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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 has tracked six non-resident cases [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Local Businesses, Workplaces, and Events to Self-Certify, Highlights Importance and Benefits of Disease Control for Employees and Customers

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds all businesses, workplaces, and events in La Plata County to complete the self-certification process required as per SJBPH’s public health order #SJBP-20-01, to demonstrate that they are meeting the state-required public health orders to control the spread of COVID-19. Businesses, workplaces and events in Archuleta County are encouraged to complete self-certification. To date, SJBPH has received 1,180 [...]


Successful San Juan Basin Public Health and Mercy Regional Testing Partnership Reaches 1,000-Test Milestone

A successful San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) COVID-19 testing partnership has reached a milestone of over 1,000 individuals tested. The drive-through site operated by MRMC in conjunction with SJBPH has tested over 1,051 people, as of June 20th. Testing continues to increase with an average of 75 tests per day. Community-wide coronavirus testing [...]


Southwest Colorado remains resilient during the coronavirus pandemic through the hard work of its residents

When crises present themselves whether through a fire, or flood, or as in the current COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of communities is tested. Just like communities worldwide, Southwest Colorado is experiencing the extreme challenges that the pandemic presents including the crushing burden of local economies shutting down, the harsh consequences of all of us staying at home for months on [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Advises Public Health Considerations for Wildfire Smoke During CoVID-19

As Southwest Colorado enters wildfire season while still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) advises the public to take measures to protect themselves from both the novel virus and wildfire smoke. Protecting oneself is especially critical for those who are susceptible to or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, those with compromised immune systems, and [...]