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. Close Contacts of Known Positives Increase

    (September 18, 2021) - San Miguel County Public Health continues to use contact tracing information to better understand transmission of COVID-19 throughout the county through tactics such as contact tracing. Read on...
  2. State Releases New Guidance for COVID Prevention in Schools

    (September 14, 2021) – On Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) updated COVID-19 guidance for schools. Read on...
  3. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Outbreak

    (September 9, 2021) – Public Health has identified eight related cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) among six infants and two toddlers in the last week. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan