With the rise of the COVID-19 Omicron variant BA2.12.1, Chaffee County is experiencing a mini-surge in positive cases.
COVID-19 levels continue to rise in the San Luis Valley. In the past 7 days, 96 new cases were reported, up from 41 the prior week.
The Centers for Disease Control has approved a fourth dose of Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for people 50 and older and a fifth dose for individuals who are immunocompromised.
In this guest post, Chaffee County Public Health Director Andrea Carlstrom talks about National Public Health Week.
This week is National Public Health Week. Public Health agencies would like to gratefully and publicly acknowledge the hard work and dedication that public health staff have shown under incredibly difficult circumstances over the past two years.
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people 50 and older and a fifth dose for individuals who are immunocompromised.
Students of Salida High School will shift to remote learning on Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, 2022.
There are significant changes underway for our response to COVID-19 according to Greg Felt, Chairman of the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, and Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health.
Salida School District students will no longer be required to wear a mask on school buses.
Masking will no longer be required in county facilities effective immediately.
Chaffee County Public Health is only reporting 32 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 7 days. According to the CDC, Chaffee County has dropped to a 5.4% positivity rate.
Chaffee County, Colorado- Chaffee County Public Health has acquired a limited number of free iHealth COVID-19 over-the-counter antigen rapid tests to distribute throughout the county.