Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Response Hotline: 303-860-5881        Link to Small Business Resources:

Please DO NOT call the Sheriff’s Office or 911 with COVID-19 Questions. Use the link above or call Dolores County Public Health at: 970-677-2387.


Dial This Number In case Of Emergency



Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease started in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Muscle pain, sputum production and sore throat are less common symptoms. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to pneumonia and multi-organ failure. The deaths per number of diagnosed cases is estimated at between 1% and 5% but varies by age and other health conditions.The infection is spread from one person to others via respiratory droplets, often produced during coughing and sneezing. Time from exposure to onset of symptoms is generally between 2 and 14 days, with an average of 5 days. The standard method of diagnosis is by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab or throat swab. The infection can also be diagnosed from a combination of symptoms, risk factors and a chest CT scan showing features of pneumonia.Recommended measures to prevent the disease include frequent hand washing, maintaining distance from other people and not touching one’s face. The use of masks is currently recommended for all in public – especially those who suspect they have the virus and their caregivers.There is no vaccine or specific anti-viral treatment for COVID-19; management involves treatment of symptoms, supportive care and experimental measures.


CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at for answers in English.

Our Emergency Services

Dove Creek Ambulance District

Emergency Medical

Rico Volunteer Fire Department

Fire / Rescue / SAR / Medical

Year Sales Expenses
2004 1000 400
2005 1170 460
2006 660 1120
2007 1030 540