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. Increasing Ventilation and COVID Safety

    (June 10, 2021) Entering the second summer season of the COVID-19 pandemic, San Miguel County Public Health encourages businesses to increase ventilation indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  2. West End COVID Cases Increase Amidst Loosening Restrictions

    (June 3, 2021) San Miguel County Public Health has identified a recent surge in COVID positives in the county’s west end over the last two weeks. Since May 19, eighteen residents have tested positive for the virus, fifteen of whom reside in the West End. Read on...
  3. A Letter to The School Year’s Heroes

    (May 27, 2021) As we look back at the school year, there remains no doubt that COVID has affected those in education profoundly. We are grateful for the hard work of our students, staff and many more. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan