Public Health Agency & COVID-19 Updates

Public Health










101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk 
Colorado 80422
 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Gilpin County is currently pre-registering COVID-19 vaccinations for Phases 1A and 1B (above dotted line on the CDPHE chart below), which includes health care workers, first responders and Gilpin County residents ages 70 and older. There are no exceptions to the regulations for these categories. We currently don’t know when we will receive our next shipment of vaccine.  

Second homeowners are not eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Gilpin County. Our allotment of vaccine doses from the State of Colorado is based on our population of primary residents. Second homeowners should inquire about vaccination in the county of their primary residence.

Health care workers and first responders should schedule their appointments using the instructions provided by your employer. Gilpin County residents ages 70 and older can now pre-register using the instructions listed below. We will be scheduling vaccination clinics based on when we receive an allocation of vaccine from the state.

How to pre-register: Please complete this brief electronic form: https://forms.gle/SFqzYFheUqVew9xm7.  If you are unable to complete this online form, please call 303-515-4342 for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: After you are pre-registered, when your vaccination phase/category becomes eligible, you will be notified via email (or phone if you are not able to receive email) and will receive a link to the online self-scheduling system. You do not need to call us back to schedule. 

Cost: Free 

Before your appointment: Please review these two documents

What to Bring:

 

  • Proof of Gilpin County residency (e.g., residential lease, residential utility bill, passport). Second homeowners are not eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Gilpin County. Our allotment of vaccine doses from the State of Colorado is based on our population of primary residents.
  • Completed vaccination form

Please be prepared to wait at your vaccination location for at least 15 minutes after your vaccination in order to monitor for allergic reactions.

Transportation: Individuals who need assistance getting to the Gilpin County COVID-19 vaccination clinic can call 303-582-5803.

We appreciate your ongoing patience as we navigate through the changing vaccination phases/categories and logistical challenges. We will make updates to our website as new information becomes available.

PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of 18 are NOT eligible to receive the vaccination at this time; therefore, please DO NOT pre-register them.

While you wait to get vaccinated, please continue doing your part by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household.

Once you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, it is imperative that you continue to follow public health guidelines for the health and safety of our community. Please continue to wear a mask and social distance.

CDPHE PHASES IMAGE CLICK HERE

Vaccine Phases

Contacts and Hours

Bonnie Albrecht, Public Health Coordinator 
(Click here for her Bio)
Public Health Director, Mark Johnson, MD
Jamie Aberle, Administrative Coordinator 


Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:00  Click here for more information

Telephone: 303-582-5803
Fax: 303-582-9063
Email: balbrech@co.jefferson.co.us
          jaberle@jeffco.us



Latest News

The COVID 19 testing site on Tuesdays at the Gilpin County Public Health office will be closed until further notice. Please see this announcement from CDPHE for more information about Curative testing sites. GCPH is working closely with CDPHE to determine the best next steps for our testing site and we will provide an update as soon as possible. Curative Press Release.pdf - Google Drive

Click Here for the December 30, 2020 release from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's latest FAQs on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, the state will be adding two new levels to its COVID-19 dial: a restructured level red, which is now labeled “severe risk,” and the new level purple, which is labeled “stay at home.
For detailed information about the different levels, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial
GILPIN COUNTY has been notified by CDPHE (Colo Dept of Public Health) that effective at 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2020, Gilpin County will move to LEVEL ORANGE.

Read Letter from Colorado Department of Health- Move to Level Orange

Read Full Gilpin County Public Health Order Amendment 1 of 20-14 Adopting CDPHE PHO 20-36 COVID-19 DIAL – LEVEL ORANGE (HIGH RISK)

Read Summary of Level Orange

COVID Relief Resources for Small Business

   
Click Here to View Gilpin County Public Health Orders


COVID19 CASE COUNT, VACCINES & TESTING IN GILPIN COUNTY

If you would like to register for the vaccine please call (303) 515-4342

As of 1/20/21, Gilpin County has 140 confirmed COVID19 cases, 1 hospitalizations and 2 COVID-related deaths.  Our positivity rate is 4.1%.  As this number has begun to change daily, it is best to visit CDPHE’s COVID website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/data for the most updated information.

As cases increase in Gilpin County, please remember to be diligent about washing your hands, cleaning high-touch objects often, and please wear a mask when you go into public.

Gilpin County is adding an additional covid-19 test day on Fridays in the Community Center parking lot.  You must pre-register with Curative.  You must be have symptoms to take this test.  

Click on the following link to register for Friday Testing: https://curative.com/sites/23181/walkup  


What to do if you test positive:

·      If you test positive, you will need to isolate yourself, take care of yourself and monitor your symptoms.

·      Talk with your healthcare provider for guidance about your care. Consider a telehealth visit or nurseline before seeking in-person care.

·      The people who have been in close contact with you will need to take precautions. Read more about self-quarantining.

Help GCPH slow the spread:

When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, it is very important for GCPH to quickly identify any individuals who have come in close contact with that person. This allows us to let that person know they could have been exposed to the virus, so they can also take steps to protect their own health and the health of their loved ones. 

Following your positive diagnosis, an employee from GCPH will call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate. We will also reach out to close contacts who could have been exposed, and ask them to monitor their symptoms and self-quarantine. We will never disclose your name to those close contacts.

Questions? Call Public Health 303.582.5803

OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE JEFFERSON CENTER - https://www.jcmh.org/

The Center will be providing walk in crisis support once offices are safe to reopen, but until that time crisis responses, including mobile requests, will be provided over the phone or through Zoom.

Hours of availability are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Phone number to call is 720-731-4146

24/7 crisis support at our Walk In Crisis Center located at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheatridge 80033, by phone to 303-432-5525 and through Zoom.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services were added at our Evergreen Office located at 31207 Keats Way #202, Evergreen, CO 80439.


RADON AWARENESS - Click for more information

Across the US, about 6% of homes have unhealthy radon levels. In Colorado, that number increases to 50%. If prolonged exposure to unhealthy radon level occurs, its equivalent to receiving 200 chest x-rays in a year. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that decays into radioactive particles, increasing the risk of lung cancer to those exposed. Radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, yet is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America. Radon exposure causes as many as 500 lung cancer deaths every year in Colorado. 

To protect yourself and your home, test for radon often. Testing is simple and inexpensive and when problems are discovered, they’re much easier to fix than you’d think. Gilpin County Public Health provides a free test kit for residents while supplies last. Stop by to pick up your kit, or call for more information: 101 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO 80422 / 303.582.5803

GOLD STAR MITIGATION COMPANIES 
-All Colorado Radon Mitigation, Inc
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ACE Radon Corporation
     - Brian T. Schultz - mail@aceradon.com - 303-753-1044
RDS Environmental, Inc
   - Donald Humphrey - don@rdsenvironmental.com - 303-444-5253
American Radon, LLC
   - John Cardos - americanradonllc@gmail.com - 720-465-1495


WATER QUALITY NEWS 

Gilpin County Public Health has a water quality lab certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It provides water testing to detect total coliform bacteria and E. coli using the Colilert Presence/Absence method. 
Water samples are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 4 pm at this office. There is a $25 charge for this test. For more information call 303-582-5803. For a schedule of webinars on caring for your well, please click here.

Public Health Newsletters: Click here to see the editions available.
Public Health Facebook Page: Click here 

Gilpin County & Other Useful Links

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