Mobile vaccination sites continue across Colorado in first week of Hispanic Heritage Month

Mobile and pop-up vaccination clinics from September 18-24

STATEWIDE, (Sept. 17, 2021) — The state of Colorado continues its statewide vaccination campaign with mobile and pop-up clinics, including hosting multiple events in communities to coincide with the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month. All clinics can accommodate those seeking a first or second vaccine dose as well as moderately and severely immunocompromised people who are recommended to receive an additional vaccine dose

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The month highlights the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our community’s contributions in culture and history and to reaffirm our shared commitment to one other,” said Vanessa Bernal, Spanish Language Spokesperson, CDPHE. “Getting vaccinated is the best thing we can do to help protect ourselves, our families, and our communities so we can safely return to the lives we love.”

“El Mes de la Herencia Hispana es la oportunidad para celebrar las contribuciones de nuestra comunidad en materia de cultura e historia, así como para reafirmar nuestro compromiso mutuo,” dijo Vanessa Bernal, Portavoz en Español de CDPHE. “Vacunarse es lo mejor que podemos hacer para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades; de esa manera podremos volver a realizar las actividades que tanto extrañamos”.

The list below includes vaccine clinics from September 18-24.

Tuesday, September 21

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Glenwood Springs

1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

2:30-4:15 p.m.

Vaccine type: Pfizer

Wednesday, September 22

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Carbondale

690 Colorado Ave., Carbondale, CO 81623

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Vaccine type: Pfizer

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

View additional locations statewide

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

Mobile vaccination sites continue across Colorado in first week of Hispanic Heritage Month

CDOT: Traffic impacts Glenwood Canyon, Sept. 20-24

Glenwood Canyon 2021 Emergency Project
Mile Point (MP) 123.5 Blue Gulch

Concrete Box Culvert outlet clean up at MP 123.5.

Progress this week

Crews continue debris removal and clearing debris from the damaged Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch. Repair work was completed on the inlet of the CBC.

The Lawrence Construction team is drilling locations for shoring towers. The shoring will secure the damaged infrastructure so repairs can begin on the eastbound retaining wall.

Xcel Energy has completed the necessary repairs to their damaged assets in the canyon. The project team is working closely on coordination with the Colorado Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on the river recovery efforts.


Rainy weather may cause additional material flows and I-70 closures in Glenwood Canyon in the coming months. Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Anticipated Traffic Impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. The eastbound single lane closure is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and the westbound single lane closure is .5 miles long. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon. 

Concrete Box Culvert inlet repairs at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch.

Stay Informed and Connect with the Project

Project information is available at: 

CDOT: Traffic impacts Glenwood Canyon, Sept. 20-24

Small Business Administration disaster declaration due to Glenwood Canyon closures

Small Business Administration

A Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration was declared on September 16, 2021 for businesses in Garfield, Eagle, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties. These counties eligible to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program with SBA as a result of landslides and associated closures of Glenwood Canyon.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
Applications are open.

The EIDL program provides small businesses and non-profits with low-interest loans that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing due to COVID-19. Small businesses that received a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan won’t have to start making payments on the loan until 2022.

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Closure of Interstate 70 Caused by Flooding, Mudslides and Rockslides

Virtual Recovery Center to Open Friday, Sept. 17

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – TheU.S. Small Business Administration is offeringlow-interestfederal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the closure of Interstate 70 which was caused by flooding, mudslides and rockslides that occurred July 29 – Aug. 2, 2021, SBA’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Jared Polis on Sept. 13, 2021.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties in Colorado; and Grand and Uintah counties in Utah.

“SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Colorado small businesses impacted by the flooding, mudslides and rockslides resulting in the closure of Interstate 70,” said Administrator Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federal disaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses and communities recover and rebuild.”

In consideration of the public health concerns due to the Coronavirus pandemic, beginning Friday, Sept. 17, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center

Monday – Friday (5 days/week)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time

FOCWAssistance@sba.gov

(800) 659-2955

“Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

“These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Garfield added.

Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 2.855 percent for small businesses and 2 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years and are restricted to small businesses without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

The Grand Junction Small Business Development Center is offering free, personalized counseling to help affected businesses in their recovery. Businesses may contact the center by emailing frontdesk@gjincubator.org, by calling (970) 243-5242, or by visiting the SBDC office at 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, CO  81503, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to call first for an appointment. Businesses may also contact the Northwest Small Business Development Center at info@northwestsbdc.org.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard?of?hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for economic injury is June 16, 2022.

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 SBA Ofrece Asistencia de Desastre a los Pequeños Negocios de Colorado Impactados Económicamente por el Cierre de la Autopista Interestatal 70 Causado por Inundaciones, Deslizamientos de Tierra y Deslizamientos de Rocas

Se Abre el Centro de Recuperación Virtual el Viernes, 17 de Septiembre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – La Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA) ofrece préstamos federales de desastre a bajos intereses para proporcionar capital de trabajo a los pequeños negocios impactados económicamente por el cierre de la Autopista Interestatal 70 que fue causado por inundaciones, deslizamientos de tierra y deslizamientos de rocas que ocurrieron del 29 de Julio al 2 de Agosto de 2021, anunció hoy la Administradora Isabella Casillas Guzman. SBA decidió bajo su propia autoridad declarar un desastre después de recibir la solicitud del Gobernador Jared Polis el 13 de Septiembre de 2021.

Esta declaración de desastre pone a la disponibilidad la asistencia de SBA en los condados de Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco y Routt en el estado de Colorado; y los condados de Grand y Uintah en el estado de Utah.

“El equipo impulsado por la misión de SBA está listo para ayudar a los negocios pequeños de Colorado impactados por las inundaciones, deslizamientos de tierra y deslizamientos de rocas que resultaron en el cierre de la Interestatal 70,” dijo la Administradora Guzman. “Estamos comprometidos a proporcionar préstamos de desastre federales lo más rápido y eficientemente, con un enfoque centrado en el cliente para ayudar a los negocios y las comunidades recuperarse y reconstruir.”

En consideración a los problemas de salud pública debido al pandémico Coronavirus, el Viernes, 17 de Septiembre, la SBA establecerá un Centro de Recuperación Virtual de Negocios para contestar las preguntas sobre el programa de préstamos para desastre de SBA, explicar el proceso de solicitar un préstamo, y ayudarle a cada individuo a completar su solicitud de préstamo electrónicamente.

Centro Virtual de Recuperación de Negocios

Lunes a Viernes (5 días a la semana)

8 a.m. a 8 p.m. (hora del Este)

FOCWAssistance@sba.gov

(800) 659-2955

“Pequeños negocios, pequeñas cooperativas agrícolas, pequeños negocios involucrados en acuacultura y la mayoría de organizaciones sin fines de lucro de todos tamaños pueden solicitar un Préstamo de Desastres para Pérdidas Económicas de hasta $2 millones de dólares para ayudarles a cubrir necesidades de capital de trabajo causadas por el desastre,” dijo Tanya N. Garfield, Directora del Centro Oeste de Operaciones de Terreno para Desastres.

“Estos préstamos pueden utilizarse para cubrir deudas existentes, pagar nómina, cuentas por pagar y otras necesidades financieras que no pueden ser cubiertas debido al resultado directo del desastre. Los préstamos de desastre pueden ser de ayuda vital para que los negocios se recuperen de las pérdidas económicas que están sufriendo,” agregó Garfield.

Su elegibilidad está basada únicamente en el impacto económico del desastre y no en el daño físico sufrido. Las tasas de interés de estos préstamos son de 2.855 por ciento para negocios y 2 por ciento para organizaciones sin fines de lucro privadas por plazos de hasta 30 años y están restringidos a pequeños negocios que no tienen la capacidad financiera de compensar con sus propios recursos el impacto negativo sufrido por el desastre.

El Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Negocios de Grand Junction ofrece asesoramiento gratuito y personalizado para ayudar a los negocios afectadas en su recuperación. Los negocios pueden comunicarse con el centro enviándole un correo electrónico a frontdesk@gjincubator.org, llamando al (970) 243-5242 o visitando la Oficina de SBDC en 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, CO 81503, de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Se anima a los visitantes a llamar primero para concertar una cita. Los negocios también pueden comunicarse con el Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Negocios del Noroeste en info@northwestsbdc.org.

