COVID19 Resources

Covid Help
Parent Help

GARFIELD COUNTY COVID INFORMATION
Feeling ill or concerned? COVID-19 hotline 970-429-6186: English/Español
Assistance programs: 970-625-5282 or 970-945-9191
Website: www.garfield-county.com
Updates/subscribe: www.garfieldcounty.net
Facebook: @garfieldhealth
Email Public Health: publichealthinfo@garfield-county.com
Register for emergency notifications www.garco911.com
Local volunteer opportunities: 970-456-2804


Below are some resources we hope you will find helpful. They have been separated out into the following sections:
Distance Learning Help
Meals/Food Distribution
Community Resources.



Distance Learning/Parent Resources

Getting started with Google Classroom in English (Video)

Introducción a Google Classroom (Video)

Managing my child's email box (video)


 Who do I call for help?
Parent Online Help

Helping Students Deal With Stress During the Covid-19 Outbreak
It’s best to be open and calm with students. Reassure students that if they do get the virus, they likely won’t be any sicker than a basic cold. The experts in the field are being proactive in terms of protecting our families. Keep routines as normal as possible.MORE INFORMATION HERE

WIFI Opportunities

Meals/Food Distribution
Garfield Re-2 Look for the Bus
Any Child 18 and under can receive a meal FREE
Garfield Re-2 Meal Distribution Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch available.
Rifle:
Drive Thru @ Wamsley Elementary
Centennial Park
Davidson Park
Joyce Park
Cottonwood Park

Silt:
Drive Thru @ Cactus Valley Elementary
Herron's Nest RV Park

New Castle:
Drive Thru @ Elk Creek Elementary
Apple Tree Park
Burning Mountain Park

FRIDAY meal program through Lift-Up and River Center
Rifle
Davidson Park: 715 Fir Ave 11 a.m.
Cottonwood Park: 27653 U.S. Highway 6 11:30 a.m.
Joyce Park: 595 W. 24th St - 12 p.m.
Centennial Park: 300 West 5th St - 12:30 p.m.

New Castle
Burning Mountain Park: 243 North 7th St. - 12:00
Apple Tree Park: 5033 County Road 335 - 11:30

Silt
Silt Library, 680 Home Ave - 11:30
Heron’s Nest RV Park: 32956 River Frontage Road - 12:30

LIFT-UP FOOD DISTRIBUTION

"Drive-through” format to receive pre-packed emergency food bag.

Parachute: Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ LIFT-UP Food Pantry – 201 E. First St.
Rifle: Wednesday & Fridays, 2 p.m. @ Rifle Fairgrounds
New Castle: Wednesdays & Fridays, 2 p.m. @ Elk Creek Elementary School Parking Lot, 804 W. Main St.
Glenwood Springs: Mondays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ Glenwood Springs High School, South Parking Lot
Carbondale: Mondays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ Third Street Center Parking Lot
Aspen/Pitkin County: Wednesday 3/25 & Wednesday 4/1, beginning at noon
Food Bank of the Rockies in partnership with Aspen Family Connection will handle distribution of food for Aspen/Pitkin County from Aspen Schools (enter by Aspen High School). LIFT-UP will assist with providing fresh produce and dairy as available. For more information on this distribution site, please visit PitkinCounty.com.
Mid-valley: LIFT-UP and their key partners are working on a mid-valley distribution location. Please continue to check here for updates. Please do not call the office for information.

Please check the LIFT-UP web page here for ongoing updates on food distribution dates, times and locations.

Free Lunch Service

Garfield Senior Lunch Program is a free service: call (970) 665-0041 by noon the day before to reserve a meal;

EXTENDED TABLE SERVICE

​Grab-n-Go meals provided.

​Rifle:
Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church located in the Lovell Building at 200 E. 4th St.
Tuesday & Thursday 5 – 6 p.m.


Community Resources
Garfield Coalition for Families:
Coalition for Families is a collaborative program that brings together services for at-risk, multi-system involved children, youth and families.

We offer the folllowing for families of Garfield County:
*Resource and Referrals: Referrer and family are connect to agencies that can provide resources to meet specific family needs.
*Facilitated Family Meetings: Youth and their family come together with school staff and/or youth serving agencies to identify strengths and needs and create a collaborative plan for the family.
*High Fidelity Wraparound: High-fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-based process for moving system-involved children, youth and families with serious behavioral and mental health challenges, toward independence and success.
*Parent and Youth Support Groups: We offer informal and confidential Parent and Youth Support groups where parents and their children can connect with others experiencing similar challenges.

Reach Out Colorado (ROC)
A community Resource & Referral center helping people living in Rifle and Parachute by connecting people in need with appropriate services.
Email: theROC@sopris.net
Website: www.reach-out-colorado.org

River Center

http://rivercenternewcastle.org

If you are in need of financial assistance, fill out an application for emergency assistance through the link below and a River Center employee will contact you ASAP. Please allow up to 24 hours. Form is here.

If you have a simple request for toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc., email info@rivercenternewcastle.org​. Do not fill out an application.

***Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Resources from Aspen Community Foundation

UNEMPLOYMENT Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – if you’ve been laid off
from your job, file for unemployment benefits at www.colorado.gov/cdle

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE Garfield County COVID Economic Assistance can help with food, housing, utility and expenses, and can advise on enrolling in other government programs. (970) 945-9191, www.garfield-county.com

LAMEDICHI / MANAUS The MANAUS Emergency Fund is in place to support those who are
underserved and LaMedichi makes it easy to get financial support quickly. (970) 510-0411,
lamedichi@manaus.org, www.manaus.org

RENT & UTILITIES Salvation Army Financial assistance for rent and utilities is available through direct payments by Salvation Army to landlords and utility companies. COVID-19 Relief call center: (855) 768-7977 (English only) | Local Office: (970) 945-6976 (leave a voicemail, English and limited Spanish) https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/intermountain_us_west/covid-19-get-help/

COVID-19 Questions: Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
Call 211 Hotline to HELP Families with Resources, Housing, Rent Assistance, Applying for benefits Government & Economic services
Website: https://211colorado.communityos.org is the 211 resource page.
https://covid19.colorado.gov/ CDPHE website COVID-19 updated daily at 4pm
A very recent study which addresses “How long the COVID-19 virus stays in aerosol form, 3 hours. How long COVID-19 stays on surfaces, 3 days”. The report is from the National Institutes of Health.
Handwashing Guidelines for students and staff - What You Need To Know About Handwashing CDC.
It is important that we continue physical (social) distancing. Wash Your Hands and when using hand sanitizer it is 60% alcohol or higher. Keep your hands away from your face.


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