Woodland Park adds surge hospital amid coronavirus pandemic


WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — A surge hospital has been built in Woodland Park to help Teller County prepare for the coronavirus pandemic.

The facility is behind the Loaf ‘N Jug at Highway 24 and Highway 67.

This surge hospital is a good example of being prepared. About two weeks ago we were asked to stand this operation up, this facility and our team got it done in about 72 hours. We hope we never have to use it but if we do we’re prepared and we have extra beds if our hospital runs out.

Marc Dettenrieder, Teller County Commissioner

As of Tuesday afternoon, eight people in Teller County have tested positive for the virus. One person in the county has died.

Officials are urging people to go to the Teller County COVID-19 website for the most up to date and accurate information as misinformation has been circulating in the county.

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