News Flash

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

Lindsey Mills, Publi...

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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
Posted on: December 31, 2020

San Miguel County to Move to Level Orange – High Risk on Monday

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San Miguel County to Move to Level Orange – High Risk Monday

Measurement period for 14-day decline to deliver supporting data Saturday, January 2

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

First Week of Vaccine Administration Completed

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First Week of Vaccine Administration Completed

200 doses to arrive for week two distribution

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

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

First Moderna Vaccine Distributed in San Miguel County

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First Moderna Vaccine Distributed in San Miguel County 

200 vaccines to be distributed to frontline healthcare and emergency services by week’s end

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Home for the Holidays: Level Red remains, protocol proves effective as positive cases slow

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Home for the Holidays

Level Red remains, protocol proves effective as positive cases slow

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

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

A Letter to Our Community From the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health

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A Letter to Our Community

From the San Miguel County Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health

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: December 15, 2020

Second Vaccine Expecting Emergency Use Authorization This Week

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Second Vaccine Expecting Emergency Use Authorization This Week

Cases continue to rise in San Miguel County, FDA expected to approve Moderna within days

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

San Miguel County to Receive First Doses of Moderna Vaccine

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San Miguel County to Receive First Doses of Moderna Vaccine

The slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines begins to chip away at Phase I distribution

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

Lindsey...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Record Positivity Trends Continue, CDPHE Rapid Response Testing to Return

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Record Positivity Trends Continue, CDPHE Rapid Response Testing to Return

County seeing the effects of Thanksgiving holiday gatherings and travel exposure

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

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Coronavirus Press Releases
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

Lindsey Mill...

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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