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COVID-19 Information

This page is intended as a single location to gather information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Current COVID-19 Numbers

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

New Cases within Community since 10/15: 21

New Cases within DOC and BOP offenders since 10/15: 78

Our current totals are: 529 total cases (507 positive cases, 22 probable cases). There has been 1 COVID-19 related death.


Thank you to all who are helping slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks (over your mouth and nose) in public, maintaining a physical distance of 6 ft when possible, and practicing frequent hand washing.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 occurs twice a week at FCDPHE and is free to the public. Testing is available on the following days:

  • Tuesdays beginning at 8:30 am
  • Wednesdays beginning at 9:00 am

Testing will run until all scheduled appointments have been completed.

Individuals must have an appointment in order to be tested. Please call 719-276-7450 to go through a screening questionnaire with our staff and schedule an appointment.

At this point in time, we cannot provide tests for travel or pre-surgical. Priority for testing is given to the following groups:

  • Ages 60+
  • Immunocompromised or high risk
  • People with symptoms
  • People without symptoms who:
    • Have been exposed to someone with a confirmed positive case
    • Work in a congregate setting (long term care, prisons, etc.)
    • Work in healthcare
    • Work as first responders or law enforcement

Fremont County Variance Requests

FCDPHE Additional Variance Request

Fremont County has submitted an additional variance request from portions of Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28. View the attached files for more information.

FCDPHE Additional Variance Request

Fremont County has submitted an additional variance request from portions of Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28. View the files below for more information.

FCDPHE Variance Request Approved

Fremont County Approved Variance from portions of Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28. View the files below for more information.

County Buildings Reopening

Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., Fremont County buildings will reopen to the public for walk in public traffic subject to PUBLIC HEALTH and SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.

All persons admitted to the building shall observe state requirements and guidelines for social distancing including 6-foot separation distance, thorough sanitizing, wearing of masks and other precautions as are required by Public Health, Commissioners, Executive Orders, Public Health Orders and such other requirements and guidelines as may be instituted in the future.

We ask all visitors to be patient as we transition to reopening and to follow the requests of County employees in regards to social distancing and personal protective gear.

Colorado COVID-19 Updates

The State of Colorado has developed a website with information and resources about COVID-19. It can be accessed at

COVID-19 Information Hotline

The Fremont County Emergency Operations Center will provide a call center for general information on Fremont County COVID-19 response and support, general protective measures, differences between isoation and quarantine, questions, and answers for the citizens of Fremont County.

The Fremont County COVID-19 information hotline phone number is (719) 276-7421.

Business Reopening Protocol Plan

Moving into our next phase of “Safer at Home” FCDPHE has decided it is in our best interest as well as the community's to require businesses to submit the attached business reopening protocol plan prior to reopening. The plans will be reviewed by our FCDPHE/Code Enforcement team and once approved, the business will be provided signage from FCDPHE to hang out their door or window. This is for all businesses in Fremont County, even those who have remained open and are deemed “critical.”

Email the completed form to

FCDPHE Business Reopening Protocol Plan This form was updated on May 21, 2020.

COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Prepare for Release of Federal COVID-19 Loan Programs NOW!

The U.S. Small Business Administration will re-release loan programs, likely this week bringing funds to small businesses and non-profits. Availability for funding will be on a first-come first-served basis, so it is important to be prepared now and apply as soon as the funds are released. Find out more information about these programs from the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the National Council of Nonprofits.

For more information, click here.

COVID-19 Files

Central Colorado Housing

Attention Homeowners and Renters affected by COVID-19:

CCH/UAACOG has assistance available to help with mortgage or rent payments.

This assistance is available to homeowners and renters in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Lake Counties. To receive assistance, applicants must be able to show they are having difficulty make their mortgage or rent payments due to a loss or reduction of income caused by COVID-19.

Additional restrictions may apply.

For more information or to apply call 719-269-7687.

Solvista Health Resource:

Free Daily Solvista Health Groups for Community Members and clients.

Contact Dusty at 719-431-3575 or Heather at 719-322-3924.

COVID-19 Resources