Garfield County Public Health: La Vacuna es Para Nosotros, The Vaccine is for Us project launch

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health has launched a month-long campaign to humanize the COVID-19 illness, the process of getting vaccinated, and the protection the vaccine offers for being able to live and work safely again.

La Vacuna es Para Nosotros / The Vaccine is for Us is a storytelling project consisting of 14 photo stories and a short two-minute video, available at garfield-county.com/public-health/vacunate.

Funded through a National Geographic Rapid Response grant, the project was compiled for public health by longtime valley local Sylvia Johnson. Johnson, is a filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer, whose work takes her around the globe.

“I decided to take on this project because of my own observations working as a contact tracer with Garfield County Public Health during the COVID pandemic,” said Johnson. “I heard the stories and talked to the people most impacted by this disease. We hope that people can see themselves and hear their own concerns reflected in the images and words that have been shared. In the end, I hope that this project helps inspire people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their community.”

Shot as portraits in the environment, the photo stories include families, restaurant workers, business owners, farm workers, law officers, housekeepers, medical interpreters, and students who each share what their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic has been like, and what motivated them to want to get vaccinated. The photo stories are available in Spanish and English.

“These messages and stories are for everyone,” said Johnson. “However, we especially want to build trust among our Latinx immigrant community for the vaccine’s effectiveness. The goal is to have widespread immunity through vaccination and stop this pandemic.”

Promotion of the storytelling project will run through the end of May and consists of a social media campaign and a traveling public art display showcasing the stories. A list of vaccine clinics and providers is in Espanol or English on the Garfield County website.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

05.11.21

La Vacuna es Para Nosotros, The Vaccine is for Us lanzamiento del projecto

CONDADO DE GARFIELD, CO – El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Garfield ha lanzado una campaña para humanizar las consecuencias de la enfermedad COVID-19, el proceso de vacunación y la protección que ofrece la vacuna para poder volver a vivir y trabajar de manera segura.

La Vacuna es Para Nosotros/The Vaccine is for Us es un proyecto de narración que consiste de 14 historias fotográficas y un video de dos minutos que se puede encontrar en garfield-county.com/public-health/vacunate.

Financiado a través de una donación del National Geographic Rapid Response, el proyecto fue compilado para la salud pública por Sylvia Johnson, una veterana local del valle. Johnson, es una cineasta y exploradora de National Geographic cuyo trabajo la lleva por todo el mundo.

“Decidí hacer este proyecto debido a mis propias observaciones trabajando con Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield como un rastreador de durante la pandemia de COVID”, dijo Johnson. “Escuché las historias y hablé con las personas más afectadas por esta enfermedad. Esperamos que las personas puedan verse a sí mismas y escuchar sus propias preocupaciones reflejadas en las imágenes y palabras que se han compartido. Al final, espero que este proyecto ayude a inspirar a las personas a vacunarse para protegerse a sí mismas y a su comunidad.”

Tomadas como retratos ambientales, las historias fotográficas incluyen familias, trabajadores de restaurantes, dueños de negocios, trabajadores agrícolas, oficiales de la ley, trabajadores de limpieza, intérpretes médicos y estudiantes, quienes comparten cómo ha sido su experiencia con la pandemia de Covid-19 y qué los motivó a querer vacunarse. Las historias fotográficas están disponibles en español e inglés.

“Estos mensajes e historias son para todos. Sin embargo, queremos especialmente generar confianza entre nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes latinx. El objetivo es tener una inmunidad generalizada mediante la vacunación y detener esta pandemia.”

La campaña planea extenderse hasta fines de Mayo y consistirá en una campaña en las redes sociales y una exhibición de arte público que muestre las historias. Puede encontrar una lista de clínicas y proveedores de vacunas en Ingles o Español en la página web de COVID del Condado de Garfield.

Garfield County Public Health: La Vacuna es Para Nosotros, The Vaccine is for Us project launch

GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: 53% of Garfield vaccinated, pop-up clinics scheduled throughout county, variant update

Fifty-three percent of Garfield County individuals have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state set a goal that every county in Colorado has 75% of the eligible population immunized by the Fourth of July.

