COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
The City of Yuma's priority is keeping the residents of our community safe and providing accurate information.The city is taking additional precautionary steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the interest of community health. These steps include:
Local Preparation and Coordination:
The City of Yuma will follow guidance from local and state public health partners. Our priority is keeping the residents of our community safe and providing accurate information. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to act if we have a reported case in our community. City staff are in close communication with the Northeast Colorado Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus.
The City of Yuma City Council issued a Local Disaster Declaration on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This declaration allows the city to effectively deploy resources and coordinate with federal, state, and county emergency agencies and public health agencies regarding response, recovery, and mitigation efforts as needed and as the situation changes.
City leadership is working to ensure that measures are in place if we see a local outbreak with community transmission. Those measures may include virtual public meetings or canceling city events or programs.
Public Health Hotline:
CO-HELP is Colorado's call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.