Mar 5, 2020
DENVER – To prevent potential further spread of COVID-19, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment has issued orders to two companions of an individual who tested positive for the virus today in Colorado. The companions live in Denver and have agreed to proactively quarantine themselves in their home and not continue their regular activities in the community until the full incubation period (14 days) has passed and it has been determined that they are not potentially infectious. They are currently not symptomatic and will not be tested for COVID-19 unless they become symptomatic.
A quarantine order is a legal document with instructions to prevent individuals who have been exposed to a disease and may become infectious from potentially spreading the disease to other people.
The orders direct the quarantined individuals to follow these rules:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Most coronavirus illnesses are mild and the vast majority of people with COVID-19 do not require hospital care. Elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions are at the highest risk.
Please do your part to protect yourself, your family, friends, and neighbors; share with everyone that the measures to prevent contracting COVID-19 are easy and simple. Help us spread the word, not the virus.
For general questions, the public can call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911 to be connected with a local public health representative.
For more information, visit our Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page.