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Information, Health and Food Assistance During COVID-19 Outbreak in Colorado

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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Colorado is providing information and resources to help older Coloradans and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others.

Governor Jared Polis has ordered all residents to stay home except for essential needs like food, medicine, health care and jobs that are considered critical.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, call your health care provider or local public health department to figure out if you could — and should — get tested. Some signs of the virus are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. (Read more about coronavirus and how to stay safe.)

To be tested for COVID-19 in Colorado, you must have an order from your health care provider. Call or email a health care provider first.

Up-to-date state and local health information:

Food assistance resources:

Unemployment benefits:

Grocery stores to know about:

  • Safeway: Albertsons chains, including Safeway, are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 a.m. for older adults and other at-risk shoppers, including pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.
  • Whole Foods: Shoppers age 60 and up can shop at stores for one hour before they open to the general public. Store hours vary by location. If a store is scheduled to open at 9 a.m., older shoppers can go from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • King Soopers: King Soopers will dedicate the first hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to older shoppers citizens only.

Health assistance resources:

Military veterans assistance:

How you can help:

More on Coronavirus:

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