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.


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. Public Health Stresses the Importance of COVID-19 Testing

    (September 22, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public Health has confirmed zero new positive cases from test results received September 19 –22, keeping the total case count at 90 with one active case. Read on...
  2. Public Health Unveils COVID-19 Six-Month Report

    (September 18, 2020) Public Health has confirmed one new positive case from test results received September 16 –18. The positive individual is a non-resident, therefore is not included in the official County case count. Read on...
  3. Public Health Announces One New Case

    (September 15, 2020) Public Health has confirmed one new positive case from test results received September 12 –15, bringing the total County case count to 90 with one active case. The 42 year-old female was symptomatic and is currently isolating. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan