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SLV Public Health Update: May 5, 2020
Costilla County Public Health
Tuesday, May 05, 2020



The next few weeks of the Safer at Home phase will be critical to determine if we can sustain a manageable level of social interaction while keeping our local rate of COVID-19 cases low.  We need your help. Your actions during this time will determine the future of our economy as well as the health of our most vulnerable populations. Every single person is key. 


Personal responsibility is a large piece of Safer-at-Home. All individuals are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public. If you are age 65 or older, or if you have an underlying health condition, it is even more critical for you to continue to stay at home for your own protection. If you are fortunate to be healthy, be considerate of others and the risk you may pose to them if you turn out to be a carrier of the virus without even knowing it. That’s where face coverings come in. Covering your mouth and nose while you are out in public for essential activities protects those around you.


To honor Mental Health Awareness, San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group and others are offering free resources throughout the month of May. Today they featured a video describing EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - or “Tapping” to help neutralize general anxiety. Check out their Facebook page  for more resources, or call (719) 589-3671.


We would also like to take a moment to acknowledge Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8). Our school teachers are critical to a healthy community in their support to our youngest population. Colorado is trending #ThankaTeacherCO. See this link for more information:

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, contact one of the nurse call-lines listed below.