COVID-19

Updated Executive State Orders

All Colorado Public Health Orders and Governor’s Office Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

FCDPHE COVID-19 Website

Fremont County Department of Public Health has a new website for COVID-19 health and data information. Please visit  https://www.fremonthealthdata.com for information on COVID-19 including stats, updates, dial level, vaccines, testing info, FAQs, and more.

COVID-19 Testing

Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment (FCDPHE)
201 N. 6th Street
Open 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Monday through Saturday

Cañon City Drive-Thru COVID testing site is located at the Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment building at 201 N 6th Street. Enter the site through the alley between FCDPHE and Greenwood Ave. Pre-registration for testing is encouraged - Click Here. For more information view the event flyer.

Antibody Treatments

As a result of limited supply of monoclonal antibody treatments from the federal government, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will use its eight mobile monoclonal antibody therapy buses for testing. While supply is limited by the federal government, the state continues to make monoclonals treatments available to Coloradans. There are many ways to get monoclonal antibody treatment. Read the press release from CDPHE to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Up

Individuals can pre-register for vaccinations with PrepMod, the State of Colorado's mass vaccination system. Prep Mod is a scheduling system that is now being utilized across the State of Colorado. The system will allow appointments to be scheduled by eligible individuals. Prep Mod will let Fremont County residents go online, fill out their personal information, sign proper COVID-19 vaccine consent forms, and select a date and time that best fits their schedule.

Sign up for a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment online.

If assistance is needed to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, please call the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment at (719) 276-7450.

COVID-19 Resources

Free at Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit https://www.covidtests.gov

COVID-19 and Water Treatment

The coronavirus has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. According to the CDC, coronaviruses are susceptible to the same disinfection conditions as any other virus. As required for all municipal water systems, the treatment processes used at the Cañon City Water Treatment Plant remove or destroy 99.99% of all viruses.

For more information, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s COVID-19 and drinking water web page and the CDC Water Transmission web page.

Reporting Issues to the City

Please report all non-emergency issues to the City through SeeClickFix.

What is Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

More information from the CDC.

How can I keep myself safe?

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues, and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Plan for ways to increase space between people to at least 6 feet.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

These lists are not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Higher Risk Populations

  • Older adults (over age 60), especially those over 80.
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Diabetes 
    • Heart disease
    • Lung disease
    • Kidney disease
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions are at the highest risk.

The CDC has put together information for understanding risk and higher risk groups..

Everyone’s daily preventive actions are important in reducing spread to people who may experience more severe illness.

How to Isolate

These instructions are for people who need to isolate because they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms for COVID19 and are waiting for test results.

Should I travel?

There is a risk of infection in areas with active outbreaks, both internationally and in the United States. Exposure to those who may have or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus puts you at risk. Air travel and use of other forms of mass transportation can contribute to the spread of the virus. 

If you have any personal travel planned, please check for travel advisories on the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment website (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html).