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San Juan Basin Public Health to Issue Public Health Order to Limit Spread of COVID-19

With State of Colorado Extending Mask Requirements, SJBPH to Issue Local Public Health Order to Keep Region Aligned with CDC Guidance Governor Polis announced today, April 2nd, that mask requirements will be extended for the state of Colorado through executive order. Masks are a proven and effective measure for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and San Juan Basin Public Health [...]


State of Colorado Announces General Population Vaccine Eligibility April 2nd

All Coloradans age 18+ will be eligible Friday with 16 and 17 year-olds eligible only for Pfizer -- SJBPH emphasizes limited vaccine availability and continuing public health protocols Governor Polis announced on March 29th that all Coloradans over 16 years of age will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, April 2nd. The announcement today by the State of [...]


Hundreds of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Answer the Call to Vaccinate Southwest Colorado

Volunteer Program Bolsters Local Pandemic and Emergency Response Efforts In a year where communities have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 650 volunteers have registered with the Southwest Colorado unit of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). MRCs are community-based units of both medically trained and non-medical volunteers. Under the MRC program, volunteers are organized and deployed to [...]


State of Colorado Launches New COVID-19 Dial 3.0

La Plata County Remains in Level Yellow, Archuleta County Remains in Level Blue Under Latest Version of COVID-19 Dial On Wednesday, March 24th, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released the latest update to Colorado’s COVID-19 dial framework: Dial 3.0. CDPHE expects that the new dial will remain in effect until mid-April. Under the new dial, Archuleta [...]


SJBPH’s Year Of Covid-19 Response

With the one-year mark of SJBPH’s emergency response to COVID-19 at hand, we are looking back over the course of the last 12 months to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on our region. The year has been unparalleled in terms of the challenges faced by our agency and the communities we serve. Repercussions from the COVID-19 virus have [...]


La Plata and Archuleta Counties Surpass 30% of General Population Receiving COVID Vaccine Entering New Eligibility Phase 1B.4

On Friday, March 19th, more Coloradans will be eligible for a COVID vaccine based on eligibility guidelines set by Governor Polis and the State of Colorado. Eligibility now includes Coloradans age 50 and older, people with high-risk conditions, and workers in food and restaurant services, manufacturing, the U.S. Postal Service, public transit and transportation, public health, human service workers, faith [...]