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. FDA Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

    (June 16, 2022) - Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend that the agency authorize the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines for children 6 months through 5 years of age. Read on...
  2. Cases Rise as Natural Immunity from Winter Omicron Surge Wanes

    (May 27, 2022) – After a record spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the county early in the year, residents have experienced a mild respite from high incidence rates and rapid spread due to immunity from infection and vaccination. Read on...
  3. CDC Approves Booster Dose for Children 5 and Older

    (May 20, 2022) – Yesterday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old five months after their initial vaccination series. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan