Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

SAN LUIS VALLEY - The SLV currently has 12 known active COVID-19 cases.

Alamosa: 4

Conejos: 2

Costilla: 4

Mineral: 0

Rio Grande: 0

Saguache: 2

See more data, here: slvemergency.org/slv-covid-19

The San Luis Valley region, like virtually all of Colorado, continues to operate with Safer at Home level COVID-19 precautions. Very few counties around the state have variances to Safer at Home in place.

In early August, prompted by communication from the federal COVID-19 task force, a Colorado stakeholder workgroup was given the task to define appropriate mitigation strategies that achieve the greatest public health impact with the least economic disruption. Rural public health agencies are represented on the workgroup by Alamosa County Public Health Director Della Vieira. The product of the group’s efforts is expected to be available in the next 2-3 weeks.

San Luis Valley public health agencies have been preparing to apply for  Protect Our Neighbor certification, developing a framework to include a mitigation plan and status monitoring system as required for certification. The final version of the San Luis Valley plan will be informed by the guidelines produced by the state stakeholder workgroup.

In addition to the planning requirements, certification for Protect Our Neighbor requires demonstration that COVID-19 levels are staying low in our community, so please continue to practice social distancing, cover your face when in public, and wash your hands frequently. During the past two weeks, our rates have been slightly out of the range to qualify for Protect Our Neighbor, but it appears that they may be moving back in the right direction again.

To pursue testing for COVID-19, or for medical questions, call:

Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990

SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-2511 ext. 9

Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 9 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)

For general (non-medical) SLV COVID-19 related questions: [email protected], 719-480-8719