COVID19 Resources

Covid Help
Parent Help

Feeling ill or concerned? COVID-19 hotline 970-429-6186: English/Español
Assistance programs: 970-625-5282 or 970-945-9191
Facebook: @garfieldhealth
Email Public Health: [email protected]
Register for emergency notifications
Local volunteer opportunities: 970-456-2804

Below are some resources we hope you will find helpful. They have been separated out into the following sections:
Distance Learning Help
Meals/Food Distribution
Community Resources.

Distance Learning/Parent Resources

Getting started with Google Classroom in English (Video)

Introducción a Google Classroom (Video)

Managing my child's email box (video)

 Who do I call for help?
Parent Online Help

Helping Students Deal With Stress During the Covid-19 Outbreak
It’s best to be open and calm with students. Reassure students that if they do get the virus, they likely won’t be any sicker than a basic cold. The experts in the field are being proactive in terms of protecting our families. Keep routines as normal as possible.MORE INFORMATION HERE

WIFI Opportunities

Meals/Food Distribution
Garfield Re-2 Look for the Bus
Any Child 18 and under can receive a meal FREE
Garfield Re-2 Meal Distribution Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch available.
Drive Thru @ Wamsley Elementary
Centennial Park
Davidson Park
Joyce Park
Cottonwood Park

Drive Thru @ Cactus Valley Elementary
Herron's Nest RV Park

New Castle:
Drive Thru @ Elk Creek Elementary
Apple Tree Park
Burning Mountain Park

FRIDAY meal program through Lift-Up and River Center
Davidson Park: 715 Fir Ave 11 a.m.
Cottonwood Park: 27653 U.S. Highway 6 11:30 a.m.
Joyce Park: 595 W. 24th St - 12 p.m.
Centennial Park: 300 West 5th St - 12:30 p.m.

New Castle
Burning Mountain Park: 243 North 7th St. - 12:00
Apple Tree Park: 5033 County Road 335 - 11:30

Silt Library, 680 Home Ave - 11:30
Heron’s Nest RV Park: 32956 River Frontage Road - 12:30


"Drive-through” format to receive pre-packed emergency food bag.

Parachute: Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ LIFT-UP Food Pantry – 201 E. First St.
Rifle: Wednesday & Fridays, 2 p.m. @ Rifle Fairgrounds
New Castle: Wednesdays & Fridays, 2 p.m. @ Elk Creek Elementary School Parking Lot, 804 W. Main St.
Glenwood Springs: Mondays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ Glenwood Springs High School, South Parking Lot
Carbondale: Mondays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. @ Third Street Center Parking Lot
Aspen/Pitkin County: Wednesday 3/25 & Wednesday 4/1, beginning at noon
Food Bank of the Rockies in partnership with Aspen Family Connection will handle distribution of food for Aspen/Pitkin County from Aspen Schools (enter by Aspen High School). LIFT-UP will assist with providing fresh produce and dairy as available. For more information on this distribution site, please visit
Mid-valley: LIFT-UP and their key partners are working on a mid-valley distribution location. Please continue to check here for updates. Please do not call the office for information.

Please check the LIFT-UP web page here for ongoing updates on food distribution dates, times and locations.

Free Lunch Service

Garfield Senior Lunch Program is a free service: call (970) 665-0041 by noon the day before to reserve a meal;


​Grab-n-Go meals provided.

Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church located in the Lovell Building at 200 E. 4th St.
Tuesday & Thursday 5 – 6 p.m.

Community Resources
Garfield Coalition for Families:
Coalition for Families is a collaborative program that brings together services for at-risk, multi-system involved children, youth and families.

We offer the folllowing for families of Garfield County:
*Resource and Referrals: Referrer and family are connect to agencies that can provide resources to meet specific family needs.
*Facilitated Family Meetings: Youth and their family come together with school staff and/or youth serving agencies to identify strengths and needs and create a collaborative plan for the family.
*High Fidelity Wraparound: High-fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-based process for moving system-involved children, youth and families with serious behavioral and mental health challenges, toward independence and success.
*Parent and Youth Support Groups: We offer informal and confidential Parent and Youth Support groups where parents and their children can connect with others experiencing similar challenges.

Reach Out Colorado (ROC)
A community Resource & Referral center helping people living in Rifle and Parachute by connecting people in need with appropriate services.
Email: [email protected]

River Center

If you are in need of financial assistance, fill out an application for emergency assistance through the link below and a River Center employee will contact you ASAP. Please allow up to 24 hours. Form is here.

If you have a simple request for toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc., email [email protected]​. Do not fill out an application.

***Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Resources from Aspen Community Foundation

UNEMPLOYMENT Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – if you’ve been laid off
from your job, file for unemployment benefits at

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE Garfield County COVID Economic Assistance can help with food, housing, utility and expenses, and can advise on enrolling in other government programs. (970) 945-9191,

LAMEDICHI / MANAUS The MANAUS Emergency Fund is in place to support those who are
underserved and LaMedichi makes it easy to get financial support quickly. (970) 510-0411,
[email protected],

RENT & UTILITIES Salvation Army Financial assistance for rent and utilities is available through direct payments by Salvation Army to landlords and utility companies. COVID-19 Relief call center: (855) 768-7977 (English only) | Local Office: (970) 945-6976 (leave a voicemail, English and limited Spanish)

COVID-19 Questions: Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
Call 211 Hotline to HELP Families with Resources, Housing, Rent Assistance, Applying for benefits Government & Economic services
Website: is the 211 resource page. CDPHE website COVID-19 updated daily at 4pm
A very recent study which addresses “How long the COVID-19 virus stays in aerosol form, 3 hours. How long COVID-19 stays on surfaces, 3 days”. The report is from the National Institutes of Health.
Handwashing Guidelines for students and staff - What You Need To Know About Handwashing CDC.
It is important that we continue physical (social) distancing. Wash Your Hands and when using hand sanitizer it is 60% alcohol or higher. Keep your hands away from your face.

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