Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes providing women’s health services, 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. San Miguel County Sees Highest Single Day and Significant Community Spread

    (January 26, 2021) San Miguel County Public Health saw record positivity last week with the highest single-day total to date of 44 positives occurring on Friday, January 22. Read on...
  2. Curative Testing to be Reevaluated

    (January 25, 2021) Late last week, the CDPHE announced it will no longer be using Curative testing in several capacities including residential care facilities, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and other congregate settings. Read on...
  3. Hand Washing Reduces COVID-19 and Flu Transmission

    (January 22, 2021) Throughout the pandemic, similar to cold and flu season, handwashing has proven to be an effective tool in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan