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Fremont County Health Dept. confirms first outbreak at long-term care facility

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 00:21:21-04

FREMONT COUNTY — The Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment (FCDPHE) announced Tuesday that a COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed at the Canon Lodge in Canon City.

This is the first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in the county.

According to the department, declaration of an outbreak in this instance means that two cases have been recorded of residents with respiratory illness within a one-week period, with at least one positive test for COVID-19.

The FCDPHE said it is conducting investigations to identify and notify anyone who may have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19 and will continue to protect Fremont County and reduce the spread of the virus.

Canon Lodge is working with state and local health departments to follow outbreak protocol and has implemented appropriate infection control measures, according to the FCDPHE.

For information about COVID-19 you can call the Fremont County Information Hotline at 719- 276-7421 Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, or The CO HELP Hotline at 1-877-462-2911. Updates or changes in guidance will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/FCDPHE/

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