Public health announces 15 additional cases in Las Animas County, one additional case in Herfano

(Feb. 19, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and one new case in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 313 with seven active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 993 with 42 active cases and 11 deaths.

The 15 cases in Las Animas County includes juveniles and individuals ranging up to their 50s. The one case in Huerfano County includes an individual in their 80s.

Public health nurses are continuing case investigations and are notifying those in close contact.

Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department is currently working to complete Phases 1A 1B.1 and 1B.2 of the COVID-19 vaccination process as outlined by the State of Colorado.

If you know anyone that is 65 and over that has not received a COVID-19 vaccine, please help them reach out to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Anyone interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine through the health department in either Las Animas or Huerfano Counties can sign up with the Vaccine Registration Form Online https://la-h- health.colorado.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine or call for an appointment at 719- 846-2213 in Las Animas County or 719-738-2650 Huerfano County.

Until the vaccine is widely available, it is important that everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, continue to follow prevention measures to slow the spread of the virus—wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, and stay home when you are sick.

Free drive-thru testing sites

FREE COVID-19 Drive Thru Community Testing will be available next week in both Huerfano and Las Animas Counties.

Huerfano County: February 22nd and 23rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Train Depot)
Las Animas County: February 24th, 25th and 26 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (Las Animas County Justice Center)

More information can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/la-h-health or
at https://covid19.colorado.gov/. You can also find information on Facebook at Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department.