Gilpin County Public Health Essential Services Information.

We are still responding to all public health questions and concerns. Contact Bonnie Albrecht at

Gilpin County Public Health is currently unable to test for COVID-19. If you think you have symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider. Please visit for information about testing.

Gilpin County COVID19 Updates:

Gilpin County has 4 confirmed cases of COVID19 (June 3, 2020 update).

Gilpin County and the State of Colorado are operating under "Safer at Home" public health orders. Recent updates to the order include guidance for youth and adult sports leagues, playgrounds, swimming pools, gyms and recreation centers, outdoor recreation and places of worship. Visit for more information.

Gilpin County Public Health Symptom Tracker

Public Health Symptom Tracker

To better track symptoms relating to COVID19 in our community, Public Health has launched an interactive Symptom Tracker specific to Gilpin County only. All residents are asked to submit any and all incidents of symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, fever and others dating back to March 1, 2020.

Responses (submitted anonymously) will help public health, county, state and other officials determine needs specific to this community. In the absence of testing kits (due to a national shortage), these measures will help provide a more complete picture of illness in Gilpin County, updated in real-time.

Access the Symptom Tracker here or click the image (Note: works best with Google Chrome or Safari, not Internet Explorer)

If you have symptoms and think you may have COVID19, call your healthcare provider (and call before making a visit). If you are having trouble breathing or are experiencing any other health emergencies, dial 911.

Well Water Testing is Open

The Gilpin County Public Health Water Lab is open for local water sample testing under modified operational procedures.

To test your well and water supply: pick up a water test sample bottle from Gilpin County Public Health offices, 101 Norton Dr. in Black Hawk. Follow the instructions with the bottle to collect the water, then return the filled bottle to Public Health (in the red cooler). For the safety of our staff, please wash your hands thoroughly before dropping off the sample bottle, and wear a mask when delivering to our office. Samples will be collected by 4:00pm, daily.

Note – staff will not collect your sample in person, rather, we ask that you leave the sample bottle with a $25 check in the red collection cooler. Results will be emailed to you in one business day.

Gilpin County Public Health Water Lab tests private and public well systems for E.Coli and Coliform only. For comprehensive testing, visit CDPHE’s State Water Lab site by clicking here.

Gilpin County Public Health Well Water Testing

Public Health Newsletter

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