Health-Updates

Vaccines in the valley

21,274 San Luis Valley residents have received the recommended number of vaccine doses. This is 45% of our total population, or 54% of those ages 12 and older. Vaccination is an important tool in preventing more cases of COVID. ... more

Vaccine questions addressed

Last Friday, a number of good questions about COVID-19 were posed on the opinion page of the Valley Courier. Here are answers from our local public health agencies to some of those questions.... more

 

Mental wellness program for health workers and educators

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will dedicate more than $920,000 in federal funding to bolster a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), Department of Psychiatry program that provides free mental wellness support for frontline health care providers and, later this year, educators and school staff. ... more

 

Wednesday coronavirus update

Saguache County confirmed their first COVID-19 related fatality today, bringing the total deaths in the SLV to three. Four more cases have been confirmed positive, bringing the total number for the SLV to 110. County case counts and other San Luis Valley data are updated weekdays at slvemergency.org/slv-covid-19.... more

 

Six more cases identified in SLV

Today there are two new cases for Alamosa County and four new cases for Saguache County, bringing the SLV total case number to 69. Twenty-one total cases have completed isolation. Numbers are updated weekdays on slvemergency.org/slv-covid-19/.... more

 

COVID-19 numbers swell in Alamosa

Today there has been a notable increase in our positive case numbers. Alamosa County Public Health Department is currently investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Colorado Mushroom Farm which has resulted in 11 new positive test results confirmed today.... more

 

I protect you, you protect me

What do Alaska and the San Luis Valley have in common? Both are beautiful locations that rely on tourism for their economies, both have cities that regularly compete for the “coldest spot in the nation”, and both are working hard to protect their residents and visitors from COVID-19.... more

 

Return to business but not business as usual

All over the State, businesses are anxious to re-open and begin serving customers again so they can make a living.... more

 

Tempering COVID-19 expectations

Over the past 7 days we have received news of 4 additional positive cases in the San Luis Valley. It is important to keep this in mind as we prepare to transition to the 'Safer at Home' phase of reopening.... more

 

SLV continues making strides against COVID-19

The community in the San Luis Valley has worked hard to flatten the curve, and the great sacrifices everyone has made are recognized. This affects your livelihoods, can have an impact on mental health and honestly, it is just not fun. SLV Emergency is proud of the valley’s citizens, and thanks them for being San Luis Valley strong. ... more

 

Social distancing seems to be paying dividends

So far in the San Luis Valley, two-hundred seven COVID-19 tests have been completed. Of those, there have been twenty-two confirmed cases of COVID-19, with two fatalities in Alamosa County.... more

 

SLV Emergency COVID-19 update

The SLV has been experiencing warmer temperatures, spring winds, and little precipitation.... more

 

SLV Emergency daily update

Friday brought no change to the valley’s COVID-19 numbers, a slight reprieve in the news.... more

 

SLV Emergency Daily Update

Today brought sad news of the first COVID-19 related fatality in the San Luis Valley, a resident of Alamosa County. Hearts go out to the family and friends who have been impacted. This sobering news comes as a reminder to all that this difficult journey has not yet reached its conclusion. ... more

 

Gov. Polis takes further action to address COVID-19

Gov. Polis signed Executive Orders today taking further action to address COVID-19 in Colorado.... more

 

Public Health recommends covering face

The Alamosa County Public Health Department is recommending covering one’s nose and mouth when leaving the home for essential travel, such as to the grocery store, doctor, or pharmacy.... more

 

COVID-19 Public health update

Yesterday we began our update with the reminder that this is not a vacation; it is a pandemic. We love visitors and we rely on tourism in the San Luis Valley, but we must now ask that visitors delay their plans to come to our area until after this pandemic crisis is over.... more

 

COVID-19 Public health update

We want to start today with a message from Governor Polis: “I’m going to say this again and again: This is not a vacation; it’s a pandemic. Stay home unless absolutely necessary. There are still an alarming number of people traveling to our mountain and rural communities, putting themselves and others at risk. Whether you’re a second homeowner or weekend warrior, please stay home.”... more

 

Public Health Update

As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, it is natural this time of year to start to experience “cabin fever” and the urge to venture outside and spend more time recreating away from home increases.... more

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis today provided an update to the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... more

 

Rio Grande County confirms another COVID-19 case

March 28, 2020, Rio Grande County has received notification of another positive case of COVID-19. The individual is a male in his 60s who lives in the northern part of the county.... more