Up-to-the-minute information on the spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico

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Where we are on Colorado's COVID dial

Huerfano County: ORANGE as of Jan. 4 — Las Animas County: ORANGE as of Jan. 4

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Where to go for vaccine

Local health launches online form; SPRHC hosts clinics

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Updates from public health organizations

Latest from the CDC, the CDPHE, and the NMDH

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Latest Public Health Order

From Las Animas-Huerfano Counties Department of health

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Colorado's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine rollout (Updated 12/30/2020):

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SOURCE:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Las Animas COVID-19 case counts soar; Huerfano cases fall to pre-surge levels; Local health sets up online vaccine registration; SPRHC to hold clinics

by Mark CraddockOUR WORLD — As COVID-19 case counts continue to soar in Las Animas County, largely on the back of an ongoing outbreak at the Trinidad Correctional Facility, Huerfano County’s statistics for the week have dropped to pre-surge levels. Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg has decommissioned the hospital rooms it set aside specifically

Peakview School under under COVID-19 quarantine, in-person learning suspended until Jan. 25

Walsenburg’s Peakview School will close at 3:30 p.m. today (Jan. 12) because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the school. School Superintendent Michael Moore said the school will conduct remote learning, quite possibly until Jan. 25. “Due to what is considered a school outbreak,” Moore wrote in a Tuesday-afternoon e-mail, “we have been required to close

Need a vaccine? Call the health department — director urges patience during ‘very disorganized’ rollout

by Mark CraddockLAS ANIMAS/ HUERFANO — For Las Animas and Huerfano County residents, especially those over age 70, seeking to receive the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the best advice is to call the local health department at (719) 738-2650 (Walsenburg) or (719) 846-2213 (Trinidad). Health department staff will either schedule eligible members of the public for a vaccine if

194 inmates, 13 staff: COVID-19 case counts soar in Trinidad Correctional Facility

by Mark CraddockMODEL — The Trinidad Correctional Facility, listed as an active COVID-19 outbreak site last month, has seen case counts explode since the New Year’s holiday weekend. Currently, 194 inmates and 13 staff members are listed as active COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. The facility has so far seen no virus-related