Alamosa County Public Health Department

Alamosa County Public Health Department The official page of Alamosa County Public Health Department in Alamosa, Colorado. For more information please visit www.alamosacounty.org.

Alamosa County Public Health Department provides Public Health, Home Health, and Options for Long Term Care services. This page is intended to serve as a means of communication with the public and to further the mission of the department. Alamosa County Public Health Department is part of the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership. http://slvphp.weebly.com/

Mission: Alamosa County Public Health Department is committed to providing skilled nursing, wellness education and coordination of services, in a caring and dignified manner, to anyone in our communities in need of health care resources.

Operating as usual

Alamosa County had 78 cases as of this morning (11/6/2020). Regional COVID information is transitioning to a new web pag...
11/07/2020

Alamosa County had 78 cases as of this morning (11/6/2020). Regional COVID information is transitioning to a new web page. Please follow SLV Public Health Partnership for future regional Facebook updates.

The SLV Public Health Partnership has a new page to share information on how we are doing with COVID. Please see the SLV COVID DIAL page. https://www.slvphp.com/slv-regional-covid-dial/ The Dial shows what our recent measures indicate about our risk level, and what our current official status is. Let us know what questions you have so we can make adjustments if needed next week. This is also where we will be posting our weekday data updates. Thank you!

Community testing event planned at ASU.
11/05/2020

Community testing event planned at ASU.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Adams State will host a FREE COVID-19 testing event for students, staff and faculty and for residents of the San Luis Valley on Nov. 20 and 21. Nasal swab tests will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register please visit https://www.adams.edu/safe-return/testing/ and use the appropriate pre-registration form. On-site registration will also be available on the days of testing. #ThisIsAdamsState #COVIDTests #MasksOn

For those who are interested, see the original post below.
11/03/2020

For those who are interested, see the original post below.

Protect Colorado and your community and join us in the movement to stop the spread of COVID-19. Visit addyourphone.com to find out how you can join the movement.

11/03/2020
San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group
11/02/2020

San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group

The San Luis Valley Behavioral Health is partnering with the Colorado State Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) in the Colorado Spirit CCP (Crisis Counselling Program). The Colorado Spirit CCP has 16 mental health and other community service providers with local CCP teams around the state. Providers will support geographic areas of Colorado and groups of people that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. CCP facilitates community-based outreach, counseling, and other mental health services to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters. SLVBHG’s CCP team will service the 6 county SLV region: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache.

Pictured above from left to right: Kaila Shaffer (Senior Care Specialist), Alyssa Gallegos (Team Leader), and Vanessa Thong (Crisis Counselor).
 
If you have any questions about our Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program, please call 719-580-7512

"My story is a warning for young people: You can still face long-term consequences and side effects even if you don’t ge...
10/28/2020
Young and carefree with no joy for food | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

"My story is a warning for young people: You can still face long-term consequences and side effects even if you don’t get severely sick with COVID-19. Please be safe and be smart. Continue to wear your masks, wash your hands, and avoid hanging out in big groups."

By Kenny N., Broomfield resident | October 26, 2020

San Luis Valley Health
10/27/2020

San Luis Valley Health

Carmelo Hernandez, MD, SLV Health Chief Medical Officer addresses the question of getting a flu shot during the coronavirus pandemic. “COVID-19, the common cold, and influenza are all caused by viruses. In contrast to the first two, influenza has a vaccine available. With the flu vaccine, we expect to prevent an infection with the influenza virus or minimize the effect to an individual. A common misconception about the flu vaccine is that it causes the disease. This is not the case. Everyone should try to get an influenza vaccination, or more commonly known as the flu shot.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the impact on our society has been dramatic with over 225,000 COVID-19 deaths across our country, Jan-Oct 27, 2020 (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker). Consider this number compared to influenza, which annually causes between 12,000-61,000 deaths (cdc.gov/flu/about/burden).

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead paint both inside and outside. When lead paint gets old, it can peel off and b...
10/26/2020
Test my home

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead paint both inside and outside. When lead paint gets old, it can peel off and become a hazard for kids who might eat paint chips or breathe in dust. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has free Leadcheck Kits to test some surfaces in your home. https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/lead-test-my-home #NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids

10/26/2020
Forwarded from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizati...
10/23/2020
Personal gatherings limited to ten people, no more than two households | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Forwarded from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, CDPHE today amended its public health order to limit personal gatherings. The revised order reduces the size of personal gatherings to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households.
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En respuesta a un alarmante aumento de las hospitalizaciones debido al COVID-19, el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) hoy modificó su orden de salud pública para limitar las reuniones personales. La orden revisada reduce el tamaño de las reuniones personales a no más de 10 personas de no más de dos viviendas separadas.

REMOTE, (Oct.

Risks & benefits of everyday activities | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
10/20/2020
Risks & benefits of everyday activities | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Risks & benefits of everyday activities | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Available languages (last updated 06/16/20): Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Soomaali | العربية | नेपाली We recognize some people have privileges and resources that allow them to choose how and when to interact in person, while others must work to provide the goods, services,...

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
10/13/2020

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

By getting their children all routine vaccinations, Colorado families can help make sure child care, schools, and other places where kids gather are safe – and that’s good for all families, especially in this tough time. Learn more about the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and find a provider near you.

San Luis Valley Health
10/08/2020

San Luis Valley Health

CDC
10/06/2020
CDC

CDC

Thank you, essential workers! Your work keeps our communities going, but it may put you at higher risk of being exposed to flu or COVID-19 if your job requires frequent public interactions. Protect yourself and your community from flu by getting a flu vaccine. The more people vaccinated; the more people protected: https://bit.ly/2GiEAwN.

