coronavirus outbreak

Delta, Colorado (November 11, 2020):  Delta County Public Health investigates outbreak sites, in Delta County.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has informed Delta County Public Health of two new outbreak sites, Horizons Care Center and Gateway Residential Services; Delta County has experienced a total of 8 outbreak sites since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 4 active outbreak sites; two were identified today, one was named last week, and one was identified in September. The other 4 outbreak sites are no longer active. For additional information on outbreak sites in Delta County and throughout Colorado, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data

As a reminder, an outbreak is defined as 2 positive cases at the same location, within a 14 day period.  A coordinated investigation team including Delta County Public Health and CDPHE worked to identify the positive cases, and immediately began contact tracing.  According to CDPHE guidelines, outbreak resolution is defined as 28 days after the onset of symptoms of the last case.  

 The best prevention against COVID-19 remains washing your hands thoroughly and often, maintaining 6 ft. of physical distance between you and others, and wearing a mask.  If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive, contact your primary care physician or Delta County Health Department at 970-874-2172 to make an appointment to be tested.