Los interesados pueden llenar una solicitud en línea, recibir información adicional sobre asistencia de desastre y descargar la solicitud de préstamo en https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. También pueden comunicarse al Centro de Servicio a Clientes para Asistencia de Desastres de SBA marcando (800) 659?2955 o enviando un correo electrónico a disastercustomerservice@sba.gov para obtener mayor información. Las personas sordas o con problemas de audición pueden llamar al (800) 877?8339. Las solicitudes completadas en papel deben enviarse por correo a U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

La fecha límite para solicitar un préstamo para pérdidas económicas es el 16 de Junio de 2022.

Small Business Administration disaster declaration due to Glenwood Canyon closures

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for September 14, 2021

RIFLE, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Grand River Health:

Grand River Health COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 9/14/2021

Number of individuals tested: 10,033
Positive results: 1569
Pending results: 79
New Positives since 9/7/21: 17
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 64
Patients Transferred: 13
Patients Discharged: 50

Reported numbers are from Grand River Health only and could change at any time.

Vaccine Update: Grand River Health is offering Covid 19 vaccinations to the general public ages 12+ in our clinics in Rifle and Battlement Mesa. Please call 625-1100 (option 1) to schedule.

All Clinic services, hospital and specialty services and After Hours care are open. All patients will be screened appropriately

All appointments can be made by calling 625-1100. Patients are asked to wear an ear loop mask while in the facility  

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for September 14, 2021

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 9/14/21

Specimens collected thru Valley View: 35,188
Positive results: 2,486
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 312
Admitted patients discharged: 267

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional Questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing.

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.  

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

Colorado Comeback Cash Walmart gift card incentives to end Sept. 14 or while supplies last

The state of Colorado continues to offer gift cards and vouchers while supplies last to anyone who receives a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating state-operated vaccine site. Moderately and severely immunocompromised people who are recommended to receive an additional vaccine dose are also eligible for a gift card or voucher. Through Tuesday, Sept. 14, sites with incentives will offer $100 Walmart gift cards while supplies last.

The state extended the Walmart gift card incentive due to the success of the program, and the last day for the existing gift card program is Sept. 14. We strongly encourage all Coloradans who have been considering a vaccine to take advantage of the Walmart gift card incentive program by Sept. 14. Coloradans can register for a vaccine at one of these clinics in advance and should check back regularly for any potential changes to an existing clinic at cocomebackcash.com. The clinics also accommodate walk-ups.

The list below includes vaccine clinics September 11-17. If the clinic offers an incentive, the type of incentive is noted. 

Please do not call the following locations for information about gift cards. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Saturday, September 11

Walmart Supercenter
Incentive offered: $100 Walmart gift card
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
Noon – 8:00 p.m. Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Sunday, September 12

Walmart Supercenter parking lot
Incentive offered: $100 Walmart gift card
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
Noon – 8:00 p.m. Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Monday, September 13

Ridley’s Family Market
Incentive offered: $100 Walmart gift card
210 Crestwood Drive, Gypsum, CO 81637
12-8 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, September 16

Mountain Valley Mobile Home

Incentive offered: N/A
171 Hwy 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Aspen/Basalt Mobile Home Park Incentive offered: N/A
1900 Willits Lane #8A, Basalt, CO 81621
3-8 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Friday, September 17

Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus, Ascent Center parking lot Incentive offered: N/A
3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
3-7 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson


Colorado Comeback Cash Walmart gift card incentives to end Sept. 14 or while supplies last

CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts for the week of Sept. 13-17, 2021

Construction work in Glenwood Canyon.

Progress this week

Crews continue debris removal and clearing debris from the damaged Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch. Repair work continues on the inlet of the CBC by forming rebar that will allow for new concrete to be poured. Watch a video of the removal of a 6’ x 7’ boulder that was obstructing the inlet.

