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 calendar@eagledems.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.

Stay at Home Colorado

Eagle County Emergency Assistance Resource Guide

Eagle County Emergency Assistance Request Form

Stay Informed

Food Resources

Local restaurants that are doing takeout and delivery

Eagle County Food Resource Flyer

Eagle River Valley Stores with Hours for Seniors/Vulnerable Populations

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.

In Addition:

Please consider donating or volunteering to support these organizations – for instance the Give Eagle It’s Wings Bank – COVID-19 Employee Fund

Small Businesses

CanDoColorado.org

Visit this site to find information about how you can open your business safely

Eagle County FAQ for Businesses

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.

Family Resources

  • 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 ActClick 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 CountyRoaring Fork Valley, and statewide.

For parent’s struggling with “bored” children at home…

In addition:

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.

Vail Health has also requested mask donations following more specific guidelines. You can find details in this document and video.

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.