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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Domestic Cat Tests Positive for the Plague in San Miguel County

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Domestic Cat Tests Positive for the Plague in San Miguel County

Cases common in summer amongst domestic and wild animals, rare cases of transmission to humans

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Public Health News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Avian Influenza Infection Identified in Montrose County

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Avian Influenza Infection Identified in Montrose County

Investigation is underway; public health experts say the risk to the public is low

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Public Health Launches New COVID Resources

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Public Health Launches New COVID Resources

Resources targeted to help individuals and businesses navigate the new COVID landscape

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Publ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Public Health Enters New Phase of COVID Response

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Public Health Enters New Phase of COVID Response

Contact tracing scales back as focus shifts to monitoring and preparedness

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Inf...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Natural Immunity from Omicron Wave Likely to Begin Waning

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Natural Immunity from Omicron Wave Likely to Begin Waning

FDA and CDC approve second booster for adults 50 and older and immunocompromised people 12 and older

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public Health Reflects on Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Public Health Reflects on Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for testing and preparing to travel this spring

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information C...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Public Health Relaunches Childhood Immunization Programs

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Public Health Relaunches Childhood Immunization Programs

Monthly vaccination clinics to provide free access to childhood vaccinations

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 2, 2022

State and Federal Health Officials Move toward Routine Disease Management of COVID

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State and Federal Health Officials Move toward Routine Disease Management of COVID

Public Health opens survey to understand future needs and areas of improvement for COVID response

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 26, 2022

Colorado’s Next Chapter: Our Roadmap to Moving Forward

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Colorado’s Next Chapter: Our Roadmap to Moving Forward

CDC releases new COVID-19 Community Levels to help establish prevention steps

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Public Health Terminates Indoor Mask Requirement Midnight Tuesday, February 8

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Public Health Terminates Indoor Mask Requirement Midnight Tuesday, February 8

Key metrics improve prompting early end to indoor mask requirement

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

FDA Authorizes Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

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FDA Authorizes Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

Pfizer applies to FDA for a two-dose vaccine series for children under 5 years of age

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Guidelines for Effective Mask Use

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Guidelines for Effective Mask Use

CDC updates guidelines for mask selection and use to prevent transmission of COVID-19

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Informa...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Public Health Extends Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

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Public Health Extends Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

Omicron continues to surge throughout the state and county 

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

1 in 6 Coloradans Estimated to be Infected with Omicron

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1 in 6 Coloradans Estimated to be Infected with Omicron

Boosters remain imperative to limiting severity of symptoms and curbing continued transmission

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility

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FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility

Children 12-15, Pfizer booster after 5 months, and immunocompromised 5- to 11-year-olds among the authorized changes

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 31, 2021

A Look Back on 2021

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A Look Back on 2021

A Letter from Public Health Director Grace Franklin and County Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Grundy

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 28, 2021

SMCPH Updates Isolation and Quarantine Period to Align with CDC and CDPHE

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SMCPH Updates Isolation and Quarantine Period to Align with CDC and CDPHE

Public Health urges caution as public health advisory continues

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Omicron Identified as Dominant Variant in San Miguel County

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Omicron Identified as Dominant Variant in San Miguel County

Public Health urges caution as record COVID transmission rates continue

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Public Health Advisory: COVID-19 Surge in San Miguel County

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Public Health Advisory: COVID-19 Surge in San Miguel County

San Miguel County residents should take urgent action to prevent hospitalizations and deaths

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Risk Assessment and Preventative Measures Reduce Transmission

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Risk Assessment and Preventative Measures Reduce Transmission

Local caseload increases as hospital strain continues and omicron dominates the US

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Proactive Preventative Measures Protect from COVID

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Proactive Preventative Measures Protect from COVID

Two performances canceled after positive COVID test result

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information Consu...

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Guidance for Celebrating the Holidays Safely

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Guidance for Celebrating the Holidays Safely

Vaccines remain critical to protecting against all variants of COVID-19

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

CDC Expands Booster Eligibility to Include 16- and 17-year-olds

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CDC Expands Booster Eligibility to Include 16- and 17-year-olds

Two additional vaccine clinics to take place in San Miguel County in December

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Statewide Hospital Strain Continues to Affect Emergency Transfers

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Statewide Hospital Strain Continues to Affect Emergency Transfers

Crisis standards of care activation and amendment indicate the pandemic is worsening

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in Arapahoe County, Colorado

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Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in Arapahoe County, Colorado

At-home and free clinical testing opportunities have expanded

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Public Health Extends Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

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Public Health Extends Mask Requirement in Public Indoor Spaces

Sustained elevated plateau leading into winter months leads way for continued protective measures

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Thank You to Our Public Health Heroes

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Thank You to Our Public Health Heroes

A letter from Public Health Director Grace Franklin

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility to All 18 and Older

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FDA and CDC Expand Booster Eligibility to All 18 and Older

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are now available throughout the country for eligible population

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Public Health Guidance for a Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

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Public Health Guidance for a Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Protective measures remain important in reducing the spread of COVID-19

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Colorado Expands Booster Eligibility for All 18 and Older

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Colorado Expands Booster Eligibility for All 18 and Older

Governor Jared Polis signs executive order authorizing expanded eligibility for COVID boosters

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Best Practices for Staying Healthy Throughout the Winter

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Best Practices for Staying Healthy Throughout the Winter

Lifestyle contributes greatly to health and wellness

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

San Miguel County Public Health Expands Vaccination Opportunities

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San Miguel County Public Health Expands Vaccination Opportunities

Full series, booster, and pediatric doses of COVID vaccines available throughout November

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Public Health News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

FDA & CDC Authorize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

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FDA & CDC Authorize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

Vaccine clinic frequency to increase with additional focus on pediatric-specific clinics

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