The Lawrence Construction team will begin erecting shoring towers to secure some of the damaged infrastructure on the westbound lanes. Once the towers are in place it will allow the team to further the excavation of the damaged retaining wall. Shoring is a form of support used during the repair of original construction and excavation. Temporary support on this project is necessary for the repairs to take place.

The utility subcontractor, Sturgeon Electric, pulled the damaged fiber line from MP 123.5 to Hanging Lake Tunnel.

Several other agencies are also working on projects in the canyon including the White River National Forest and Xcel energy companies that are repairing assets that were damaged by the material slides in the canyon. The project team is working closely on coordination with these groups.

The CDOT maintenance team completed debris clearing of the recreation path and it is now open from the Grizzly Creek rest area west to Glenwood Springs. Grizzly Creek, Shoshone and No Name rest areas are also open. Bair Ranch rest area remains closed at this time due to continued electrical work near this location.

Rainy weather may cause additional material flows and I-70 closures in Glenwood Canyon in the coming months. Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Anticipated traffic impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. Eastbound is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and westbound
  •  is a ½ mile closure. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon. 

Stay Informed and connect with the project

Project information is available at: 

CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts for the week of Sept. 13-17, 2021

CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke

Issued for northern, central and western parts of Colorado

Issued at 8 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Affected Area:  Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Grand, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Mesa, Delta, Pitkin, Lake, Montrose, Gunnison, Chaffee, Saguache, Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Park. Locations include, but are not limited to Craig, Steamboat Springs, Walden, Rangely, Meeker, Hot Sulphur Springs, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Vail, Breckenridge, Grand Junction, Delta, Aspen, Leadville, Montrose, Gunnison, Salida, Ouray, Saguache, Central City, Georgetown, and Fairplay.

Advisory in Effect:  8 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to 9 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 9, 2021.

Public health recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors.  This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly.  Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.  Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.  If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Outlook:  Widespread wildfire smoke, originating largely from out-of-state wildfires, will impact the advisory area through at least Thursday morning.  The heaviest smoke concentrations are expected for north-central and northwestern Colorado along with sheltered valley locations throughout the advisory area.
 

For the latest smoke outlook, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/addendum.aspx#smoke

For more information about smoke and your health, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

For the latest Colorado statewide air quality conditions, forecasts, and advisories, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx

CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for September 7, 2021

RIFLE, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Grand River Health:

Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats – 9/7/2021

Number of individuals tested: 9,869
Positive results: 1,552
Pending results: 16
New positives since 9/2/21: 4
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 62
Patients transferred: 13
Patients discharged: 48

Reported numbers are from Grand River Health only and could change at any time.

Vaccine update: Grand River Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public ages 12+ in our clinics in Rifle and Battlement Mesa. Please call 625-1100 (option 1) to schedule.

All clinic services, hospital and specialty services and After Hours care are open. All patients will be screened appropriately. All appointments can be made by calling 625-1100. Patients are asked to wear an ear loop mask while in the facility.

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for September 7, 2021

CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke

Issued for northern and western parts of Colorado

Issued at 12:00 PM MDT, Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Affected area:  Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Grand, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Mesa, Delta, Pitkin, Lake, Montrose, Gunnison, Chaffee, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, and La Plata Counties. Locations include, but are not limited to Craig, Steamboat Springs, Walden, Rangely, Meeker, Hot Sulphur Springs, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Vail, Breckenridge, Grand Junction, Delta, Aspen, Leadville, Montrose, Gunnison, Salida, Ouray, Telluride, Dove Creek, Silverton, Cortez, and Durango.

Advisory in effect:  12 p.m. MDT, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to 9 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Public health recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors.  This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly.  Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.  Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.  If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Outlook: Widespread wildfire smoke, originating largely from out-of-state wildfires, will impact the advisory area through at least Wednesday morning.  The heaviest smoke concentrations are expected for north-central and northwestern Colorado along with sheltered valley locations throughout the advisory area.

For the latest smoke outlook, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/addendum.aspx#smoke

For more information about smoke and your health, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

For the latest Colorado statewide air quality conditions, forecasts, and advisories, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx

CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke