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Posted on: March 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Positive Person Visited Douglas County Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, March 3

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COVID-19 Positive Person Visited Douglas County Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, March 3


Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has learned that a Douglas County person who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus disease visited the Castle Rock Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at 301 Wilcox Street on Tuesday, March 3, between noon and 3 p.m. This occurred before she was tested for COVID-19.

“Once we learned of this situation, TCHD Communicable Disease staff conducted an investigation of possible exposures. Based on that assessment and the limited amount of time the affected person was in the DMV, we do not believe there was a risk of exposure to anyone from the public who was in the DMV or the rest of the building during that time period,” said John M. Douglas, Jr., MD, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department. “TCHD has already notified the DMV employees, through Douglas County administration, who may have been impacted and their risk is low.”

As an additional precautionary measure, areas of the DMV that the individual visited have been thoroughly cleaned.

For general COVID-19 precautions, if you get sick: stay home, stay at least six feet away from other people, and call your health care provider. Everyone should continue to wash their hands often, cover their cough with an elbow or tissue, then throw away the tissue and wash their hands immediately.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, call the CO HELP InfoLine at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English, Spanish, Chinese, and more.


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