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San Juan Basin Public Health, La Plata Integrated Health, Animas Surgical Hospital, and Others Partner to Launch New Community Testing Site for COVID-19 in La Plata County

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), Axis Health System’s La Plata Integrated Health (LPIH), Animas Surgical Hospital (ASH) , City of Durango, La Plata County, and La Plata County Sheriff’s office, are partnering to provide free diagnostic (PCR) COVID-19 testing three days a week at an in-town Durango location. Drive-through and walk-up testing will be [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:00:33-06:00August 3rd, 2020|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health, La Plata Integrated Health, Animas Surgical Hospital, and Others Partner to Launch New Community Testing Site for COVID-19 in La Plata County

Mercy Community Testing Site Reduces Hours, Tests

Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will reduce hours and number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests available at its free community testing site as of Monday, July 27th. New hours and days will be Monday through Thursday 8am to noon, and Saturday 8am to noon, limited to no more than 50 tests a day. Unfortunately, due to [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:20:43-06:00July 24th, 2020|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Mercy Community Testing Site Reduces Hours, Tests

Racial equity a foundational goal of public health

On May 25th, public attention shifted away from the COVID-19 pandemic when George Floyd was killed by a policeman kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes during an arrest. The recent killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and a video clip of a white woman falsely accusing a Black man of assaulting her [...]

By |2020-07-17T17:12:14-06:00July 17th, 2020|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Racial equity a foundational goal of public health

San Juan Basin Public Health Reports Continued Increase in Cases and Second Death of a Person with COVID-19

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is reporting a continued increase in COVID-19 cases today as well as La Plata County’s second death of a person with COVID-19. The person who died was an adult with underlying health conditions. Since June 25, SJBPH has confirmed 63 new cases of COVID-19 in La Plata County [...]

By |2020-07-17T12:42:35-06:00July 17th, 2020|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Reports Continued Increase in Cases and Second Death of a Person with COVID-19

San Juan Basin Public Health Now Reporting Non-Resident COVID-19 Cases on Data Dashboard

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is now reporting the number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified at local testing sites from non-residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties. The data can be found on SJBPH’s data dashboard and provides insight into the prevalence of non-resident COVID-19 transmission. Since June 1, SJBPH [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:12:46-06:00July 2nd, 2020|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Now Reporting Non-Resident COVID-19 Cases on Data Dashboard