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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Who Is Eligible for Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?

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Who Is Eligible for Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?

Pfizer and Moderna authorized for immunocompromised individuals, Pfizer also authorized for 65 and older

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 18, 2021

Close Contacts of Known Positives Increase

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Close Contacts of Known Positives Increase

Public Health highlights layered protection to prevent COVID-19 spread

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

State Releases New Guidance for COVID Prevention in Schools

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State Releases New Guidance for COVID Prevention in Schools

Pediatric cases increased when school went back in session, CDPHE aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Outbreak

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Outbreak

Eight laboratory confirmed cases amongst infants and toddlers results in precautionary measures at local childcare facility

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces Protects Education and Economy

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Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces Protects Education and Economy

In-person education and keeping businesses open are the greatest goals in wearing masks

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Public Health Implements Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

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Public Health Implements Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

Precautionary measures implemented to curb observed increase in COVID incidence, positivity, and hospitalization rates

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

San Miguel County Mourns the Loss of Two Residents

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San Miguel County Mourns the Loss of Two Residents

COVID incidence, hospitalization and death rates increase as county discusses prevention

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

San Miguel County Public Health Continues to Analyze COVID Prevalence

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San Miguel County Public Health Continues to Analyze COVID Prevalence

Restrictions pending case trends, positivity, and incidence rates

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

FDA Approves Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

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FDA Approves Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

San Miguel County Public Health to continue vaccine clinics

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information Consultan...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Delta Variant Causes Severe Spike in Wastewater Data and Positivity Rate

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Delta Variant Causes Severe Spike in Wastewater Data and Positivity Rate

Proactive preventative measures strongly recommended for all

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Registration Open for Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

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Registration Open for Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

Public Health links live for additional vaccine dose after FDA authorization

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 14, 2021

FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

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FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

Public Health to Offer Clinics Next Week 

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

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Testing Remains Low, Is Key to Stopping the Spread of COVID

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Testing Remains Low, Is Key To Stopping the Spread of COVID

Delta variant dominates the county resulting in rapid spread of the virus throughout

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

COVID Cases Worldwide Surpass 200 Million Confirmed, World Health Organization Moves to Modify Vacci

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COVID Cases Worldwide Surpass 200 Million Confirmed, World Health Organization Moves to Modify Vaccine Distribution Efforts

As COVID surges due to Delta variant, responsibilities fall on vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

(August 2, 2021) – San Miguel County, CO --- August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), often celebrated as World Breastfeeding Month in our neck of the woods. WBW is an annual celebration of breastfeedin...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

New CDC guidance as Delta variant cases increase nationwide

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New CDC guidance as Delta variant cases increase nationwide

Masks now recommended indoors when in areas of substantial or high transmission

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

COVID-19 Spreads Rapidly, Increasing Call for Precautionary Measures

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COVID-19 Spreads Rapidly, Increasing Call for Precautionary Measures

Delta variant and slowing vaccine uptake lead to highest positivity and hospitalization rates since winter

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Colorado Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

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Colorado Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

Weld County mosquitoes indicate the virus is present and circulating throughout the state

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Second Domestic Cat in San Miguel County Tests Positive for the Plague

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Second Domestic Cat in San Miguel County Tests Positive for the Plague

Flea and rodent prevention imperative to protecting domestic animals

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

San Miguel County Ranked 6th in Healthiest Communities Rankings 2021

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San Miguel County Ranked 6th in Healthiest Communities Rankings 2021

U.S. News and World Report scores counties based on 10 categories that drive community health

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Domestic Cat in San Miguel County Tests Positive for the Plague

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Domestic Cat in San Miguel County Tests Positive for the Plague

Cases common in summer amongst domestic and wild animals, rare cases of transmission to humans

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Masks Remain a Useful Tool in Preventing COVID-19 Transmission

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Masks Remain a Useful Tool in Preventing COVID-19 Transmission

Immunocompromised, partially or unvaccinated, and others will continue to find masks useful

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

Food safety

According to the FDA, "The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s about 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospi...

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