SAN LUIS VALLEY– The San Luis Valley has seen a surge in COVID-19 instances following a short lived leveling that was famous every week in the past. CDC presently lists Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral, and Rio Grande counties at High group stage. Costilla and Saguache counties are at stage Medium. There have been 197 new instances reported prior to now week within the SLV. Our check positivity fee has climbed to just about 10%. Hospitalizations have additionally elevated, now averaging about one new COVID-19 admission each two days within the San Luis Valley. Local information is up to date weekly at www.slvphp.com.
Be conscious and observe prevention measures. Individuals are suggested to put on a masks in public, keep updated with vaccines, keep away from crowds, and wash palms continuously. Follow CDC suggestions for isolation and quarantine, together with getting examined in case you are uncovered to COVID-19 or have signs of COVID-19.
CDC now recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everybody ages 6 months and older. This is welcome information for a lot of mother and father who’ve been anxious to vaccinate their younger youngsters. Parents, test together with your healthcare supplier in case you have questions or issues about vaccines for kids.
If you might be over age 50 or have underlying circumstances, it’s particularly necessary to get your second booster. If you aren’t positive if it’s time to your subsequent shot, you need to use the calculator at https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-calculator. Although there are cases the place absolutely vaccinated and boosted individuals nonetheless get COVID, the chance of extreme sickness and hospitalization are decreased. No vaccine is 100% efficient at stopping sickness, so don’t let the potential for getting breakthrough sickness dissuade you from getting vaccinated and boosted.
Colorado is transitioning from state-supported group testing websites to a stronger emphasis on testing by means of healthcare suppliers, speedy checks and residential testing. Public well being and healthcare companions within the SLV are assembly with each other and with state officers to strategize how one can make checks accessible to everybody who wants them in our area. More info on this will probably be coming quickly.
Vaccinations can be found by means of healthcare suppliers, pharmacies, and cellular clinics. Upcoming state-led cellular vaccine clinics are scheduled as follows:
- Thursday 6/23/22, 10am-6pm at Safeway in Alamosa
- Friday 6/24/2022, 10am-6pm at Simple Foods in Del Norte
- Saturday 6/25/2022, 10am-6pm at Antonito Together Community Yard Sale, sixth and Spruce in Antonito
- Sunday 6/26/2022, 10am-6pm at Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant in South Fork
- Monday 6/27/2022, 10am-6pm at Veterans Coalition of the SLV, 226 sixth St in Alamosa
- Tuesday 6/28/2022 10am-6pm at Mineral County Public Health in Creede