Huerfano and Las Animas, CO – On May 2nd, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties will devolve the COVID-19 Dial. At that time, the COVID-19 Dial evolves into LAHCDHD Amended Public Health Order adopting the CDPHE Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions /Guidance and Executive Orders.
Colorado’s dial framework standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs.
The Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department is taking a proactive approach toward reducing the spread of Coronavirus.
Effective March 18th the health department in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties will be closed to the public. Business will be conducted by phone, zoom, email or mail. There will be a drop box at each site for those that need to drop off applications or payments.
Many of you have probably been following media stories regarding the new Coronavirus (referred to as COVID-19). Importantly, at the present, the risk to the general public is low and Colorado has no cases. However, there is a lot of activity going on regarding the international outbreak, which raises many questions about what this means for the U.S., Colorado, and your families. We are sharing the following information to provide background of the outbreak and hopefully address questions you might have.