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Coronavirus Updates

22 Alerts
November 30, 2020 3:16 PM

Free Access to COVID Testing as County Enters Level Red: Severe Risk

(November 27, 2020) San Miguel County Public Health implemented a new public health order moving the county to Stay at Home Level Red Severe Risk this morning at 1 a.m. MST.

November 24, 2020 12:52 PM

Safer at Home Public Health Order Escalated to Stay at Home Level Red – Severe Risk

(November 24, 2020) San Miguel County Public Health will implement a new public health order moving the county to Stay at Home Level Red Severe Risk at midnight MST on Thursday, November 26.

As positive cases continue to surge across the county and tourism season begins, mitigation efforts have become critical to containing the spread and limiting strains on regional hospital capacity.

November 23, 2020 12:41 PM

A Unified Message to the Residents of San Miguel County

(November 23, 2020) A unified message to our residents: We have an urgent message for our community. We are calling on all of you to help us save lives and save our local economy this winter.

For everyone’s well-being please cancel your plans to visit with others who are not in your immediate household for the next few weeks to avoid spreading the virus. We are at a critical point. We are taking actions, our business community has taken...

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November 20, 2020 6:12 PM

San Miguel County Launches New Grant Funding Program

(November 20, 2020) Tonight at 5 pm, San Miguel County opened applications for businesses to apply for its newest round of Coronavirus Relief Funding (CVRF).

The State of Colorado approved an additional allocation of $3 million dollars in CVRF funding, enabling San Miguel County to establish a one-time grant program to help qualified County-based businesses severely disrupted by the pandemic. With the most...

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November 20, 2020 10:25 AM

Regional Medical and Emergency Services Strained

November 20, 2020) The Uncompahgre and Telluride Medical Centers' capacities are both strained while adapting to COVID and staffing needs. As a result, each medical center is prioritizing telehealth technology to maximize staffing capabilities.

Additionally, regional medical and emergency providers are finding the rapid increase in COVID hospitalizations is putting severe limitations on ICU capacity.

The risk for COVID-19 has changed across Colorado in the last two weeks. Fifty of sixty-four...

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November 19, 2020 9:28 AM

National Guard and CDPHE Test 1,102 People in San Miguel County

(November 19, 2020) San Miguel County Public Health received a complete report of results from the 1,102 COVID-19 tests issued by the National Guard and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The CDPHE Rapid Response Testing revealed 18 positive cases, 2 trace cases, 10 inconclusive results and 1,071 negative results. Of these results, 11 positive cases are residents and 7 are non-residents. There have been 165 total COVID cases among...

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November 17, 2020 3:06 PM

COVID-19 Colorado Dial Update and Open Industry Forums

(November 17, 2020) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Office of the Governor announced a new level on the Colorado COVID Dial Safer at Home Level Red: Severe Risk today.

As the pandemic continues to infect Coloradans at record frequency, this level works to keep the Colorado economy afloat while aggressively reducing transmission rates.

“Most Coloradans are doing our part, people are wearing masks, people are staying...

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November 13, 2020 10:53 AM

Norwood School District COVID-19 Update, National Guard Administers 1,101 Swab Tests

(November 13, 2020) Public Health has confirmed twelve new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received on Thursday, November 12. All twelve cases are residents and are symptomatic. Positive cases are detailed at the end of this release.

Wednesday’s outstanding positive case of a 34-year-old male is confirmed as a resident and is symptomatic through community exposure. At this time, all positive cases have been contacted and are currently in isolation. There have been 140 total COVID...

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November 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Public Health Identifies Presumed Positive in Norwood School District

(November 11, 2020) Public Health has confirmed twelve new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received on Wednesday, November 11. Nine of the twelve positives are residents and symptomatic.

These positives include a 72-year-old female, 60-year-old female, 38-year-old male, 36-year-old female, 36-year-old female, 35-year-old male, 33-year-old male, 16-year-old female, and a 14-year-old female. Two nonresidents include a 51-year-old male and a...

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November 10, 2020 3:46 PM

Safer At Home Public Health Order Escalated to Orange – High Risk

(November 10, 2020) Public Health has confirmed thirteen new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 7th through the 10th of November.

Of these cases, ten are symptomatic residents, one of whom, a 60-year-old female is believed to have contracted COVID-19 while traveling and is currently hospitalized. All thirteen positives are currently in isolation. There have been 123 total COVID...

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November 6, 2020 3:02 PM

Telluride School District COVID-19 Update

(November 6, 2020) Public Health has confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 3rd through the 6th of November.

All positives are local residents, two of whom, a 55-year-old female and a 49-year-old female, Public Health was unable to contact and therefore could not conduct case investigation. A 61-year-old male, 51-year-old male, 43-year-old female and a...

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November 3, 2020 5:29 PM

COVID Case Update and Safer at Home: Concern - Flattening the Third Wave and Cold Weather Behavior

(November 3, 2020) Public Health has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 31st of October through the 3rd of November. One 65-year-old nonresident male is symptomatic and in isolation.

Two residents, one 50-year-old female and one 24-year-old female are symptomatic from community spread. There have been 107 total COVID cases among residents to date with five active cases. To learn more about the County’s current COVID-19 metrics, please...

