HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 outbreak at Space Center Drive Walmart in Colorado Springs, ‘out of an abundance of caution’ customers are being alerted – KKTV 11 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Three employees at a Colorado Springs Walmart tested positive for COVID-19, and the county health department sent out an alert Monday afternoon.

El Paso County Public Health confirmed with 11 News Monday morning that the employees all work at the location on 1575 Space Center Drive.

Monday afternoon the health department sent out an update, stating “Out of an abundance of caution, Public Health is alerting anyone who may have been at this Walmart location between May 8 and May 13.”

Walmart is working with El Paso County Public Health to conduct an investigation of the situation and working with store employees who may have been exposed to the three positive cases. The store will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected Monday evening.

RESOURCES FOR COLORADANS DURING OUTBREAK

– For information and resources on COVID-19, El Paso and Teller County residents can call 719-575-8888 seven days a week. Monday through Friday, the line is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Weekends, calls will be taken between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

– The state has a toll-free hotline CO HELP for general questions about COVID-19. That hotline can be reached at both 303-389-1687 and 877-462-2911.

– Those needing assistance with financial services, food, clothing and household needs, mental health, and more can call 211.

QUICK LINKS TO CREDIBLE SOURCES:
Click here for the El Paso County Public Health COVID-19 website

Click here for the CDPHE COVID-19 website. The website includes a lot of answers to frequently asked questions from across the state.

Click here for a list of locations giving out free school lunches to kids.

Click here for the CDC COVID-10 website

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