***UPDATED 03/17/2020***

COVID-19 Coronavirus test NEGATIVE for employee says Kelly Allison, General Manager of Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative. Today, Tuesday March 17th, Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative received information from Fayette County Emergency Management that the test for COVID-19 Coronavirus of our employee was negative. We are very thankful that the employee does not have the COVID-19 virus. Colorado Valley Telephone will resume normal operations beginning March 17, 2020 and our business office will be open for business via drive-thru only. The lobby will remain closed until further notice.

During this time, in order to protect the health of our employees, we ask our customers who are requesting installation or repair services to inform us at the time of request if they or anyone in their household or business are ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19. In addition, we may implement appropriate verbal screening of the customer requesting service.

The health of our customers and our employees is our highest priority as we continue to provide you with voice and internet services so that you may access necessary services for your health and well-being.

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*** UPDATED 03/16/2020 ***

We do not have any test results and will update everyone as soon as they are received. As mentioned in the original post, the business office is still closed to the general public and employees are continuing normal operations.

Service installations and repairs will be provided by employees who have NOT been in contact with the employee who is ill.

Thank you all.

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March 12, 2020

Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative’s General Manager, Kelly Allison, made the following statement: “An employee of the Cooperative was tested today for COVID-19 Coronavirus. The employee was experiencing a low grade of fever and flu-like symptoms. The Cooperative will be informed of test results when they are available. This employee worked inside the Cooperative’s business office and did not visit any customer’s premises. Cooperative employees were informed of the possibility of exposure and were instructed that if they feel sick with flu-like symptoms, to stay at home and call their physician. Fayette County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Craig Moreau, was immediately consulted. The employee is resting at home under self-isolation.”

In order to protect the health and well-being of Cooperative customers, the business office will be closed to the public until test results are received. Employees will continue with normal operations. Service installations and repairs will be provided by employees who have NOT been in contact with the employee who is ill.