Though the vaccine is widely available, there are still people who have not yet had the opportunity to become vaccinated.

The health department is conducting pop up clinics in locations throughout Garfield County. Traveling to different neighborhoods, the department is working to better understand barriers to vaccine access. Last week’s pop-up clinics in New Castle and Rifle vaccinated over 130 people. Those in attendance cited lack of transportation, lack of time due to work and family obligations, and lack of knowing where to go or how to access the vaccine as reasons for not getting vaccinated earlier.

Second doses can be received at any Garfield County Public Health clinic, no matter where the first dose was received, provided the clinic has that particular vaccine on that day. The type of vaccine offered at each clinic varies. Pfizer second doses are allowed 21 days later and Moderna second doses are allowed 28 days later.

All Coloradans 16 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and those 18 and up are eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walk-ups are welcome at all scheduled clinics, but appointments can still be made online.

Public Health vaccine clinics

A complete list of vaccine clinics can be found on the English webpage, Spanish webpage, and on Facebook at @Garfieldhealth.

This week’s clinics:

Tuesday, May 4
Glenwood Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave.
3 – 5 pm
Pfizer vaccine for anyone 16 or older.
*First or second dose
*Walk in or make an appointment

Wednesday, May 5
Carbondale Fire headquarters, 301 Meadowood Dr.
4 – 6 pm
Moderna vaccine for anyone 18 or older.
*First or second dose
*Walk in or make an appointment

Thursday, May 6
Grand Valley Fire Protection District
124 Stone Quarry Rd, Battlement Mesa
5 – 7 pm
Johnson & Johnson vaccine for anyone 18 or older.
*Walk in or make an appointment

Outbreaks

Outbreaks continue to occur among unvaccinated groups. Garfield County currently has several outbreaks in schools and childcare facilities, the Garfield County Jail, a workplace, and an elderly care center.

Variant forms of COVID-19

Garfield County now has cases of the Brazil, UK, CA and NY Covid variants.

  • 1 P.1 (Brazil) variant
  • 126 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant
  • 16 B.1.427/429 (CA) variant
  • 2 B.1.526 (NY)
  • 2 B.1.526.1 (NY)

Current stats
–  from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE, Our World in Data and the CDC:

Geographic AreaTotal CasesCurrently HospitalizedDeaths*Recovered
Global152,413,962Not Available (N/A)3,196,37489,242,602
United States32,419,96935,290577,018N/A
Colorado513,7656256,304N/A
Garfield County5,8754*N/A
39 Confirmed
Eagle County6,020122N/A
Pitkin County2,482N/A4N/A
Mesa County14,4281712614,028

* Hospitalized cases that GCPH is tracking though the contact investigation process.

Cases since last week

  • 52 cases added from 4/26 – 5/2, 45 for the 7 day period, for a rolling average of 7.4 cases added per day.

Deaths

  • 39 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases; cause of death was not COVID-19
  • 0 deaths under investigation  
  • 0 new death reported since last week

State dial information (4/26 – 5/2)

One-week incidence:
Monday: 96.4
Tuesday: 83.1
Wednesday: 89.7
Thursday: 93.1
Friday: 91.4
Saturday: 83.1
Sunday: 73.1

Test positivity, one-week period:

Monday: 4.8%
Tuesday: 4.2%
Wednesday: 4.6%
Thursday: 4.6%
Friday: 4.5%
Saturday: 5.1%
Sunday: 4.2%

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations:

Monday: 11
Tuesday: 11
Wednesday: 11
Thursday: 11
Friday: 11
Saturday: 11
Sunday: 11

Vaccinations completed

As of May 2, for individuals vaccinated anywhere in the state with a Garfield County address.

 VaccineFirst DosesSecond Doses    
Moderna15,13611,606    
Pfizer8,4996,623    
Johnson & Johnson1,631    
Total25,26618,229    

The following are the total number of doses administered by Garfield County providers as of April 24, 2021.

 First   dosesSecond doses    
All vaccinating providers as of 5/225,78118,958    
GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: 53% of Garfield vaccinated, pop-up clinics scheduled throughout county, variant update

COVID-19 weekly summary

4-14-2021

State dial changes uncertain, 46% of Garfield County vaccinated, J&J will be replaced by Moderna at county clinics, half of all cases in Colorado are due to variant strains


State Dial and Local Control
The State has shared that on April 16 the COVID-19 Dial will be turned over to local ordinances and local control. What that really means is still not clear for those in health departments across the state and in Garfield County. The County is waiting for further announcements, guidance or orders to come from the Governor’s office on Friday. However, the dial leaving does not mean that all restrictions automatically go away.

Public Health will continue to monitor COVID cases and adhere to guidance and regulations. The health department will continue to provide local data and a color-coded guide for the community and medical partners to gauge prevalence and spread. Many of the preventive measures such as indoor mask wearing and social distancing are still incredibly important. A nation-wide fourth wave a number of recent local outbreaks and case levels persistently in the ‘yellow’ category are evidence that we are still living with the COVID-19 virus.

Vaccines / Johnson & Johnson
Using a census estimate, around 45,000 residents are age 16+ and eligible for vaccine
in Garfield County. This means approximately 46% have had one shot and 36% have
been fully vaccinated. The state surpassed 2,122,809 people immunized with one dose.

State and Federal agencies have asked that vaccine providers pause on distributing
Johnson & Johnson vaccine as they further investigate six rare but serious cases of
blood clotting that have been reported. Garfield County has been able to continue all of
its planned clinics and will be providing the Moderna vaccine.

Public Health will continue to post vaccine appointments available each week by
Tuesday morning on the vaccine English webpage, Spanish webpage, and on Facebook
@Garfieldhealth.

Variant Update
More than 50% of COVID-19 cases in Colorado are due to variants. According to the
CDPHE, if you contract COVID now, it is probably going to be one of the variant strains
which are known to cause more severe illness and are much easier to spread.
The state has officially entered a fouth-wave, though it looks different because of the
vaccine progress and variants. There is a state-wide increase in the 50 and younger
population becoming ill with COVID, while the 50 and older population are reporting
fewer cases due to higher vaccination rates.

• 54 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant with over 60 suspect cases awaiting
sequencing.
• 11 B.1.427/429 (CA) variant

CURRENT STATS – from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE, and Our World in Data

Geographic areaTotal Cases Currently Hospitalized Deaths*Recovered
Global135,744,480Not Available (N/A)2,932,00377,131,597
United States31,181,26035,536561,973N/A
Colorado479,5904706,303N/A
Garfield County5,709N/A39 confirmedN/A
Eagle County5,787N/A22N/A
Pitkin County2,441N/A4N/A
Mesa County13,806512413,674
*This number represents patients discharged in the state

Cases since last week
• 96 cases added from 4/5-4/11, up 11 from week before, for a rolling average of 13.7
cases added per day

Deaths
• 37 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
• 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases; cause of death was not COVID-19
• 0 deaths under investigation
• 0 new death reported since last week

STATE DIAL INFORMATION (4/5 – 4/11)
Two-week incidence:
Monday: 141.3
Tuesday: 141.3
Wednesday: 151.2
Thursday: 151.2
Friday: 164.5
Saturday: 151.2
Sunday: 142.9

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):
Monday: 11
Tuesday: 10
Wednesday: 11
Thursday: 11
Friday: 10
Saturday: 10
Sunday: 10

Test positivity, two-week period:
Monday: 5.1%
Tuesday: 5.2%
Wednesday: 5.1%
Thursday: 4.8%
Friday: 4.8%
Saturday: 4.6%
Sunday: 3.9%

VACCINATIONS
As of April 10, for individuals vaccinated anywhere in the state with a Garfield County address.

VaccineFirst dosesSecond doses
Moderna12,7908,441
Pfizer7,2106,238
Johnson & Johnson1,588
Total21,58814,679

Using a census estimate, around 45,000 residents are age 16+ and eligible for vaccine in
Garfield County. This means approximately 46% have had one shot and 36% have been fully
vaccinated.

The following are the total number of doses administered by Garfield County providers as of
April 10, 2021.

First dosesSecond doses
All vaccinating providers as of 4/10/202122,70915,831

Resumen Semanal sobre COVID-19

14 de abril, 2021

Los cambios en el marcador estatal son inciertos, el
46% del Condado Garfield está vacunado, J&J será
reemplazado por Moderna en clínicas del condado,
la mitad de todos los casos en Colorado se deben a
variantes


Marcador Estatal y Control Local
El Estado anuncio que el 16 de abril el Marcador de COVID-19 se entregará a las
ordenanzas locales y al control local. Lo que realmente esto significa aún no está muy
claro para los departamentos de salud en todo el estado y para el Condado Garfield. El
Condado está esperando anuncios, orientación u órdenes de la oficina del Gobernador
este viernes. Sin embargo, la salida del marcador no significa que todas las
restricciones desaparezcan automáticamente.

Salud Pública continuará monitoreando casos de COVID y seguirá las guías y
regulaciones. El departamento de salud continuará proporcionando datos locales y una
guía codificada por colores para que la comunidad y colegas médicos midan la
prevalencia y la propagación. Muchas de las medidas preventivas, como el uso de
cubrebocas en interiores y el distanciamiento social, siguen siendo increíblemente
importantes. Una cuarta ola a nivel nacional, una serie de brotes locales recientes y
niveles de casos persistentemente en la categoría ‘amarilla’ son evidencia de que
todavía vivimos con el virus COVID-19.

Vacunas/Johnson & Johnson
Usando una estimación del censo, alrededor de 45,000 residentes tienen 16 años o más
y son elegibles para la vacuna en el Condado Garfield. Esto significa que
aproximadamente el 46% ha recibido una sola inyección y el 36% ha sido
completamente vacunado. El estado superó las 2,122,809 personas vacunadas con
una sola dosis.

Las agencias Estatales y Federales han pedido a proveedores que pausen la
vacunación con la vacuna Johnson & Johnson mientras investigan más de seis casos
raros, pero graves de coagulación sanguínea que se han reportado. El Condado
Garfield ha podido continuar con todas sus clínicas planificadas y proporcionará la
vacuna Moderna.

Salud Pública continuará publicando la disponibilidad de citas para vacunas cada
semana los martes por la mañana en la página web en inglés , pagina web en español y
en la página de Facebook @Garfieldhealth.

Informe sobre el Variante
Más del 50% de los casos de COVID-19 en Colorado se deben a variantes. Según el
CDPHE (por sus siglas en ingles), si contrae COVID ahora, probablemente será una de
las variantes de cepas que se sabe que causan enfermedades más graves y son mucho
más fáciles de contagiar.

El estado ha entrado oficialmente en una cuarta ola, aunque se ve diferente debido al
progreso de la vacuna y las variantes. Hay un aumento en todo el estado en la
población de 50 años o menos que se está enfermando con COVID, mientras que la
población de 50 años o más informa menos casos debido a las altas tasas de
vacunación.

• 54 casos de la variante B.1.1.7 (UK) con más de 60 casos sospechosos en
espera de secuenciación.
• 11 de la variante B.1.427/429 (CA)

ESTADISTICAS ACTUALES – provienen de Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE, y

Nuestro Mundo en Datos

Área GeográficaCasos TotalesActualmente HospitalizadosMuertes*Recuperados
Global135,744,480No Disponible (N/A)2,932,00377,131,597
Estados Unidos31,181,26035,536561,973N/A
Colorado479,5904706,303N/A
Condado Garfield5,709N/A39 confirmadosN/A
Condado Eagle5,787N/A22N/A
Condado Pitkin2,441N/A4N/A
Condado Mesa13,806512413,674
*Este número son pacientes dados de alta en el estado

Casos desde la semana pasada
• 96 casos agregados del 4/5 – 4/11, 11 más que la semana anterior, para un promedio de
13.7 casos agregados por día

Muertes
• 37 muertes confirmadas relacionadas por COVID-19
• 2 muertes ocurrieron entre los casos de COVID-19, y se determinó que fueron causadas
por algo distinto al COVID-19
• 0 muertes bajo investigación
• 0 muertes nuevas reportadas desde la semana pasada

INFORMACIÓN DEL MARCADOR ESTATAL (4/5 – 4/11)
Incidencia de dos semanas:
lunes: 141.3
martes: 141.3
miércoles: 151.2
jueves: 151.2
viernes: 164.5
sábado: 151.2
domingo: 142.9

Hospitalizaciones, días con hospitalizaciones estables o en bajada (últimos 14 días):
lunes: 11
martes: 10
miércoles: 11
jueves: 11
viernes: 10
sábado: 10
domingo: 10

Positividad de prueba, periodo de dos semanas:
lunes: 5.1%
martes: 5.2%
miércoles: 5.1%
jueves: 4.8%
viernes: 4.8%
sábado: 4.6%
domingo: 3.9%

VACUNACIONES
Desde el 10 de abril, personas vacunadas en cualquier parte del estado con una dirección en el
Condado Garfield.

VacunaPrimera DosisSegunda Dosis
Moderna12,7908,441
Pfizer7,2106,238
Johnson & Johnson1,588
Total21,58814,679


Usando una estimación del censo, alrededor de 45,000 residentes tienen 16 años o más y son
elegibles para la vacuna en el Condado Garfield. Esto significa que aproximadamente el 46%
ha recibido una sola inyección y el 36% ha sido completamente vacunado.

A continuación, se muestra el número total de dosis administradas por proveedores del
Condado Garfield desde el 10 de abril de 2021.

Primera DosisSegunda Dosis
Proveedores vacunaron desde 4/1022,70915,831


Primera
Dosis
Segunda
Dosis
Proveedores
vacunaron
desde 4/10 22,709 15,831

COVID-19 weekly summary

Update on Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the week

CDC & FDA pause Johnson & Johnson, Public Health to offer Moderna

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have paused all Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine administration. The clinic scheduled for the Carbondale Fire Department headquarters this evening, April 13, is providing Moderna vaccine to everyone who signed up. Those who receive their Moderna vaccine on April 13 are automatically scheduled for a second dose appointment on May 11 at the same time and in the same location. Those who wish to cancel their appointment should call 970-665-6371. Moderna is approved for anyone age 18 or older.

J&J adverse events appear to be extremely rare. More than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed nationwide. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in those who received the J&J vaccine. Safety is a top priority and Garfield County Public Health is pausing all distribution of J&J vaccine at this time.

People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care providers. Health care providers are asked to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.

Public Health vaccine appointment sign up for the week

Public Health continues to post vaccine appointments available each week by Tuesday morning on the vaccine English webpage, Spanish webpage, and on Facebook @Garfieldhealth.

The specific clinic location is listed on the registration form, and anyone that signs up will receive a confirmation upon registration.

Carbondale, Tuesday April 13:
Currently full. The CDC & FDA have paused all Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Public health is keeping all appointments made for this clinic and offering Moderna instead. A second dose appointment is scheduled for May 11.

Glenwood Springs, Wednesday April 14:
Moderna
 vaccine for anyone age 18 or older. Second dose appointments are May 12.
Register here

Rifle, Thursday April 15:
Full: continue to check back as new appointments open if cancellations occur. Moderna vaccine for anyone age 18 or older. Second dose appointments are May 13.
Register here

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Actualización sobre clínicas de vacunación de COVID-19 de Salud Pública del Condado Garfield de la semana

Los CDC y la FDA pausan la vacuna Johnson & Johnson, Salud Pública ofrecerá Moderna

Los CDC y La FDA (por sus siglas en inglés) han pausado todas las vacunas Johnson y Johnson (J&J).  La clínica programada en el Departamento de Bomberos de Carbondale esta noche, 13 de abril, proporcionará la vacuna Moderna a todos los que se inscribieron.  Aquellos que reciban su vacuna Moderna el 13 de abril se programará automáticamente cita para la segunda dosis el 11 de mayo a la misma hora y en el mismo lugar.  Quienes deseen cancelar su cita deben llamar al 970-665-6371.  Moderna está aprobado para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años.

