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Public Health Update: January 4, 2021
Public Health Update: January 4, 2021
Costilla County Public Health
Monday, January 04, 2021

SAN LUIS VALLEY -  Alamosa County and Costilla County move from Level Red to Level Orange on the COVID-19 Dial today, Monday January 4th. 

 

There are currently 181 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley. 

Alamosa County - 119

Conejos County - 23

Costilla County - 3

Mineral County - 3

Rio Grande County - 27

Saguache County - 6

 

Vaccinations to fight COVID-19 illness are still in limited supply. We are currently authorized to provide vaccinations to those in the Colorado Phase 1A and those “above the dotted line” in Phase 1B. (See attached document.) This includes high- and moderate-risk health care workers and first responders, as well as individuals age 70 and above. Those in long term care facilities are scheduled to receive vaccinations in January as well. Please continue to wear a mask and avoid gatherings, as it will take time for vaccinations to be made available to all who wish to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are intended to prevent COVID-19 illness, but it is untested how well the vaccines may prevent the virus from spreading from one person to another. 

 

Those in long term care facilities are scheduled to receive vaccinations in January as well. Please continue to wear a mask and avoid gatherings, as it will take time for vaccinations to be made available to all who wish to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are intended to prevent COVID-19 illness, but it is untested how well the vaccines may prevent the virus from spreading from one person to another. 

RESOURCES

Support local businesses. Get more information at https://slvsupportlocal.com/ 

 

To pursue testing for COVID-19 through our regular testing providers, or for medical questions, call;

  • Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990

  • SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9 

  • Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 4 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)

 

The Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) offers community-based crisis counseling, help with disaster coping strategies, education, and more. Get information at https://www.slvbhg.org/services-and-programs/coloradospirit/ or call 719-587-5673. 

 

For general (non-medical) SLV COVID-19 related questions: slvepr@alamosacounty.org, 719-480-8719