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. 5-Star Certification Program Continues This Summer

    (May 13, 2021) San Miguel County launched the state’s 5-Star Certification Program in March. 5-Star certified businesses have proven their robust COVID safety measures ... to create the safest environment possible for their staff and patrons. Read on...
  2. FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for Ages 12 and Older

    (May 12, 2021) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old. Read on...
  3. Vaccine Pre-registration Open for Residents Ages 12 and Older

    (May 7, 2021) San Miguel County has opened pre-registration for those interested in the Pfizer vaccine for their children ages 12 and older ( Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan