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COVID-19 Update form the Atlantis Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

Here in Colorado, we are seeing rising cases, increased hospitalizations, and a positivity rate that is approaching 8%.

Governor Polis reduced the personal gathering limit to 10 people, with no more than two households. Some cities and counties, like Denver, have increased restrictions and are limiting gatherings to 5 people so make sure you know what the rules are where you live.

We all need to do our part to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe by:

· Wearing masks;

· Limiting social interactions to one other person or household;

· Washing hands frequently; and

· Physically distancing.

We have to course correct to decrease the umber of cases and deaths, and we all have to play our part to get through this together.

This past Sunday, CDPHE launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notification System. For those with smartphones, this is a new feature that notifies you if you may have been exposed to someone contagious with COVID-19. By opting in through your iPhone device settings or downloading the app onto your Android device, you can better protect yourself and your family. Through the service:

· Anonymous tokens are shared with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s bluetooth;

· If another user you’ve been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will notify you;

· If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19; and

· Your name, location, IP address, phone number or any other identifying information will not be shared.

Using this service could result in receiving notifications days earlier than you would typically get notified by a contact tracer. The more Coloradans who participate, the better we can contain this virus and slow its spread.

For more information about CO Exposure Notifications, visit

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Food Resources

Food Resource Hotline

Call the bilingual Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626or in 

Metro Denver at (720) 382-2920

It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages left after-hours or on a weekend will be returned the next business day. 

(If you need TTY, call at
7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656.)

Transgender Program Holiday Food Basket Pickup

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM MST - 6:00 PM MST

Because of COVID limitations on in person gathering, this year The Center, in conjunction with Two Sistah's Eats will be giving away holiday food baskets as part of our Rainbow Festival of Lights.The Holiday Meal will include:

  • Baked Turkey Breast with Gravy
  • Cornbread Dressing with Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Items in bold are vegetarian. Meals will be packed for two people or two servings. All meals will be packed and refrigerated. Meals will include heating instructions. RSVPs are limited to the first 50 signups, first come, first served.Sign up no later than Monday, November 23rd. Food baskets must be picked up on December 3 or December 4, between 1 and 6 p.m.Pickup will be done in The Center parking lot on December 3rd and 4th, between 1 PM and 6 PM. For pickup, please do not leave your car. Staff will come to your car to deliver your holiday basket. Masks must be worn when directly interacting with staff. We recommend drivers enter via Colfax and exit onto Lafayette.Questions? Contact Sable Schultz, Manager of Transgender Services, at or 303-951-5217

Mental Health Resources


1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) - English
1-877-SUICIDA (1-877-784-2432) - En español

The Colorado Office of Behavioral Health Licensing and Designation Database and Electronic Records System (LADDERS) 

An online state database for directory information and services for mental health and substance use. Users can search using a variety of filters, including zip code, mental health setting, type of service, population served, and cost.

Housing Resources

Aurora Housing Authority (AHA)
The AHA is committed to providing safe, decent, affordable housing to its community and proudly serves many different groups including working families, single parents, disabled residents, seniors, homeless, and veterans.

Adams County Housing Authority
Adams County Housing Authority is dedicated to helping county residents by providing access to both affordable housing and services that offer a solid foundation on which to build economic independence.

Current Events by Maryann C.

As of 11/3/2020: 112,147 cases

2,292 deaths among cases
(2,126 due to COVID-19)

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  • Adams County moved to Safer at Home 3 on Oct. 28
  • Arapahoe County moved to Safer at Home 2 on Oct. 28
  • Denver County moved to Safer at Home 3 on Oct. 28
  • Douglas County will move to Safer at Home 2 on Nov. 4
  • Elbert County moved to Safer at Home 2 on Oct. 24

  • Denver issues new mask rules to make wearing a mask mandatory both inside and outside in public spaces. Mayor Hancock also limited gatherings from 10 to 5 people. Statewide is still limited to 10 people per gathering. Read more here.  
  • Gov. Jared Polis has extended the mandatory statewide mask order on October 11, 2020 for 30 days. It may continue to be extended if necessary.
  • Update on wildfires in Colorado here.
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