Wed Mar 4th, 2020
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Incident Command Team continues to stay abreast of all new developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Preventative and precautionary measures are in place to address COVID-19 and the potential impacts within our surrounding area. We are currently in an education implementation phase as we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Colorado.
Community Mitigation Guidance for COVID-19 Response in the United States: Non-pharmaceutical Interventions for Community Preparedness and Outbreak Response
Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are public health actions that can slow the spread of emerging respiratory diseases like COVID-19 for which vaccines and drug treatments are not yet available. They include personal protective measures implemented by individuals and community measures implemented by affected communities. NPIs are used to build community preparedness in communities without known COVID-19 disease and to support outbreak responses in communities where local cases or cluster of diseases have occurred.
NPIS for Community Preparedness
CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:
Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community resilience and readiness for responding to an outbreak.
NPIs for COVID-19 Outbreaks in Communities
Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement and ongoing and transparent public health communications.
If you have questions or are concerned with your current health status and/or symptoms, please contact your primary health care provider or the Southern Ute Health Center at (970) 563-4581 to speak with a Health Care Professional.