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(April 21, 2022) – Beginning April 1, San Miguel County Public Health (SMCPH), aligned with updated guidance from the CDC, discontinued contact tracing of all individual COVID-19 cases, a step to continue phasing out of emergency pandemic response.
Public Health has shifted focus to data collection and monitoring, investigation for high priority cases, and record management and support for outbreaks and clusters. While Public Health is always available to assist with any questions, concerns or needs pertaining to COVID, helpful resources and information can now be found on the county COVID website for both individuals and businesses to navigate the next phase of COVID independently. “With the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic, it is important that we continue to implement measures that protect the public and make activities and indoor spaces safer for immunocompromised people and those who cannot be vaccinated,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “The personal, accountable choices of each individual to wear masks, stay up to date on vaccine doses, and gather outdoors will help to reduce the prolongation of the pandemic.”Public Health resources for COVID testing opportunities, quarantine and isolation guidance, treatment opportunities and more can be found in the support tab on the county COVID website (English | Spanish). Outbreak reporting, workplace safety, financial resources, paid sick leave details and more can be found in the business tab on the county COVID website (English | Spanish). Public Health will continue to monitor email inquiries from individuals and businesses and encourage all questions to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.