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. New CDC guidance as Delta variant cases increase nationwide

    (July 29, 2021) – On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance for mask use indoors considering new findings surrounding the highly transmissible COVID Delta variant. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Spreads Rapidly, Increasing Call for Precautionary Measures

    (July 22, 2021) – Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout the US with lifted restrictions and declining vaccine uptake. As the highly transmissible Delta variant makes up 83% of sequenced samples, unvaccinated populations make up 97% of new cases. Read on...
  3. Colorado Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

    (July 15, 2021) – Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Weld County in Northern Colorado. This is the first detection of the summer in the state. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan