DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment conducted a survey on nearly 45,000 Coloradans to ask how they feel about coronavirus (COVID-19). Coloradans were surveyed between March 22 and 24, before Gov. Jared Polis enacted a statewide stay at home order.
Officials say 72% of people considered themselves “very concerned” about COVID-19 in the state. Nearly every respondent are taking measures and precautions to keep themselves and the community safe with 97% washing their hands with soap and water more frequently.READ MORE: Colorado Kids & Teens Excited To Get Vaccinated At Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children
Of the 44,931 surveyed, nearly 30% were between 30 and 49 years old and 87% were white. Hispanics and Black/African Americans made up nearly 8% of the respondents.READ MORE: Semi Crash Closed Part Of Interstate 70 In Glenwood Canyon
Thirty-four percent of respondents say they felts nervous or anxious about the pandemic for several days over the last two weeks. Additionally, nearly 35% felt they were not able to stop or control worrying for several days in the same time period.
“The survey was developed with feedback from epidemiologists and crisis managers working on the front lines to track the disease in our state’s Emergency Operations Center,” officials stated.MORE NEWS: Alleged U.S. Capitol Rioter Patrick Montgomery Faces Arrest After Hunting Mountain Lion