March 28 Daily Briefing

SAN LUIS VALLEY - Two new positive COVID-19 test results were received in our area in the past 24 hours, one for a Mineral County resident, and another for a Rio Grande resident, bringing the total for Rio Grande County to three, and the total for the San Luis Valley to six. Those who would like to see the numbers so far for the San Luis Valley can go to


The State of Colorado is pushing out a warning today against using any alternative medications or chemicals to treat or prevent COVID-19, unless under the direction of a physician. Do not use chloroquine phosphate or anything a health care provider does not prescribe, as a COVID-19 remedy. It could kill you.

1.     Do not ingest aquarium-use products or any other chemicals that contain chloroquine phosphate. These chemicals are not intended for human consumption and can lead to serious health consequences, including death.

2.     Medications like chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate should be taken only when prescribed by and under the supervision of your healthcare provider and always according to the instructions provided.

3.     Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing any unexpected symptoms after taking chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine by contacting your healthcare provider or your poison center (1-800-222-1222).  


Please continue to follow local and state public health orders to stay at home. This can be a stressful time for many of our neighbors. Please be kind to one another. It is wonderful to see how our community members are finding creative ways to help one another within the bounds of current restrictions. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 719-589.3671 or call the crisis hotline 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to receive mental health crisis support.


SLV COVID general questions 9am-3pm: 719-480-8719 for English, or 719-315-5019 for Spanish.

CO HELP line 1-877-462-2911 (English and Spanish) for Colorado general information.

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