COVID-19 Resources & Updates
We will continue to keep this page updated with information and resources.
As COVID-19 swept the around the world it changed the course of our daily business and our daily lives. We want to provide our community and businesses with a hub where you can find resources to help you navigate our response and rules around the pandemic.
If there is anything that you feel should be added to this page or updated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the most up-to-date announcements, visit our COVID-19 Announcements page.
Chaffee County Public Health Resources
The Chaffee County Public Health website is a great resource for the most accurate updates on mandates and actions taken by the county. You can also find the daily situational reports and vaccine information posted there as well!
COVID-19 Dashboard: The most up-to-date information on current cases in our county.
COVID-19 Vaccines Overview: If you missed Chaffee County Public Health’s Lunch & Learn on Vaccines, watch the video here.
Where to Get Tested in Chaffee County: Find that information here.
Other Resources: Updated information is also posted on their Facebook page Monday through Friday.
Mental Health Resources
Go here for tips on how to maintain good mental health as we enter into the next stage and begin recovery.
The Crisis Line is Open 24/7
Call 719.539.6502 to talk to someone
Chaffee’s Got HEART Campaign
CCPH encourages all residents in the “Heart of the Rockies” to continue to take HEART:
H – Hang at Home if Sick.
E – Excel at Handwashing.
A – Always Wear a Mask Properly in Public.
R – Respect Social Distancing.
T – Test If You Have Symptoms.
Visit our HEART YouTube channel!
CDC Quarantine Recommendations
Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidance to reflect the new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is now approving and promoting two alternatives to its previously recommended 14-day quarantine period. Regardless of this development, the CDC still supports a 14-day quarantine as the “gold standard” for those who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
The two new alternatives are not 100% risk free.
Click HERE to read more on the CDC’s two new quarantine alternatives.
COVID-19 Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include:
- New loss of taste or smell.
- Fever or chills.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Muscle or body aches.
- Sore throat.
- Congestion or runny nose.
- Nausea or vomiting.
FAQs for Visitors
Is Chaffee County open for Tourism? (i.e. Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs and Nathrop)
- Chaffee County is open for tourism at this time
What are the Chamber’s Business hours?
- We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment
What are the mask requirements?
Masks are recommended for any unvaccinated individuals in indoor, public spaces. Please adhere to any individual business requirements as well.
Additional Local and National Resources
The Chaffee County Small Business Coalition was formed with the goal to focus on COVID-19 recovery efforts for small businesses in Chaffee County. The Coalition includes representatives from the Central Mountain Small Business Development Center (SBDC), The Salida Chamber of Commerce, The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the Salida Business Alliance (SBA).
The goal of the Coalition is to be a single resource that can support our small business community through recovery and renewal. These resources include programs to support small business development via countywide trainings and webinars, collecting and dispersing information through streamlined communications, and offering free consulting and mentoring programs.
The Chamber Team
Board of Directors
President: Jay Smith
Vice President: Ashley Dunasta
Treasurer: Kit Salway
Secretary: Tom Rollings