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Pueblo Health Department opens COVID-19 testing site

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 13:34:57-04

PUEBLO — A testing site for the coronavirus is up and running in Pueblo.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced Wednesday that the site will open at the state fairgrounds. It is limited to the first 100 people for Thursday and in order to be tested, you must call your health care provider if you want to make an appointment.

The department said there is a second person confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pueblo County. They said she is a 47-year-old woman.

The Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce announced it has created the Pueblo Economic Recovery Team to help find resources locally, statewide and federally to help businesses impacted by the virus.

The CDPHE issued a public health order banning gatherings of 10 or more people, in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Gatherings include community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together, health officials said.

As of right now, Pueblo County has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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