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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 01/19/2021

Saguache County Offices are Open.
Masks are required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Appointments are recommended.
Click here for a full directory of all Saguache County Phone numbers and email contacts 


VACCINATIONS:

Saguache County Public Health is currently authorized to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to
high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 70 and above.

Residents age 70 and above, can call Saguache County Public Health at: 719-655-2533
or visit bit.ly/saguache-vaccine-reg to register online.

The Public Health Dept. offers the following services:

• Home and Community Based Services
• Regional and County Disaster Preparedness
• HCP for Children With Special Needs
• Nursing Services - Immunization and Vaccination Fees
• Prevention Services
• Communicable Disease Investigation and Information
• Public Health Educational Programs

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Colorado still the least obese state and No. 1 in physical activity

Mark Salley, Communications Director |303-692-2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 10, 2015

 

Colorado still the least obese state and No. 1 in physical activity

 

DENVER — Colorado is the eighth healthiest state according to United Health Foundation’s annual health rankings, released today. The index ranks Colorado as the least obese state, No. 1 in physicial activity and second lowest in diabetes prevalence.

Gov. John Hickelooper said, "It's no surprise that Colorado retained its No. 1 ranking as the least obese state in the nation. With our abundant year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, it’s natural that Coloradans also rank first in physical activity.”

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PUBLIC HEALTH VARIANCE REQUEST-SAFER AT HOME

MAY 15th 2020

This Public Health Safer-at-Home Plan is being issued to continue to limit the health impacts of COVID-19. This Plan implements measures to allow Limited re-opening of certain industries and businesses in Saguache County while maintaining sustainable levels of social distancing. This Plan continues social distancing requirements for all residents and Stay-at-Home requirements for vulnerable populations pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 017. This plan is effective within the entirety of Saguache Co1.U1ty, including all cities and towns within the County.

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Public Health - "Safer at Home" Guidelines

Dear Business Owners of Saguache County,

With this week’s statewide shift to “Safer-at-Home”, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to navigate this transition safely and successfully. We recognize the vital role that business plays in the health of our community. 

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Safer-at-Home executive order

Updated April 30th, 2020

Saguache County’s Public Health Order is in effect through April 26th.
On April 27, Saguache County will operate under the state's Safer-at-Home executive order and public health orders.

For the State of Colorado's updated orders: 

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UPDATE: SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community, Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.  In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues. In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.  

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Bat Tested Positive For Rabies

 

BAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES

SAGUACHE COUNTY – A bat found by a resident of Saguache County tested positive for rabies this week. Fortunately, the individual was able to contact local public health and have the animal tested before any persons were exposed to the deadly virus.   “We want to remind the public to protect themselves and their animals, and emphasize the importance of reporting animals that may have been exposed to a rabid animal or that may be showing signs of rabies, such as unusual behavior,” said Samantha Escobedo, SLV Regional Epidemiologist.

Read more: Bat Tested Positive For Rabies

COVID-19 Small Business Loan Information

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has assembled a helpful set of documents to assist small businesses in understanding the stimulus package offerings for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), as well as a loan support summary and explanation chart from Del Norte Bank here in the San Luis Valley.

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FOURTH AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

FOURTH AMENDED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO NON­RESIDENTS (INCLUDING NON-RESIDENT HOMEOWNERS) AND IMPOSING ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF SAGUACHE COUNTY.

THIS ORDER SUPERSEDES ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ISSUED BY SAGUACHE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH. EFFECTIVE APRIL 8th, 2020.

Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 25-1-506 and other applicable authority, this Order sets forth guidance and requirements for, as well as limitations on, group gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The purpose of these amendments is to amend and clarify the existing Order in response to inquiries received from elected officials and the public, and to expand protection for At Risk Persons (as defined in this Order). For the avoidance of doubt, this Order should be construed to eliminate all non-essential services or non-essential sales of goods, and should be construed in the light most favorable to preventing the community spread of COVID-19.

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of Colorado declared a state of Emergency related to the presence of COVID-19 in the State. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Colorado.

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