Thornton COVID-19 Information & Resources
Colorado hotline answers questions about COVID-19 Vaccine:
1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)
Public Health/COVID-19 Information
Thornton Operational Changes
- Ambulances are being sanitized with a specialized fogging device and hospital grade disinfectant after all calls for service that involve a known or suspected COVID-19 patient. Additionally crews are using a specialized device that utilizes a surface swab to test the patient compartment of our ambulances to ensure that they are completely sanitized.
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. If patients are unable to move to the outside of their home to meet fire department personnel then a scout team of two firefighters will enter the home to minimize exposures.
Firefighters may be seen in public responding to emergency calls for service wearing additional protective equipment. This include protective reusable cloth dickies overalls or green reusable protective coveralls, goggles, respirators 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.
Thornton Fire is no longer transporting patients to Freestanding Emergency Rooms as these facilities have been temporarily closed during the pandemic.
Thornton Fire has restricted allowing family riders on all ambulances as local emergency rooms continue 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.
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 symptoms 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
All Thornton government buildings are now open to the public.
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:
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