Los eventos adversos de J&J parecen ser extremadamente raros. Se han distribuido más de 6.8 millones de dosis de la vacuna en todo el país.  Los CDC y la FDA están revisando datos que involucran seis casos reportados en Estados Unidos de un tipo de coágulo sanguíneo raro y severo en quienes recibieron la vacuna J&J.  La seguridad es una prioridad máxima y Salud Pública del Condado Garfield pausará toda la distribución de la vacuna J&J en este momento.  Personas que hayan recibido la vacuna J&J y que presenten dolor de cabeza intenso, dolor abdominal, dolor en las piernas o dificultad para respirar dentro de las tres semanas después de la vacunación deben comunicarse con su médico.  Se solicita a los proveedores de atención médica notificar los eventos adversos al Sistema de Notificación de Eventos Adversos de vacunas en https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.

Registro para cita de vacunación semanal de Salud Pública

Salud Pública seguirá publicando cada semana los martes en la mañana la disponibilidad de citas para vacunas en la página web de vacunas en inglés, página en español y en Facebook @Garfieldhealth.

La ubicación específica de la clínica aparece en el formulario de registro y recibirá una confirmación al registrarse.

Carbondale, martes 13 de abril:
Actualmente lleno. Los CDC y la FDA han pausado vacunación de Johnson & Johnson. Estamos cumpliendo con todas las citas programadas para esta clínica y ofreceremos Moderna en su lugar. Se le programará cita para el 11 de mayo para la segunda dosis.

Glenwood Springs, miércoles, 14 de abril:
Vacuna Moderna para personas mayor de 18 años. Se le programará cita para una segunda dosis pare el 12 de mayo. Registrarse aquí

Rifle, jueves, 15 de abril:
Lleno: continúe revisando ya que se abrirán citas si se hay cancelaciones. Vacuna Moderna para personas mayor de 18 años. Se le programará cita para el 13 de mayo para segunda dosis. Registrarse aquí

Update on Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the week

Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic registration open

Garfield County Public Health has opened its COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduler for the week. 

*The clinics below will be offering the single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine for anyone age 18 or older.


Register here:

Glenwood Springs, Wednesday April 7 – Registration

Rifle, Thursday April 8 – Registration

Rifle, Friday April 9 – Registration


Where to get information

Current information on all vaccinating providers in Garfield County and Public Health clinics will be listed on the Garfield County vaccine website and @Garfieldhealth on Facebook.

Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Each week the state allocates providers different amounts of COVID-19 vaccine from either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson& Johnson (Janssen). Providers do not know how much, or what type of vaccine will be coming on any given week.

If you require a specific type of vaccine it is important to know you have the correct brand when making your appointment. Public Health will specify what brand is being offered each week on the appointment scheduler.

All Coloradans 16 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and those 18 and up are eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Mondays – Public Health is notified how much vaccine and what brand of vaccine will be coming for the current week.

Tuesday – Public Health will post a vaccine appointment sign up on the Garfield County vaccine website and @Garfieldhealth on Facebook. Sign up for an appointment for any available clinic listed.

Wednesday – vaccine clinics will be held in Glenwood Springs for those who made an appointment online.

Thursday – vaccine clinics will be held in Rifle for those who made appointments online.

Friday-weekend – vaccine clinics may be held any given week depending on the vaccine supply received that week. Register for an appointment online if it is available.

Second doses – Public Health will automatically schedule you for your second dose appointment. It will be at the same time and the same place 21 days later for Pfizer vaccine and 28 days later for Moderna.

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Registro para la clínica de vacunación COVID-19 de Salud Pública:

Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield ha abierto su programador de citas de vacunación COVID-19 para la semana.

