11 cases of COVID at mushroom farm near Alamosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alamosa County Public Health Department is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Colorado Mushroom Farm in Alamosa, CO. After receiving the results of testing conducted on May 3rd, the Public Health Department can confirm 11 additional positive cases. Case investigation is ongoing, and the affected individuals have been instructed to isolate at home. The Colorado Mushroom Farm continues to work with the Alamosa County Public Health Department to ensure the safety of their employees and product. Due to the stringent cleaning methods observed at the facility, the Alamosa County Public Health Department has been advised that there is no danger in the product at this time.

The Alamosa County Public Health Department would like to remind the public that we are all susceptible to COVID-19, regardless of where we live and work. It is important that we continue to follow the guidelines of the Safer-At-Home order, to cover our nose and mouth with a fabric covering when in public, to wash our hands frequently, and to practice effective social distancing by staying six feet away from other individuals when in the community.

For further information on COVID-19 see covid19.colorado.gov. For further information on the Safer-At-Home Order, see covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home.