Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Grand County Public Health is working closely with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to monitor progress and risk of the novel coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are associated with a respiratory illness that results in fever, cough and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu.
Some coronaviruses are common and regularly cause illness in the U.S. in the fall and winter. There are many types of coronaviruses currently circulating in Colorado and the U.S. that cause respiratory illness. These illnesses are NOT COVID-19. Symptoms appear within 2-14 days after exposure.
Grand County Public Health is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Grand County residents and visitors, through the utilization of effective education, prevention, monitoring, referral and community collaboration strategies.
We provide Public Health services to Grand County. Those services include:
- WIC (Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Food Program);
- Prevention Programs: Communicable Disease prevention, control, & investigation;
- Immunizations for the under-insured and uninsured;
- Emergency Preparedness for public health emergencies;
- Day Care Center RN consultation;
- Consumer Protection: Retail Food Inspection;
- Outreach & Education: B/P clinics for Seniors, Fluoride Dental programs for kids, and Substance Abuse Prevention programs for youth to list a few.
- Home Care: We provide non-medical services to Seniors and Disabled citizens in their homes. This can include light house-keeping, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and other errands. Clients may be Medicaid or private pay. There is a qualification process for Medicaid. At this time we have 1-2 openings.
- and Senior Nutrition: We have 2 programs. (1) Congregate Meals for Seniors 60 and over in Kremmling and Granby. Meals are served on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. (2) "Mom’s Meals" home-delivered meals for 60 and over and home-bound. Eight meals are delivered by Fed-ex every 2 weeks to our clients. The BOCC funds this program 100%.
Please call to sign up for either of these programs and more info. We will continue to tell you about our programs with the monthly newsletter. If you have any questions about any of our programs - please call 725-3288!
Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat has taken over our Home Health and Hospice clients on a case-by-case basis. The person to contact is Julie Gates, RN at 970-871-7692.