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October 30, 2020 4:15 PM

COVID Update and How to Vote Safely

(October 30, 2020) Public Health has confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 28th through the 30th of October.

One 49-year-old female, 17-year-old female and a 14-year old female are all residents exposed in a social setting and are from the same household. The household is symptomatic and in isolation. One 15-year-old female is asymptomatic from social exposure...

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October 29, 2020 12:26 PM

Public Health Confirms Two Positive COVID Cases in the Telluride School District

(October 29, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two positive COVID cases of students from the same household in the Telluride High School.

The students, grades 9 and 12, are in isolation and Public Health is working with the school to determine close contacts and next steps. The two students did attend school on Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23. Those determined to be close contacts,...

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October 27, 2020 3:19 PM

SMC COVID Update and Colorado’s New COVID Exposure Notifications

(October 27, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 24th through the 27th of October. One 29-year-old male resident and one 55-year-old male resident are symptomatic and in isolation.

There have been 100 total COVID cases to date with two active cases. If you’re interested in learning more about the County’s current COVID-19 metrics, please visit the County COVID-19 dashboard.

October 23, 2020 4:47 PM

New Public Health Order, COVID-19 Update and Holiday Travel Precautions

(October 23, 2020) Public Health has confirmed one new positive case of COVID-19 from test results received the 20th through the 23rd of October. The 29-year-old female resident is symptomatic and in isolation.

There have been 98 total COVID cases to date with one active case. If you’re interested in learning more about the County’s current COVID-19 metrics, please visit the County COVID-19 dashboard.

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October 20, 2020 4:39 PM

COVID-19 Update and Your Contact Budget - How to take advantage of the things you can control

(October 20, 2020) Public Health has confirmed that there were no new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 16th through the 19th of October. As a result, total cases remain to 97 with zero active cases.

Public Health wants to remind you, this does not mean that COVID-19 has been eradicated from our community. If you’re interested in learning more about the County’s COVID-19 metrics, please visit the County COVID-19 dashboard.

October 16, 2020 3:51 PM

COVID-19 Update, Flattening the Curve Leading Up to Holidays

(October 16, 2020) Public Health has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 13th through the 15th of October. All three are residents, symptomatic and in isolation, and close contacts have been notified.

October 13, 2020 3:59 PM

COVID-19 Update, Free Community Flu Clinic and Trick or Treat: Pandemic Edition

(October 13, 2020) Public Health has confirmed one new positive case of COVID-19 from test results received the 9th through the 12th of October. A non-resident individual, a 72-year-old male, is asymptomatic and in isolation.

October 9, 2020 4:54 PM

COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol - What to expect when an outbreak occurs and how best to prepare

(October 9, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public Health has confirmed four new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received the 6th through the 8th of October.

October 6, 2020 4:47 PM

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

(October 6, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received October 2nd - 5th. The two non-resident individuals are a 43-year-old female and a 51 year-old-male, both are symptomatic and in isolation.

Non-residents are not included in the official County case count. As a result, total cases remain at 91 with one active case.

Launched in August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services...

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October 2, 2020 4:02 PM

Contact Tracing 101 - What to expect when you answer the call

(October 2, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received September 29th through October 1st.

One positive individual, a non-resident 10-year-old male, is symptomatic, but recovering in isolation. He has not had contact with any local students. The second positive individual, a 59-year-old male resident, is symptomatic and is also in isolation;...

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County Road Status Updates

6 Alerts
October 6, 2020 8:17 AM

Black Bear Pass is open again.

Black Bear Pass was re-opened late afternoon of 10/5/20.

October 5, 2020 3:07 PM

Black Bear Pass Temporarily Closed

San Juan County is closing Black Bear Pass from the east side.
Updates will be made to this site when it is reopened.

Latest Update:

October 6, 2020 8:04 AM

Black Bear Pass has be reopened.

September 3, 2020 2:54 PM

Imogene Pass Temporary Partial Closure

Motorists or visitors planning on traveling CR K68 between Telluride and Ouray will be required to turn around at the following locations:
Vehicles traveling from the Town of Telluride vehicles will have to turn around at the Smuggler Tramp Ruins.
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Latest Update:

September 14, 2020 12:36 PM

Imogene Pass is open now. The bridge repair is complete.

July 28, 2020 10:10 AM

Bridal Veil Road Open

The road to Bridal Veil Falls is now open. Traffic can come over Black Bear Pass now to the Valley View Parking Lot.

July 27, 2020 2:24 PM

Bridal Veil Road Closed - 7/27/20

Due to a mudslide and current extreme weather conditions the road to Bridal Veil Falls is closed.

Latest Update:

July 28, 2020 10:08 AM

The road to Bridal Veil Falls is now open.

July 9, 2020 10:16 AM

Black Bear Pass Open

Black Bear Pass is open. Please stay safe!

Emergency Alerts

1 Alert

General Alerts

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High Mountain Pass Status

2 Alerts
June 22, 2020 7:56 AM

Imogene Pass is open

San Miguel and Ouray Counties have completed opening Imogene Pass.

June 8, 2020 11:22 AM

Ophir Pass is open

Ophir Pass is open for the season.

Public Surplus

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