* Las clínicas a continuación ofrecerán la vacuna Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (1 dosis) para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años.


Registrarse aquí:

miércoles 7 de abril – Registrarse

jueves 8 de abril – Registrarse

viernes 9 de abril – Registrarse


Dónde encontrar información

Información actual sobre los proveedores de vacunación en el Condado Garfield y las clínicas de Salud Pública se incluirá en la página web de vacunas y en la @Garfieldhealth on Facebook.


Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Cada semana, el estado asigna a proveedores diferentes cantidades de la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer, Moderna o Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Los proveedores no saben cantidad, o qué tipo de vacuna llegará esa semana.

Si necesita un tipo específico de vacuna, es importante saber que tiene la marca correcta al programar su cita. Salud Pública especificará qué marca se ofrece cada semana en el programador de citas.

A partir del viernes, 2 de abril, todos las personas que viven en Colorado de 16 años en adelante son elegibles para recibir la vacuna Pfizer y aquellos de 18 años en adelante son elegibles para la vacuna Moderna y Johnson & Johnson.

lunes – Se notifica a salud pública cuánta vacuna y qué marca de vacuna llegará durante la semana actual.

martes – Salud pública publica link para hacer cita de vacunación en la página web de vacunas del condado Garfield y en la página de @Garfieldhealth on Facebook. Regístrese para una cita para cualquiera de las clínicas disponibles.

miércoles – Se llevan a cabo clínicas de vacunas en Glenwood Springs para aquellos que hicieron cita en línea.

jueves – Clínicas de vacunas se llevan a cabo en Rifle para aquellos que hicieron citas en línea.

viernes – fin de semana – Clínicas de vacunas pueden realizarse cualquier semana, dependiendo del suministro de vacunas recibido esa semana. Regístrese para cita en línea si está disponible para el fin de semana.

Segunda dosis – Salud Pública programa automáticamente cita para la segunda dosis. Será a la misma hora y en el mismo lugar 21 días después para la vacuna Pfizer y 28 días después para Moderna.

Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic registration open

Garfield County moves to Level Yellow; 5 Star program information awaiting clarification

State moves Garfield County to Level Yellow 

The state officially moved Garfield County to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial due to a surge in COVID cases with levels similar to July. The number of COVID cases and the cumulative incidence rate have increased over the past two weeks. Multiple days have had an incidence rate 15% over the Level Yellow threshold which is 100 cases or less per 100,000 people.  

Garfield County Public Health is concerned about this increase and reminds everyone to get vaccinated, wear masks in public, practice social distancing, practice good hygiene, stay home when sick and get tested if symptoms occur. Public health is available to help partners and businesses that need rule clarification; contact publichealthinfo@garfield-county.com or call 970-625-5200, ext. 8101. 

Changes from Level Blue to Level Yellow under Dial 3.0. 

Overall, the rules from Level Blue to Level Yellow do not change much for most Garfield County businesses, as social distancing requirements still apply.

Offices, retail, and personal gatherings have no change from Level Blue to Level Yellow.

The Ninth Amended Public Health Order adjustments from Blue to Yellow are highlighted below:

Manufacturing Section II.C.2.d

Level Blue may operate at 75% capacity 

In Level Yellow, 50% or 50 people, whichever is less in yellow

Restaurants Section II.C.2.h

Level Blue may operate at 100% capacity with 6 feet distancing 

In Level Yellow, 50% or 150 per room. Outdoor dining can be at 100%

Outdoor Events Section II.C.2.l

Level Blue may operate in full, subject to local limits.

Level Yellow, 50% or 175 people. Masks are still currently required (Section III C.)

Recreation – gyms, rec centers, pools, and outdoor rec facilities Section II.C.2.m

Level Blue may operate at 100% with 6 feet distancing

Level Yellow, 50% capacity or 50 patrons, whichever is less. Masks are still required (Section III C.)

Outdoor Guided Activities Section II.C.2.o

Level Blue may operate in full, subject to local limits

Level Yellow 50% of full capacity or 10 people, whichever is less.

