County COVID-19 Information
Informational Tabs (click on them to expand)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Public Health Orders
- Public Health Phases
- Antibody Blood Test Info
- Posters for Public Use
- Contact Us
- Are lodging operators allowed to accept reservations under the Public Health order during the month of May? What about June and beyond?
- Are contractors currently working on projects in San Miguel County required to submit a form for all projects currently in progress?
- If I am working at more than one site, as in the case of a landscaping company servicing multiple properties, do I need to fill out a new form for each property?
State of Colorado Safer at Home Order
Governor Polis’ “Stay at Home” order is now in effect until May 26th. This is very similar to our county’s “Safer at Home” order, however, SMC’s Public Health order is more restrictive with specific provisions for San Miguel County. Residents should follow our County’s order, which will ensure compliance with the state order, while it is in place. The county’s order is set to expire May 31, 2020.
County Public Health Orders
- First Amendment to Public Health Order 2020-05 (PDF) (Effective May 15 -May 31, 2020)
- Public Health Order 2020-05 (PDF) (Currently in effect with one amendment)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix A Critical and Non-Critical Retail (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix B Field Services (PDF) (Please see amendment for changes)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix C Non-Critical Office-Based Business (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix D Personal Services (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix E Limited Healthcare Settings (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix F Critical Businesses (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix G Exemption Requests (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix H County Phased Approach for Recovery (PDF)
- PHO 20-05 Appendix I Symptom Tracker Template (PDF)
- Local Disaster Emergency Declaration Extension April 30, 2020 (PDF)
What does the Public Health Order in effect mean for me?
Please refer to the appendices above for specific industries.
- Safer at home means people are no longer ordered to stay home but strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
- Wear a face mask when in public
- Practice physical distancing (at least 6ft apart)
- Limit non-essential travel and recreate within your community
- Please take high-touch surfaces into consideration when recreating, and bring hand-sanitizer with you.
- Limit interactions with people outside of your household
- Limit gatherings to no more than 10 people
- Stay home when sick
New Public Health Orders will open (with restrictions):
- Non-critical businesses
- Retail stores
- Limited healthcare services (such as physical therapy, acupuncture, and dental offices)
- “Personal services” (such as hair salons, personal trainers)
- Real estate: most operations, except “open houses” may resume
- Local and personal recreation with limited travel (within your community)
- Babysitting services with no more than 4 children in any group
- Restaurants and bars may continue take-out and curbside service (no dining inside or outside is permitted)
- Beginning Monday, May 4th: office-based businesses may operate with 50% of its staff at the workplaces.
Under the new orders, the following remain closed (or not allowed):
- Childcare facilities
- Short-term lodging
- No visitors allowed in county (non-resident homeowners allowed with compliance to 14 day quarantine order upon arrival)
- K-12 school buildings
- More information to come regarding graduation and summer camps
Final cumulative blood test results from Round One of testing.
Antibody Blood Test Statistics and Demographics
Antibody Blood Test Schedule
Second-round testing has been delayed. However, San Miguel County and UBI are still committed to processing tests and initiating the second round of tests. Details will be released as they become available.
Negative Test Results
We have compiled two spreadsheets of all of the sample numbers that came back negative - one for those who filled out the registration form in English, and one for those who filled out the registration form in Spanish. These spreadsheets are searchable using ctrl + f, and your sample number was on your blood draw paperwork. Please DO NOT call the hotline asking for your sample number. Our staff does NOT have access to that information.
Hemos compilado dos hojas de cálculo de todos los números de muestra que resultaron negativos: uno para los que completaron el formulario de registro en inglés y otro para los que completaron el formulario de registro en español. Estas hojas de cálculo se pueden buscar usando ctrl + f, y su número de muestra estaba en su papeleo de extracción de sangre. NO llame a la línea directa para solicitar su número de muestra. Nuestro personal NO tiene acceso a esa información.
These posters are available for public use - please download, print, and display in your place of business. Also, see the DIY Face Covering Instructions from the CDC (PDF) and the CDC Stop the Spread of Germs poster (PDF).
**For best results, please DOWNLOAD the poster first before printing. Printing directly from the web-browser preview may result in incorrect sizes**
State of Colorado
Finding More Information
|A Letter from Grace Franklin: COVID and Summer Safety|
(May 20, 2020) School is out, and summer is right around the corner. But COVID-19 is still around, and it loves to “hitchhike.” So how does that look for Memorial Day barbeques, camping trips, hiking, biking and basically enjoying your summer while still protecting yourself and your loved ones?You can and should do all of these activities, just make some modifications for best practices during this pandemic. Read On...Public Health Announces Loosening Restrictions
(May 12, 2020) Public Health Officials announced plans to continue to align with the State’s orders at a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners today. Read On...
Update - Two More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed
(May 11, 2020) Public Health is confirming two new COVID-19 cases in the County from lab results received over the weekend: a 36 year-old female and a 38 year-old male tested positive for the virus bringing the total number of cases to twenty-two.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY: 22 - COLORADO: 23,487
(as of May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM)
COVID-19 BLOOD ANTIBODY TEST RESULTS
(as of May 4, 2020)
- 5,455 blood antibody tests have been processed
- 29 positive
- 79 borderline
- 5,347 negative
- A positive result on the first blood test means that an individual has been exposed to COVID-19 (and may or may not have ever experienced symptoms).
- A borderline result on the first test indicates that the result produced a “high-signal flash” which is not enough to produce a positive result. It means that the individual may have been recently exposed to COVID-19 and may be in the early stage of producing antibodies.
- A negative result on the first blood test means that an individual either has not been exposed to COVID-19 –OR— the person is in the window of having recently been exposed and has not yet developed antibodies that would make the test result be positive.