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Fort Carson declares Public Health Emergency in place for 30 days

Posted at 9:18 AM, Mar 24, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — The installation commander of Fort Carson has declared a Public Health Emergency in place for 30 days, starting Tuesday.

This declaration gives the installation commander the opportunity to take more protective measures as the threat of COVID-19 continues.

The post says this order will be in place for 30 days, but they can eliminate it or add more time to it as needed.

"Declaring a public health emergency at Fort Carson frees up more resources that will allows us to be more proactive in our approach to protecting the safety and health of our Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and community neighbors," said Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, said in a press release. "We will continue to work to balance readiness with mitigating the effects and potential spread of COVID-19."

For any updates, the post will provide updates on their website and social media.

The latest coronavirus numbers in the state have reached a statewide total at 720 as of Monday afternoon, including seven deaths.