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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Herd Immunity: What is it? What will it take?

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Herd Immunity: What is it? What will it take?

San Miguel County among the top in the state for vaccine administration

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: What to Expect

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: What to Expect

San Miguel County Public Health vaccine clinics occurring weekly for those pre-registered

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

San Miguel County to Reduce Restrictions for Personal Gatherings, Bars, Lodging

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San Miguel County to Reduce Restrictions for Personal Gatherings, Bars, Lodging

Low incidence rates allow for Level Blue to align with the state guidance heading into off-season

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Testing for COVID-19 Remains Critical to Continued Downward Trend

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Testing for COVID-19 Remains Critical to Continued Downward Trend

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindseym@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Phase 2 of Vaccine Eligibility to Commence Friday, April 2

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Phase 2 of Vaccine Eligibility to Commence Friday, April 2

General public 16 years of age and older to be eligible for vaccines

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Public Health Order Deescalated to Level Blue - Caution

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Public Health Order Deescalated to Level Blue - Caution

CDPHE’s COVID Dial 3.0 effective immediately with changes to capacity restrictions

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

San Miguel County Residents Test Positive for UK Variant

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San Miguel County Residents Test Positive for UK Variant

Summer on the horizon, diligence remains critical in protecting the community from variants

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

UK Variant Detected in Wastewater Analysis

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UK Variant Detected in Wastewater Analysis

Variant of concern accounts for 70% of COVID copies in recent sample

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

San Miguel County Approved for CDPHE 5-Star Program

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San Miguel County Approved for CDPHE 5-Star Program

Opportunity for increased capacity with demonstration of added protective measures, business applications open for bars and restaurants Monday, March 22

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

One Year in a Pandemic

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One Year in a Pandemic

San Miguel County’s Public Health Director and Chief Medical Officer reflect on the year behind and what’s to come

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcou...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Phase 1B.4 to Commence Friday, March 19

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Phase 1B.4 to Commence Friday, March 19

Residents 50 and older, frontline essential workforce, higher education, residents with one high risk condition

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco....

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

May 1 National Target for General Public Vaccine Eligibility

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May 1 National Target for General Public Vaccine Eligibility

Face coverings and continued precautions remain necessary, July 4 timeline for near-normal small gatherings

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@s...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Centers for Disease Control Release Protocol for Vaccinated Population

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Centers for Disease Control Release Protocol for Vaccinated Population

Five commitments still important for all, no matter vaccination status

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Colorado Phase 1B.3 Commences

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Colorado Phase 1B.3 Commences

500 Janssen single-dose vaccines arrive in San Miguel County, vaccine efficacy high

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Colorado to Receive Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

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Colorado to Receive Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Janssen, owned by Johnson & Johnson, approved for Emergency Use Authorization Saturday

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Phased Vaccine Distribution Expanded, Phases 1B.3 and 1B.4 Defined

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Phased Vaccine Distribution Expanded, Phases 1B.3 and 1B.4 Defined

Agriculture, grocery employees and residents 60 years of age and older eligible March 5

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcounty...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

San Miguel County to Move to Level Yellow Monday, March 1

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San Miguel County to Move to Level Yellow Monday, March 1

County bifurcation to end as data supports Level Orange Friday, Level Yellow Monday

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Data Continues to Inform Disease Trends

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Wastewater Treatment Data Continues to Inform Disease Trends

Recent sample detect variant though does not indicate a Variant of Concern

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Importance of Getting Tested while Access Expands - CDPHE mass testing events return

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Importance of Getting Tested while Access Expands

CDPHE mass testing events return to Norwood and Telluride

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consult...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and Vaccine Eligibility

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Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and Vaccine Eligibility

Federal government partners with pharmacies to increase access to vaccines

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Physical Distancing Slows the Spread of COVID-19

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Physical Distancing Slows the Spread of COVID-19

At least six feet of distance proven to protect transmission of virus through respiratory droplets and aerosolization

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@san...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

San Miguel County Bifurcation, East End Moves into Orange Extreme

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San Miguel County Bifurcation, East End Moves into Orange Extreme

East End, including Telluride, Mountain Village to move into Orange Extreme, low cases keep Norwood in Orange

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2021

Decrease in State Disease Prevalence and Hospitalization Rate Leads to Shift in State Dial Metrics

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Decrease in State Disease Prevalence and Hospitalization Rate Leads to Shift in State Dial Metrics – Dial 2.0

San Miguel County to remain in Level Orange due to sustained community spread

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Limiting Group Size Proves Effective in Containing COVID-19 Transmission

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Limiting Group Size Proves Effective in Containing COVID-19 Transmission

Group size, time spent indoors and interaction outside of household members increases risk

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

UK Variant Not Detected in San Miguel County Wastewater

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UK Variant Not Detected in San Miguel County Wastewater

Personal behavior change needed in the coming weeks

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Phased Vaccine Distribution Expanded, Phase 1B.2 and 1B.3 Defined

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Phased Vaccine Distribution Expanded, Phase 1B.2 and 1B.3 Defined

Educators, school staff and residents 65 years of age and older eligible February 8

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.go...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Staying Home with Symptoms More Important Than Ever

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Staying Home with Symptoms More Important Than Ever

Young, healthy population experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms of COVID-19

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

San Miguel County Sees Highest Single Day and Significant Community Spread

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San Miguel County Sees Highest Single Day and Significant Community Spread

Unstable infection rates continue as San Miguel County continues to experience high rates for COVID-19 incidence and positivity

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Curative Testing to be Reevaluated

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Curative Testing to be Reevaluated

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment deems Curative testing ineffective, alternatives to be presented

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Hand Washing Reduces COVID-19 and Flu Transmission

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Hand Washing Reduces COVID-19 and Flu Transmission

Frontline healthcare workers begin receiving second doses, Uncompahgre Medical Center approved for vaccine distribution

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Vaccine Equity a Statewide Priority

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Vaccine Equity a Statewide Priority

Frontline healthcare workers begin receiving second doses this week

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant,...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Face Coverings versus Vaccination, Data Shows Efficacy of Both

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Face Coverings versus Vaccination, Data Shows Efficacy of Both

The use of face coverings proves to be nearly as effective as vaccination, CDPHE testing returns

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelc...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

High Daily Positive Rates Return as Holiday Spike Arrives

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High Daily Positive Rates Return as Holiday Spike Arrives

Case numbers return to an alarmingly high level after the holidays, despite two weeks decline

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco....

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

COVID Vaccine Resources, Level Orange-High Risk Lodging

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COVID Vaccine Resources, Level Orange-High Risk Lodging

San Miguel County COVID page updated with vaccine information, lodging restrictions change

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

San Miguel County Partners with Region 10 for Small Business Relief

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San Miguel County Partners with Region 10 for Small Business Relief

New grant program opens three-week application period Friday

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1b: Residents 70 and Older to Receive Vaccines this Month

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COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1b: Residents 70 and Older to Receive Vaccines this Month

Online pre-registration for Phase 1b goes live as resident outreach begins

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcount...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2021

San Miguel County Distributes $3 million in State CARES Act Funds

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San Miguel County Distributes $3 million in State CARES Act Funds

87 local businesses receive grant awards, new grant program to launch next week

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases