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Posted on: March 17, 2020

County Coronavirus-Related Announcements

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Department of Public Health and Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


County Coronavirus-Related Announcements


CONTACT: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer, San Miguel County

          970-729-2028    susanl@sanmiguelsheriff.org


(March 17, 2020) -- San Miguel County, CO  The San Miguel County Department of Public Health and Environment continued to operate its Emergency Operations Center under the Board of Commissioners Declaration of Emergency. 

County public health officials have the following announcements:

Attention Small Business Owners:

The Small Business Owners Association today declared economic disaster assistance for San Miguel County as well as other counties in Colorado. Visit SBA.gov/disaster for more information. 

Attention all providers and clients of massage therapy, acupuncture, hair salons, spas, and related services:

San Miguel County Health Officials are strongly encouraging providers to wear full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) while performing services (see cdc.gov for more information) -- or cease operating for at least the next 30 days. Clients should not be visiting these service providers unless necessary. In these services, it is not possible to maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) and people can transmit the virus without knowing they are infected. You may be are risk of contracting or spreading the virus. 

Attention Potential Volunteers:

Volunteer services and outreach efforts are being coordinated via Tri-County Health Network. If you would like to volunteer your services and/or donate, email Tri-County Health Network at volunteer@tchnetwork.org.

We need medical service providers (may be retired) doctors, nurses, MAs, LPNs, behavioral health providers, people who can help run errands for those who may be homebound, and more.

For more information and to sign up for Coronavirus email alerts, go to sanmiguelcountyco.gov/coronavirus.


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To protect and preserve the health and environment by providing high-quality public health care services and environmental protection services to the people of San Miguel County.


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