PUEBLO, Colo. (Release) - The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment sent out an alert Thursday night following a possible COVID-19 exposure at an event last weekend.
Those who gathered for the Mike Roumph Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 20 should monitor themselves for coronavirus through July 4, according to the health department. The event was at the Thunderzone.
Anyone having symptoms, even if they are mild, should get tested for COVID-19. Testing is available at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Tuesday, June 30, 9am to 3 pm. Testing will resume after the Fourth of July holiday beginning July 6 through July 31, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Public health officials recommend community members keep in mind the following to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public places:
If you feel symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea), notify your employer and stay at home.
-Follow the Governor’s Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order.
-Wear a non-medical cloth face covering while out in public for necessary activities.
-Minimize social activities and being physically close to other people.
-Isolate yourself if you feel symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, temperature of 100.4 or higher, chills, headache, sore throat and new loss of smell or taste, call your medical provider before visiting them.
-Seek preventative and routine care through your primary care provider and use the emergency room when medically necessary.
-Wash your hands with soap regularly.
-Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue.
-Stay home when you’re sick.
-Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
-Avoid close contact with sick people.
-Clean surfaces frequently touched.
If you live in Pueblo County and have more COVID-19 questions you can call 719-583-4444 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.