Colorado launches hotline to answer your questions about COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. Coloradans can call 211, visit 211Colorado.org or text 898-211 to be connected with information and resources about COVID-19.
New features in myColoradoTM Mobile App Support Stay-at-Home Order. The myColorado app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
For questions on the Stay-At-Home order, call 720-200-1505 for Tri County Health Department. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Emergency: 303-538-7200 - Call this number unless you are having an immediate life-threatening issue.
Thornton COVID-19 Information
Public Health/COVID-19 Information
Thornton Operational Changes
Isolation precautions inside all ambulances to better protect our patients and firefighters. This means a protective plastic barrier has been adhered to the walls and compartments to protect against respiratory droplets. These plastic barriers are easily removed/discarded and reapplied after each encounter with a sick patent.
Thornton Fire has suspended allowing family riders on all ambulances as local emergency rooms are no longer allowing or severely restricting visitors. The exclusion would a parent/guardian of a minor child. The parent will be medically screened before being allowed to enter the emergency room upon arrival.
Thornton Fire is no longer transporting patients to Freestanding Emergency Rooms as they will no longer accept patients with flu-like illness.
Patients or parties contacting 911 for a family member who report flu-like symptoms(cough, fever, sore throat) or difficulty breathing will be asked to meet Fire Department personnel outside of their residence to minimize our Firefighters exposure to potentially infectious disease.
Firefighters may be seen in public responding to emergency calls for service wearing additional protective equipment. This include protective gowns or white protective coveralls, goggles, masks and gloves. These are recommended for the protection of our firefighters and the citizens we serve. Don't be alarmed if you see firefighters in additional protective equipment we are simply following CDC recommendations.
The following prevention measures are being taken:
Thornton dispatchers will screen patients who call.
If COVID-19 is suspected, crews will limit exposure by wearing head-to-toe personal protective equipment. The patient exam will be limited to one caregiver.
Only a parent or guardian of a minor will be allowed to ride in the ambulance.
We are no longer transporting patients to free standing ERs with flu like symptons or shortness of breath.
If the patient needs to go to the hospital, Thornton crews will take steps to create an isolation area in the ambulance and will call ahead to the designated hospital so the staff can prepare for the patient's arrival.
For questions call the
CO HELP line at
877-462-2911. In order to provide the highest level of service, please contact your primary care physician with non-life threatening flu like symptons prior to calling 911.
KNOW THE SYMPTONS OF COVID-19:
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
TAKE EVERYDAY PRECAUTIONS:
WASH YOUR HANDS
DON'T TOUCH FACE
AVOID SICK PEOPLE
PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
In an effort to increase social distancing and decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Thornton's Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, Trail Winds Recreation Center, The Community Center, Thornton Active Adult Center, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, Thorncreek Golf Course, Gravel Ponds and the Riverwalk Ballfield & Batting Cages will be closed until further notice.
No public access to government buildings.
No operational changes at this time.
THORNTON WATER QUALITY
Thornton's treatment plants utilize chlorine disinfection, filtration, and other processes to clean and disinfect drinking water against pathogens. Even after your drinking water leaves the treatment plants, the water is still protected and monitored.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) find there is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through drinking water. For more information, call the Thornton Water Quality Lab at 303-255-7770 or visit:
Thornton facilities closed: Carpenter Recreation Center, Trail Winds Recreation Center, Thornton Community Center, Thornton Active Adult Center, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, Thorncreek Golf Course and the Riverwalk Ballfield & Batting Cages.
All events cancelled.
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