Conservation District are sponsoring a tour of unique, local farms around the Rifle area by bike. The ride is on September 20 and is limited to the first 40 riders.
This is the official website of Garfield County government in west central Colorado. The county covers nearly two million acres of land, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus, and about 60% of its land is publicly owned. Home to more than 56,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming. more-|