2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Boulder County Public Health
continues to closely monitor the developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and is in close and regular contact with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For ACCURATE information on the coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend the World Health Organization (WHO) Q&A
webpage. Cases in the U.S. will likely increase as more labs have access to the test kits.
If we all follow the advice below from WHO, and are aware of what to look for, the impacts of this can be managed. The Town of Lyons will be coordinating with local public health officials as things evolve. Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.
Key facts to know from WHO:
-clean your hands regularly
-disinfect surfaces you touch often
-no need for a face mask if you are not sick
-avoid traveling if you have a fever or cough
-cough and sneeze into your elbow
-if you feel unwell, stay home and call your doctor
-those over age 60, or with under-lying conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease are at higher risk for serious infection
-initial symptoms of COVID-19 are fever and dry cough, but not everyone has signs of infection