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San Juan Basin Public Health Warns of Potential Scam

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is warning local businesses of a potential scam that references false infraction hearings related to violations of public health orders. The scam is in the form of a letter falsely representing SJBPH and refers to a case number and a hearing scheduled at the agency. Authentic notices of public health violations would be served [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health and Axis Health System Partner to Provide Free COVID-19 Community Testing in La Plata County

Axis Health System (Axis) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) are partnering to provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the La Plata Integrated Healthcare clinic which is located at 1970 E 3rd Avenue in Durango next to the Durango Public Library. Drive-through community testing will be available Wednesday’s from 10am-4pm by appointment only. Testing will start on Wednesday, June 10th [...]


More Coloradans Qualify for Health Insurance in Special Enrollment Period

Coloradans who have purchased health insurance coverage outside of the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace (commonly referred to as “off-Exchange” or “off-Marketplace”) and who recently experienced a reduction of income may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). To qualify, individuals must have: Been enrolled in an insurance plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage at least one day in [...]


Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As warming weather brings humans and animals in closer contact, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that there are simple steps that you can take to help prevent rabies, West Nile, Hantavirus, and other animal-borne diseases: Control the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around your home. Wear insect repellant and appropriate clothing when heading outdoors. Keep your pets [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Issues Public Health Order to Improve Infection Prevention at Recreation Businesses and Facilities, Short-Term Rentals, and Houses of Worship

Durango, Colo.: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to take strong actions to keep our community healthy. SJBPH’s actions and the community’s sacrifices have resulted in Archuleta and La Plata counties having some of the lowest COVID-19 case counts per capita in Colorado. To continue to control the spread as the [...]


Local Single Entry Point Program Transitions to Community Connections

Durango, Colo.: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Community Connections (CCI) are announcing an upcoming change to Single Entry Point (SEP) case management services in Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan counties. Effective July 1, 2020, CCI will serve as the SEP case management agency for these three counties and SJBPH will end SEP operations. SEP case management agencies coordinate [...]