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Update on COVID-19: Denver’s Response

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. 

Details on quarantine orders

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: 

  • You shall be confined to your home and shall not attend any public gathering, provided no symptoms of illness develop in the interim. 
  • You are not allowed to attend childcare, school, or work, provided no symptoms of illness develop in the interim. 
  • You may not use public transportation. 
  • You may not have visitors at the home unless they are determined by DDPHE to be adequately protected and have an essential need to be in the home; this is in effect until termination of these Quarantine Orders. 
  • DDPHE staff will contact you daily, with possible in-home visits as necessary, to monitor your health. 
  • You shall monitor your health, including logging and reporting to public health daily the following signs and symptoms: 
    • Fever. Take and log temperature twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, runny nose 

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. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

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.

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