City of Alamosa
10/02/2020

City of Alamosa

18th Annual National Take Back Day

Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Alamosa Police Department in conjunction with the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration will be supporting a National Drug Take-Back Initiative.

Locations: Walgreens Store, 1203 Main Street, Alamosa, Colorado
City Market, 131 Market Street, Alamosa, Colorado

This program is anonymous

09/30/2020
CDC

Remember, well-child checks are still important even during COVID-19! Talk to your primary care provider or contact your local public health department to talk about what vaccinations may be right for your child. #donotwaitvaccinate

Baby Jack’s parents are taking necessary precautions to keep him healthy. Vaccination is one of the best ways that parents can protect their children from 14 serious diseases. For everything you need to know about your baby’s vaccines and how to prepare for vaccine visits, visit https://bit.ly/31k9g7W.

CDC
09/29/2020

CDC

Wear a mask in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19 but be sure to wear it the right way. Position your mask so that it covers your nose and mouth. Do not wear on your chin or under your nose. If you’re not wearing your mask properly, virus particles can spread.

Learn more about the dos and don’ts of masking: https://bit.ly/30QOzQF.

It's that time of year again! Remember, the CDC recommends everybody age six months and older to receive an annual flu v...
09/25/2020

It's that time of year again! Remember, the CDC recommends everybody age six months and older to receive an annual flu vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider today or visit your local pharmacy to get YOUR flu shot this year. #DoNotWaitVaccinate

Alamosa County Public Health Nurses (left to right) Beverly Strnad, Ann-Marie DeHerrera and Kerrie Harris prepare flu va...
09/23/2020

Alamosa County Public Health Nurses (left to right) Beverly Strnad, Ann-Marie DeHerrera and Kerrie Harris prepare flu vaccine for administration during Alamosa’s commodities distribution at the Knights of Columbus earlier this week. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone over age 6 months receive a flu vaccine, ideally by the end of October. Public Health and others are working hard to make flu vaccine available in various settings in a manner that reduces risk of people being exposed to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Today, #bethe1to Help Them Connect to a support system! If you or someon...
09/17/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Today, #bethe1to Help Them Connect to a support system! If you or someone you know are struggling, reach out to the Lifeline today at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Today, remember to #BeThe1To Keep Them Safe! If you or a friend are stru...
09/15/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Today, remember to #BeThe1To Keep Them Safe! If you or a friend are struggling, please reach out to the lifeline today at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

#StopTheSpread
09/10/2020

#StopTheSpread

09/09/2020

Update: The Warming Shelter at the Ortega Middle School in Alamosa is only open until 4pm this afternoon. At that time, it will move to the Methodist Church on Mullins Ave. If you are still without power or need a place to warm up, drive safe and come to the shelter if needed. #staywarmalamosa

09/09/2020

A warming shelter has been established at the Ortega Middle School in Alamosa for those who are out of power or who need a place to stay warm! Drive safe and come to the shelter if needed. #StayWarmAlamosa

September is National Preparedness Month. With the cold weather coming up, now is the time to make sure you and your fam...
09/08/2020
Snowstorms & Extreme Cold | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month. With the cold weather coming up, now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared! Visit https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather to find out how to prepare today!

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can: Last a few hours or several days; Knock out h...

CDC
09/04/2020

CDC

Always remember the 3 W’s when you are in a community setting! Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart from others who do not live in your household). These three habits can help you protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Learn more about steps you can take to help protect your family and friends: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p.

Remember this Labor Day to practice basic COVID-19 precautions including limiting the size of gatherings, wearing masks,...
09/04/2020

Remember this Labor Day to practice basic COVID-19 precautions including limiting the size of gatherings, wearing masks, washing your hands frequently, and practicing physical distancing by staying six feet away from others! Do your part and help us prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases after Labor Day!

Colorado has made great progress against the spread of COVID,  but after the 4th of July, cases of COVID-19 went up – pr...
09/03/2020
State provides tips for enjoying a safe Labor Day weekend, thanks essential workers | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Colorado has made great progress against the spread of COVID, but after the 4th of July, cases of COVID-19 went up – proof that COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday. We all share the responsibility for protecting the workers we interact with, our loved ones, and higher-risk populations. While celebrating, Coloradans should:
▪️Wear a face-covering when around others.
▪️Gather only in small groups (10 people or fewer), preferably outside.
▪️Maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
▪️Avoid risky activities that could lead to COVID-19 exposures or physical injuries.
▪️Follow all local COVID-19 guidelines and fire restrictions.

REMOTE, Sept. 2, 2020 -- As Coloradans get ready to celebrate the Labor Day weekend, state officials ask everyone to continue acting responsibly to limit the spread of COVID-19, especially to thank, protect, and respect the essential workers who are keeping Colorado running.

#BeThe1To Remember, September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Find out more at BeThe1To.com!
09/03/2020

#BeThe1To Remember, September is National Suicide Prevention Month! Find out more at BeThe1To.com!

#StopTheSpread
09/02/2020

#StopTheSpread

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! If you are struggling, reach out to the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255...
09/01/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! If you are struggling, reach out to the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) today!

08/31/2020
CDC

CDC

Wear a mask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. When selecting a mask, you have many choices. Avoid masks that are made of materials that make it too hard to breathe. Also avoid masks with valves or vents that allow virus particles to escape and masks that should be saved for healthcare workers. Wear cloth masks with two or more layers to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Learn more about the do’s and don’ts of masking: https://bit.ly/30QOzQF.

CDC
08/31/2020

CDC

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but there are some key differences between the two. For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies. Learn more about the differences in COVID-19 and seasonal allergies, and ways to protect your health: https://bit.ly/3j8vLUL.

#MaskOnSLV
08/27/2020

#MaskOnSLV

Address

8900 Independence Way
Alamosa, CO
81101

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(719) 589-6639

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