Everyone knows people who have become ill with COVID-19 even after vaccination or previous infection, especially with Omicron, which continues to circulate with high transmissibility.
Symptoms of flu, colds, RSV, and COVID-19 can be very similar. If you are sick, stay home regardless of which illness you have.
This Thanksgiving, public health officials are grateful that they are not seeing the same levels of COVID related hospitalizations and fatalities that the 2021 holiday season brought.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, a little more than two months after receiving the omicron-specific booster shot.
If you are one of those people who sometimes waits until later in the season to get your annual flu shot, local public health authorities encourage you to get it earlier this year.
Infectious illnesses are on the rise in the San Luis Valley, and they have been causing some disruptions in childcare facilities and places of work.
Chaffee County Public Health has decided to sunset its local Covid-19 dashboard effective today.
COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates have remained stable in the San Luis Valley since early August, with 3 to 4 hospital admissions per week.
COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations have been low enough recently for the CDC to place all six counties in the San Luis Valley at COVID-19 level Low.
There have been several recent developments at Chaffee County Public Health. They now have the Bivalent COVID-19 Booster and Monkey Pox Vaccine.
Chaffee County Public Health continues to offer the Covid-19 vaccine, including the Moderna pediatric Covid-19 vaccine.
The Salida Early Childhood Center will be closed August 29 through September 1 as at least 15 staff members are on sick leave this week.