News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2020

New Center for Disease Control Guidelines for Quarantine

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New Center for Disease Control Guidelines for Quarantine

Quarantine timeline as short as 10 or 7 days, dependent on symptoms and testing

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Record Single Day COVID-19 Positivity and SARS-CoV-2 Copies in Wastewater

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Record Single Day COVID-19 Positivity and SARS-CoV-2 Copies in Wastewater

31 new cases reported to Public Health as wastewater detection of COVID-19 doubles

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID Vaccines, Vaccine Distribution Plan

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Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID Vaccines, Vaccine Distribution Plan

Public Health to host various discussions surrounding vaccines and phased distribution

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2020

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

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

Mobile testing unit comes online, free testing across the county weekly

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

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

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

Positive COVID cases spread without signs of slowing, urgent mitigation escalation enacted

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.7...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2020

A Unified Message to the Residents of San Miguel County

Monday, 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 plan...

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View the Letter as a PDF Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Regional Medical and Emergency Services Strained

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Regional Medical and Emergency Services Strained

COVID-19 continues to surge across the state creating ICU limitations and long-term threat

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

Lindsey M...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

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

Results from over a thousand COVID-19 tests returned, San Miguel County still at risk

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

COVID-19 Colorado Dial Update and Open Industry Forums

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COVID-19 Colorado Dial Update and Open Industry Forums

Colorado Adds Safer at Home Level Red to Dial Framework, Public Health hosts industry forums to discuss regulations

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

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

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

COVID cases and quarantine numbers continue to rise throughout San Miguel County

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Public Health Identifies Presumed Positive in Norwood School District

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Public Health Identifies Presumed Positive in Norwood School District, Telluride Middle-High School to Move to Remote Learning, Twelve Positive COVID-19 Cases in Single Day

As County moves to Safer at Home Level Orange, COVID cases con...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

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

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

Positive COVID cases spread without showing signs of slowing, urgent mitigation plan enacted

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Telluride School District COVID-19 Update

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Telluride School District COVID-19 Update

Learnings from Positive COVID Cases in the Telluride School District

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Cons...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2020

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

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COVID Case Update and Safer at Home - Concern

Flattening the Third Wave and Cold Weather Behavior

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, linds...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

COVID Update and How to Vote Safely

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COVID Update and How to Vote Safely

Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday while staying COVID safe at the polls

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Co...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

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

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

Importance of Best Practices Emphasized to Prevent Additional Cases

(October 29, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public Health has confirmed tw...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

SMC COVID Update and Colorado’s New COVID Exposure Notifications

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SMC COVID Update and Colorado’s New COVID Exposure Notifications

Help stop the spread of COVID through anonymous phone-to-phone system enabling safe tracking and notifications

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970....

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

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

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

Things to remember if essential travel takes you away from home this season

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

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

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COVID-19 Update and Your Contact Budget

How to take advantage of the things you can control

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindseym@sa...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

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

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

How to prepare for the holidays, limit travel and interact safely

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

Lindsey Mills, Public...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

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

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

How to celebrate Halloween safely

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Inf...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

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

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COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol 

What to expect when an outbreak occurs and how best to prepare

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lin...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

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COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance 

What to learn from observations and a recent spike in traces of COVID-19

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

Lindsey Mills, Public Information...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

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

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Contact Tracing 101

What to expect when you answer the call

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

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

(October 2, 2...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

San Miguel County Ranked in the Top 10 Healthiest U.S. Communities

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San Miguel County Ranked in the Top 10 Healthiest U.S. Communities 

Economic Recovery Committee Meeting to Focus on Restaurants & Bars

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Public Health Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine - Flu Clinics Slated for Late October

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Public Health Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine 

Flu Clinics Slated for Late October 

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, k...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Public Health Stresses the Importance of COVID-19 Testing

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Public Health Stresses the Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Free Testing Available at the Mesa County Fairgrounds

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Infor...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health Unveils COVID-19 Six-Month Report

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Public Health Unveils COVID-19 Six-Month Report

Lodging Capacity Increased to 75% Effective October 1

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, k...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Public Health Announces One New Case

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Public Health Announces One New Case 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Launches COVID Dial Framework

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

Kiera Skinner, Publ...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Public Health Stresses the Importance of Staying Healthy This Fall

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Public Health Stresses the Importance of Staying Healthy This Fall

Flu Vaccines Strongly Recommended

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, ki...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen COVID Community Forum Tonight - Join the Discussion on Zoom, Facebook Live and KOTO at 6 p.m.

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Teen COVID Community Forum Tonight 

Join the Discussion on Zoom, Facebook Live and KOTO at 6 p.m.

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Community Encouraged to Stay Safe over Labor Day Weekend

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Community Encouraged to Stay Safe over Labor Day Weekend 

Public Health Announces Zero Cases in Three Days

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

COVID Community Forum Focuses on Teens - Parents and Kids Can Join the Discussion on Sept. 8

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COVID Community Forum Focuses on Teens

Parents and Kids Can Join the Discussion on September 8 at 6 p.m. 

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

September 1st Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

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September 1st Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

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

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, kieras@sanmiguelc...

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Coronavirus Press Releases