COVID-19 outbreaks reported at Pueblo County Taco Bell locations

Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 19:01:24-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced Thursday COVID-19 outbreaks were reported at two Taco Beill locations.

Pueblo Health said three employees at the restaurant at 703 N. Santa Fe Ave., and two at 3333 N. Elizabeth St., have tested positive.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment defines an outbreak as two or more confirmed cases during a 14-day period.

Pueblo Health is investigating both outbreaks and said at this time there is no known community exposure.

Taco Bell voluntarily shut down both locations to sanitize and disinfect the buildings.

Free testing for COVID-19 is available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

Enter at Gate 4 off Mesa and Gaylord Avenues for testing.

Pueblo County has had 14 outbreaks. Of those, 10 remain active and four are resolved.