Chaffee County Records 92 New Cases in Two Weeks [Covid-19 Update]

Chaffee County Public Health is reporting 43 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 7 days, 92 in the last 14 days, for a 2-week positivity rate of 5.46%.  

Chaffee County Public Health has launched their new online scheduler for Covid-19 vaccine clinics at chaffeecounty.rsvpify.com.   

Due to overwhelming demand for vaccine, the schedule is full until February 2nd.  This week, Public Health will release appointments beyond that date once they are confident enough supplies will be on hand.    

Those in Phase 1A and the beginning of Phase 1B, including those 70 plus, will be able to register.   

Over the next several weeks, Public Health will be vaccinating any healthcare worker or responder who falls within 1A and 1B and people 70 and older.   

The vaccine clinics are drive-through clinics and are held Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm.  The vaccine clinics are for Chaffee County residents only.   

Phase 2 is estimated to begin later this winter. Phase 3 will begin as early as spring.   

There are currently 189 known active cases of Covid-19 in the San Luis Valley including 6 in Saguache County and 98 in Alamosa County.   

Saguache County Public Health is now making appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations for county residents who are high and moderate risk health care workers, first responders, as well as county residents age 70 and older.  The vaccination clinic is in Crestone.  Call 719-655-2533.   

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 curative.com. 

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      

Dan R