Prevention and Health Promotion

The Department of Public Health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


San Miguel County's coronavirus information page contains information for residents, visitors and businesses, as well as local statistics, restrictions, and testing information.

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. Public Health Extends Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

    (January 20, 2021) – SMC Public Health has extended the county-wide public health order requiring masks in public indoor places. The requirement will be renewed before expiration Monday, January 31 and is now set to expire on Monday, February 28. Read on...
  2. 1 in 6 Coloradans Estimated to be Infected with Omicron

    (January 14, 2021) – San Miguel County Public Health has documented record positivity and incidence rates throughout the county since cases began to spike and the omicron variant was first detected in wastewater testing on December 20. Read on...
  3. FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility

    (January 6, 2021) – The Food and Drug Administration expanded eligibility for Pfizer boosters on Monday & shortened the timing of Pfizer’s booster doses from six months to five months. Children ages 12 to 15 are now authorized to receive a booster dose. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan