We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and staying home unless absolutely necessary. As Democrats, we understand the hardships this crisis is imposing on our community’s most vulnerable citizens and been trying to come up with ways we can support our communities during this difficult time. We have posted the content below on our website and will continue to update that page as we learn about more community resources available. This is by no means a complete list…If you know of any other resources we can share, please send an email to the ECD Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you or a member of your household are experiencing symptoms…
With community-level transmission of COVID-19 now confirmed in Eagle County, testing is not necessary or recommended for all patients and is being reserved for the most critical cases. It is important, however, that the spread of COVID-19 be tracked to align response resources in Eagle County and evaluate the strategies in place to decrease the spread of illness. Eagle County officials are asking people to fill out this online form for EACH person showing symptoms.
- Eagle County Public Safety Information Website
- Eagle County COVID-19 Resources
- Eagle County COVID-19 Community Case Monitoring
- Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Resources
- Register to receive text, voice, and/or email notifications from Eagle County’s Emergency Alert System
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s COVID-19 Updates
- CDC Coronavirus Page
- Vail COVID-19 Page
- CO State COVID-19 Page
Lunches for Students in the Eagle River Valley
Eagle County Schools will be passing out lunches for students starting today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Battle Mountain High School and Eagle Valley High School bus loops. The school district asks that, if picking up lunches, that you don’t bring other passengers in your car with you, that you not get out of your vehicle, and that you just roll down your window for these lunches.
Hunger Free Colorado has set up a Food Resource Hotline for anyone who needs help locating food. Call 855-855-4626, M – F (8 am – 4:30 pm) to find school meals, food pantries, and SNAP and WIC enrollment.
Healthy Aging Program
If anyone knows older adults who, during the corona virus isolation, need home delivered meals, “Care Calls,” and grocery runs Valley Meals and More and the Eagle County Healthy Aging Program are available to support and help families, and older community members, successfully navigate through this trying period. Learn more >>
Basalt Coronavirus Hotline
People over 60 or at risk who want food or prescriptions delivered safely at no charge may call 970-230-1974. Volunteers are needed. Text or call 970-379-8854 if you can help.
- Roaring Fork Valley Food Resources for Seniors
- Additional Food Assistance Resources in Eagle County
- Valley Settlement serving immigrant communities
- Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please consider donating or volunteering to support these organizations – for instance the Give Eagle It’s Wings Bank – COVID-19 Employee Fund
Visit this site to find information about how you can open your business safely
Small businesses will be significantly impacted by the forced closures. You can do your part to help them survive by not cancelling your memberships, and subscriptions and purchasing gift cards for later use if you are able. Consider donating the price of any tickets to canceled theatre performances or non-profit events instead of requesting a refund. Look for local businesses who offer online ordering, like Bookworm of Edwards, which offers books online ordering with $1 media mail delivery and ebooks. Many restaurants are offering takeout and curbside delivery. If you are a landlord, consider assisting your tenants with or deferring payments on their rent.
- Eagle County COVID-19 FAQ for Businesses
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Resource Page compiled by the Vail Valley Partnership)
- SBA Disaster Assistance
- SBA’s Clearinghouse of Coronavirus information
- Disaster Recovery Guide for Small Businesses from the Colorado SBDC
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
- CERF+ The Artists Safety Net
- Stay At Home CO: Stay At Home CO is an online guide full of free resources, supports, and activities to help you, your family, and your loved ones during this time.
- The US Congress passed the CARES Act. Click here to see how it could help you, your family, your business, and more.
- Student Loan Services: New Era’s page on navigating student debt.
- Healthcare: COVID-19 Health Insurance Enrollment Period Extended to April 30: Sign up here
- Child Care: The Child Care Collaborative is supporting the families of health care providers, public safety personnel, and staff supporting critically at-risk populations. For more information, to see if you qualify for child care services, or if you would like to open your child care facility up to the Collaborative, visit their website.
- Mental Health Care: This can be an incredibly difficult time. If you need someone to talk to or other assistance, check out these resources for Eagle County, Roaring Fork Valley, and statewide.
For parent’s struggling with “bored” children at home…
- Scholastic has released free daily online courses
- 30 Things to do with Bored Kids
- Alpine Arts in Edwards is offering “To Go Art Kits” – call 970-926-2732 to order and pay by phone and they’ll run your items out to your car
- Metropolitan Opera and 92Y Livestream Performances
- 12 historic sites you can virtually tour
How You Can Help
|Looking for a way to help our state during this time of need?|
You can donate financially OR donate your time through volunteering! Sign-up and learn about volunteer efforts in your area through the Help Colorado Now website! #DoingMyPartCO
Food Banks are and will continue to be a vital resource during this time. If you are in a position to help with a financial donation, please do that today:
? The Community Market – Eagle County
? Salvation Army Vail
? Food Bank of the Rockies – Roaring Fork Valley
Personal Protective Equipment
On April 4, Gov. Polis recommended all Coloradans cover their nose and mouth when out in public with homemade masks, scarves, bandanas, balaclavas, etc. (N95 medical masks should be reserved for medical professionals.) You can learn more about how to make your own…or make many and donate them to people in need…at ColoradoMaskProject.com
If you need a mask, JB T-shirts in Eagle has free masks available for pickup on a daily basis. Check their Facebook Page for updates. If you are able, please consider donating to help them cover costs. Patterns of Joy Sewing also has masks available for anyone who needs them. A donation of $5 per mask to cover costs is requested.
And being a ski community…you may have some old ski goggles hanging around the house collecting dust. Visit Goggles for Docs to see where you can send them to help medical professionals protect themselves.
If you have free services you can offer to help Coloradans, you can submit them to Stay At Home CO.