Prevention and Health Promotion

The Department of Public Health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


San Miguel County's coronavirus information page contains information for residents, visitors and businesses, as well as local statistics, restrictions, and testing information.

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. Thank You to Our Public Health Heroes

    (November 24, 2021) – As we enter a season of gratitude and recognize Public Health Thank You Day this past Monday, I would like to take some time to thank the many public health heroes in our community. Read on...
  2. FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility to All 18 and Older

    (November 22, 2021) – Last week, the FDA and CDC authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age & older after completing a primary FDA-authorized or approved COVID vaccination series. Read on...
  3. Public Health Guidance for a Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

    (November 18, 2021) – The holidays are here and Public Health reminds residents and visitors to use precautionary measures to protect themselves and loved ones against COVID-19 while gathering. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan