My name is Kyle Mullica and I am the State Representative for House District 34, representing Northglenn, Thornton, and Federal Heights.
I also have the privilege of being the only nurse who serves in our State Legislature.
I saw Representative Herod's email from yesterday and wanted to give you an ER nurse's perspective of this pandemic.
It is a dangerous time to be a healthcare provider, but we do this work because it's our passion, it's what we are trained to do, and it's what our patients need.
We are doing this work as our hospitals run out of supplies to protect us.
We are doing this work as the number of patients we need to treat increases every day.
We are doing this work because our community needs us more than ever.
I have one ask of you: please do everything in your power to not contract this virus. Stay home if you can. If you feel sick, contact a medical provider and follow their advice. Also, continue to check www.Covid19.colorado.gov for further updates.
We can get through this together. I want to thank Representative Leslie Herod for her continued leadership and for speaking up for us all; she cares deeply for her community and it is truly an honor to serve with her.
House District 34
. Reliable, up-to-date information on COVID19. For general questions, call (303) 389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. For written answers in English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more, email COHELP@RMPDC.org.
For information on COVID19 en Español
(Provided by Denver Health).
If you have any of the personal protective equipment listed, please donate.
When: Sunday, March 22nd, from 12 - 4 PM at the
Where: Broncos Stadium
Governor Polis took the following executive actions yesterday:
Other economic relief measures:
Denver artists whose incomes have been affected by the cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative works can apply for up to $1,000 grants and loans through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund. Learn more.
Additional COVID-19 Updates from the Governor
Restaurants will be able to temporarily sell alcohol for take-out or delivery. This website lists Metro Denver and Boulder restaurants that are offering take-out, delivery, curbside pick-up and drive-through options.
Suspension of all elective and nonessential surgeries and medical procedures, to free up equipment, including ventilators and personal protection items for medical staff.
All hair salons, nail salons, spas, tattoo parlors and massage parlors are CLOSED through April 30th.
Connect for Health CO Open!
You called for it and we answered! You can NOW sign up for health insurance through the Colorado Health Exchange, starting today, Friday, March 20th. This special enrollment window will close on April 3rd. Thank you for reaching out (you know who you are).
Resources for Seniors
Senior shopping hours.
Stores have begun dedicating certain hours for seniors,
for the full list.
Show our seniors some love and support.
7 ways to boost your loved one's morale here (provided by AARP).
for seniors. The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council is providing transportation options for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
Older Adult Resource Directory. An extensive directory of contact information, including benefits (social security, medicare), emergency services, nutrition & meals and healthcare.
Food pantry schedule. A listing of over 30 Denver food pantries with hours and contact information.
Denver Regional Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resources. A collection of resources including guides to in-home healthcare, transportation, and legal assistance
Paying Rent & Utilities
has announced that they will not terminate service because of inability to pay, they will waive any late fees and they will open up Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
Small Businesses & Workers
If you have been laid off due to a business closure related to COVID-19, are experiencing wage reductions or are working fewer hours, you can file a claim here.
Denver has announced initial Economic Relief Package for Business and Employees. Read more about these packages
Mental Health Colorado
has updated its
with useful information for those who are struggling with mental health or substance use challenges.
Colorado Crisis Services. If you are more seriously concerned about your own mental health or that of someone close to you, you can call the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255.
Denver Therapy Match.
Search for Denver providers
For additional reduced rate
Psychology Today. Search for statewide providers here.
Food Assistance for Students
Denver Public School students and family members
free meals at twelve sites
in a "grab-and-go" system. Breakfast is available from 8-9 a.m., and lunch is available from 12-1 p.m.
The locations are:
- Abraham Lincoln High School, 2285 S Federal Blvd
- Valverde Elementary School, 2030 W Alameda Ave
- Joe Shoemaker School, 3333 S Havana St.
- Place Bridge Academy, 7125 Cherry Creek N Dr.
- Cowell Elementary School, 4540 W 10th Ave
- North High School, 2960 Speer Blvd
- STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, 4735 N Pecos St
- Bruce Randolph School, 3955 Steele St
- Denver Center for International Studies - Baker, 574 W 6th Ave
- Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave
- The Evie Dennis Campus, 4800 Telluride St
- The Montbello Campus, 5000 Crown Blvd
In addition, Food for Thought Denver
will be providing Powersacks at all twelve locations, every Friday, until circumstances change. Each Powersack will contain enough food for a family of four for two days. They are available for anyone in need, not just DPS students.
Hunger Free Colorado
has set up a Food Resource Hotline for anyone who needs help locating food. Call 855-855-4626, M - F (8 am - 4:30 pm) to find school meals, food pantries, and SNAP and WIC enrollment.
Students who do not live in Denver can find nearby locations to pick up breakfast and lunch
Childcare and Resources for Parents
If you are a health care professional or work in public safety, and need childcare, you may be eligible to receive it through the
Emergency Childcare Collaborative
. To apply, click
. If you are a provider, click
How to talk to your child about COVID.
Blood donors needed. Donor eligibility here
. Make an appointment here.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is urging self-isolation or self-quarantine for Coloradans and visitors to Colorado.
This illness can be severe and require hospitalization, but most individuals recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking pain and fever-reducing medications.
Self-isolation applies to people who have:
A) tested positive for COVID-19
B) have symptoms of COVID-19 including
coughing, shortness of breath and/or fever)
Self-quarantine applies to p
eople who are close contacts of a person who either has a positive test or symptoms -- even early symptoms -- of illness.
For more information visit the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's
Reminders from Rose Medical Center
- If you think you were exposed to COVID-19, but are not exhibiting symptoms, do NOT go to a hospital.
- Do not call hospitals to ask where you can get tested: they cannot test most people as there are limited tests and hospitals must conserve testing capabilities for the sick patients who are already admitted.
- Diagnosing COVID-19 does not change treatment of COVID-19: even if you get sick, stay home, quarantine, and take care of yourself.
- If symptoms worsen, contact your primary care physician who will advise if it makes sense to go to the hospital for likely admission
Note: If you feel sick and do not have a primary care physician, you can also call the Denver Health Nurse Line at (303) 739-1211.
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