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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Eagle County COVID-19 Testing Priorities

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Eagle County COVID-19 Testing Priorities


With community level transmission, the testing and screening guidance is shifting. 

  • Now that we have rapidly identified the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, our focus is to slow the spread of the virus, protect our medical infrastructure, and protect the most vulnerable people in our community.  
  • Testing all patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19 is no longer recommended. A key priority is to shift our testing to people that are at greatest risk for severe disease, complications, and death.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Those who are experiencing symptoms but are not getting tested are asked to self report symptoms at https://bit.ly/39XFRne
The following patients with COVID-19 symptoms are considered at highest priority for testing:

  • Healthcare workers  
  • Employed in public safety occupation (e.g., law enforcement, fire fighter, EMS)  
  • Part of an illness cluster in a facility or institution (e.g., healthcare, school, corrections, shelters)  
  • With severe lower respiratory illness (hospitalized or fatal)  
  • With worsening symptoms  
  • Older than 60 years  
  • With underlying medical conditions  
  • Pregnant women  
  • Had contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 patient
Any other patients can be tested per healthcare provider judgment.


For the most updated information, visit www.ecemergency.org.

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