Chaffee County COVID Positivity Rate Drops to 5.65%

Chaffee County Public Health is reporting 24 new Covid-19 cases in the last 7 days, 75 in the last 14 days, for a 2-week positivity rate of 5.65 percent. 

Chaffee County had been at an all-time high of 8.94% on December 22nd.

There are currently 192 known active cases of Covid-19 in the San Luis Valley, including 10 in Saguache County and 113 in Alamosa County.   

The Fremont County Health Department has reported 293 cases of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.    

All Saguache County Government buildings are closed through January 5th due to Covid-19.   

Saguache County Social Services, Administration, Land Use, Public Health, and the Courthouse are all closed to the public.     

Saguache County will continue to provide services over the phone.     

Covid-19 testing continues in Chaffee County.  

For those looking to receive a Covid-19 test in the north end of the county, Valley-Wide Health Systems is offering testing Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.     

Valley-Wide will bill your health insurance.  However, if you are uninsured, the test is free.     

To register for a test in BV through Valley-Wide, call 719-395-8610, and choose the option to speak with a nurse.     

Testing in Salida remains Monday through Friday at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.  Appointments for testing in Salida are now being make online.  Make an appointment the day before testing is held by going to     

Chaffee County Public Health has launched “Chaffee’s Got HEART.”  County residents are encouraged to take the pledge to follow the 5 commitments to containment:               

  • Hang at home if sick.                   
  • Excel at hand washing.                   
  • Always wear a mask in public.                   
  • Respect social distancing.                    
  • Test if you have symptoms.         
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