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Posted on: October 27, 2020

SMC COVID Update and Colorado’s New COVID Exposure Notifications

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SMC COVID Update and Colorado’s New COVID Exposure Notifications

Help stop the spread of COVID through anonymous phone-to-phone system enabling safe tracking and notifications

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

New Public Health Order, COVID-19 Update and Holiday Travel Precautions

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New Public Health Order, COVID-19 Update and Holiday Travel Precautions

Things to remember if essential travel takes you away from home this season

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Your Contact Budget - How to take advantage of the things you can control

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COVID-19 Update and Your Contact Budget

How to take advantage of the things you can control

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindseym@sa...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update, Flattening the Curve Leading Up to Holidays

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COVID-19 Update, Flattening the Curve Leading Up to Holidays

How to prepare for the holidays, limit travel and interact safely

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update, Free Community Flu Clinic and Trick or Treat: Pandemic Edition

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COVID-19 Update, Free Community Flu Clinic and Trick or Treat: Pandemic Edition 

How to celebrate Halloween safely

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol - What to expect when an outbreak occurs and how best to prepare

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COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol 

What to expect when an outbreak occurs and how best to prepare

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lin...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

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COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance 

What to learn from observations and a recent spike in traces of COVID-19

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Contact Tracing 101 - What to expect when you answer the call

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Contact Tracing 101

What to expect when you answer the call

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Lindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindseym@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

San Miguel County Ranked in the Top 10 Healthiest U.S. Communities

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San Miguel County Ranked in the Top 10 Healthiest U.S. Communities 

Economic Recovery Committee Meeting to Focus on Restaurants & Bars

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Public Health Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine - Flu Clinics Slated for Late October

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Public Health Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine 

Flu Clinics Slated for Late October 

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Public Health Stresses the Importance of COVID-19 Testing

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Public Health Stresses the Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Free Testing Available at the Mesa County Fairgrounds

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health Unveils COVID-19 Six-Month Report

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Public Health Unveils COVID-19 Six-Month Report

Lodging Capacity Increased to 75% Effective October 1

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Public Health Announces One New Case

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Public Health Announces One New Case 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Launches COVID Dial Framework

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Public Health Stresses the Importance of Staying Healthy This Fall

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Public Health Stresses the Importance of Staying Healthy This Fall

Flu Vaccines Strongly Recommended

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen COVID Community Forum Tonight - Join the Discussion on Zoom, Facebook Live and KOTO at 6 p.m.

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Teen COVID Community Forum Tonight 

Join the Discussion on Zoom, Facebook Live and KOTO at 6 p.m.

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Community Encouraged to Stay Safe over Labor Day Weekend

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Community Encouraged to Stay Safe over Labor Day Weekend 

Public Health Announces Zero Cases in Three Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

COVID Community Forum Focuses on Teens - Parents and Kids Can Join the Discussion on Sept. 8

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COVID Community Forum Focuses on Teens

Parents and Kids Can Join the Discussion on September 8 at 6 p.m. 

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

September 1st Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

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September 1st Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

August 28th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Three Days

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August 28th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Three Days

New Public Health Order Goes into Effect Saturday

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

August 25th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

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August 25th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Four Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

August 21st Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

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August 21st Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

Positive Individuals are Non-Residents from Neighboring Communities

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.g...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

August 18th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Five Days

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August 18th Update – Public Health Announces Zero New Cases in Five Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

August 14th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

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August 14th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2020

A Letter from Grace Franklin and Dr. Sharon Grundy: Back to School 101

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Back to School 101

August 12, 2020

It seems like years, but it was only a little more than five months ago when the state of Colorado documented its first case of COVID-19. Needless to say, it’s been a challenging journey for ...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

August 11th Update – Public Health Announces Four New Cases in Four Days

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August 11th Update – Public Health Announces Four New Cases in Four Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

August 7th Update – Public Health Announces Five New Cases in Three Days

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August 7th Update – Public Health Announces Five New Cases in Three Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, kieras@sanmiguelcou...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

August 4th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Four Days

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August 4th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Four Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

San Miguel County Announces COVID Community Forums

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San Miguel County Announces COVID Community Forums

Monthly Meetings Will Address Key Topics and Questions 

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

July 31st Update – Public Health Announces Three New Cases in Three Days

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July 31st Update – Public Health Announces Three New Cases in Three Days

Staying Vigilant is Key to Slowing the Spread

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

San Miguel County Launches New Coronavirus Microsite

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San Miguel County Launches New Coronavirus Microsite

Site Will Provide Easily Accessible Information to the Community  

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

July 28th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Four Days

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July 28th Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Four Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

July 24th Update – Public Health Announces Six New Cases in Three Days

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July 24th Update – Public Health Announces Six New Cases in Three Days

Encourages Keeping the Community Healthy Through Meaningful Communication 

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Together - A Letter From Grace Franklin

Department of Public Health and Environment

GRACE FRANKLIN, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Together 

July 23, 2020

I hope you are enjoying your summer in good health while continuing to adjust to our new normal.

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

July 21st Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

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July 21st Update – Public Health Announces Two New Cases in Three Days

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, kieras@sanmiguelcount...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

July 17th Update – Public Health Announces Nine New Cases in Four Days

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July 17th Update – Public Health Announces Nine New Cases in Four Days

Public Health Stresses the Importance of Following Best Practices

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Public Health Meets with Schools About Reopening Plans

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Public Health Meets with Schools About Reopening Plans 

In-School Learning with Robust Safety Measures a Priority 

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Governor Polis Issues Statewide Face Mask Order Effective July 17

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Governor Polis Issues Statewide Face Mask Order

Executive Order Goes into Effect July 17

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

July 14th Update – Public Health Announces 12 New Cases in Five Days

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July 14th Update – Public Health Announces 12 New Cases in Five Days

Officials Urge Community to Contain Recent Rise in Cases

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

July 10th Update – Public Health Announces Continued Increase in Cases

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July 10th Update – Public Health Announces Continued Increase in Cases

Lodging Capacity to Remain at 50%

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

State Announces Protect Our Neighbors Phase

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State Announces Protect Our Neighbors

County Launches Updated Dashboard and Moves to Semi-Weekly Caseload Updates

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Public Health Announces New Case Related to Previous Positive and Linked to Area Subcontractor

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Public Health Announces New Case Related to Previous Positive and Linked to Area Subcontractor 

County Moves to Biweekly Caseload Updates Through Dashboard and Announcements

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2020

July 4th Update – Public Health Announces Two New COVID-19 Cases

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July 4th Update – Public Health Announces Two New COVID-19 Cases 

(July 4, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases that are unrelated to previous cases. A 20 year-old male and a 43 year-old male both...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Public Health Announces Three New Positive Cases

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Public Health Announces Three New Positive Cases

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant, kieras@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

A Letter From Grace Franklin - Fourth of July Weekend

Department of Public Health and Environment

GRACE FRANKLIN, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

July 2, 2020

As we enter the holiday weekend, I wanted to take this opportunity to further explain our public health approach with summer in full swing. First, I know you will...

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Coronavirus Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Celebrating the 4th of July Safely in San Miguel County

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Celebrating the 4th of July Safely in San Miguel County

Alternative Activities with Best Practices in Place Highlight the Holiday Weekend  

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov...

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Coronavirus Press Releases