Public health announces four new Las Animas County cases, four in Huerfano County

(March 3, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and four new additional COVID-19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 327 with 15 active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 1013 with 23 active cases and 11 deaths.

The four cases in Las Animas County include individuals in their 20s ranging up to their 70s. The four cases in Huerfano County include juveniles and individuals ranging up to their 40s.
Public health nurses are continuing case investigations and are notifying those in close contact.

The health department will continue to vaccinate those who would like the vaccine in 1A: Highest-risk health care workers, Individuals in long-term care facility staff and residents. 1B.1: People ages 70+, Moderate-risk health, care workers, and first responders, Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients, EMS, Firefighters, Police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers and funeral services. 1B.2: People ages 65-69, PreK-12 educators, Childcare workers in licensed child care programs and Continuity of State Government.

Phase1B3 of the vaccine prioritization plan will start on March 5, 2021. The 1B3 prioritization will include agriculture and grocery store workers, Coloradans aged 60 and older, and Coloradans aged 16-59 with two or more comorbidities. We ask that you be patient and sign up or call to be put on the vaccine list.

For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine visit: coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated#providers

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- or call for an appointment at 719- 846-2213 in Las Animas County or 719-738-2650 Huerfano County.