Bars Section II.C.2.s

Level Blue (bars that do not serve food) may operate at 25% not to exceed 75 people.

Level Yellow (bars that do not serve food) may not reopen and must offer carry out only.

5 Star Program update

The 5 Star committee is awaiting further clarification from the state on the future of both the statewide COVID-19 Dial and the 5 Star program. Primarily due to the county’s level on the COVID-19 State Dial, local businesses have opted not to participate in the Garfield County 5 Star program. Under Level Blue, the program didn’t offer much of a benefit. Though awaiting clarification, the program is active and information is available on the Garfield County 5 Star webpage.

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Aviso Comunitario

1 de abril, 2021

El Condado Garfield pasa al nivel amarillo; Esta pendiente aclaración para el programa de 5 estrellas

El Estado mueve al Condado Garfield al Nivel Amarillo

El Estado trasladó oficialmente al Condado Garfield al Nivel Amarillo del Marcador de COVID-19 debido a un aumento en casos de COVID.  El departamento está preocupado por este incremento y recuerda a todos que se vacunen, usen cubrebocas en público, practiquen el distanciamiento social, practiquen una buena higiene, se queden en casa cuando estén enfermos y se hagan la prueba si se presentan síntomas. Salud Pública está disponible para ayudar a colegas y empresas que necesitan aclarar las reglas, comuníquese con publichealthinfo@garfield-county.com o llame al 970-625-5200 ext. 8101.

Cambios del Nivel Azul a Nivel Amarillo bajo el Marcador 3.0. 

En general, los cambios del nivel azul al nivel amarillo no cambian mucho para la mayoría de los negocios en el Condado Garfield, ya que todavía se aplican los requisitos de distanciamiento social.  Oficinas, tiendas minoristas y reuniones personales no cambian del Nivel Azul al Nivel Amarillo.

Los ajustes de la Novena Enmienda de la Orden de Salud Pública de Azul a Amarillo se acentúan a continuación:

Fabricas (Producción) Sección II.C.2.d

Nivel Azul puede operar al 75% de capacidad 

En Nivel Amarillo, 50% o 50 personas, cualquiera que sea más bajo en amarillo

Restaurantes Sección II.C.2.h

Nivel Azul puede operar al 100% de capacidad con una distancia de 6 pies 

En Nivel Amarillo, 50% o 150 personas por cuarto. Cena al aire libre puede estar al 100%

Eventos al Aire Libre Sección II.C.2.l

Nivel Azul puede operar en su totalidad, sujetos a limites locales 

En Nivel Amarillo, 50% o 175 personas.  Actualmente, aun se requieren cubrebocas (Sección III C.)

Recreación – gimnasios, centros de recreación, piscinas e instalaciones de recreación al aire libre Sección II.C.2.m

Nivel Azul puede operar hasta el 100% con 6 pies de distancia

En Nivel Amarillo, 50% de capacidad o 50 personas, lo que sea menor.  Aun se requieren cubrebocas (Sección III C.)

Actividades Guiadas al Aire Libre SecciónII.C.2.o

Nivel Azul puede operar en su totalidad, sujeto a límites locales

En Nivel Amarillo 50% de la capacidad total o 10 personas, lo que sea menor.

Barras Section II.C.2.s

Nivel Azul (bares que no sirven comida) puede operar al 25% sin exceder las 75 personas.

En Nivel Amarillo (barras que no sirven comida) no puede volver a abrir y debe ofrecer solo para llevar.

Actualización del Programa 5 estrellas

El Comité de 5 Estrellas está esperando aclaraciones por parte del estado sobre el futuro tanto del Marcador de COVID-19 en todo el estado, como del programa 5 Estrellas.  Debido al nivel en que se encuentra el condado en el Marcador de COVID-19 del Estado, los negocios locales han optado por no participar en el programa de 5 estrellas del Condado Garfield.  Bajo el Nivel Azul, el programa no había ofrecido muchos beneficios.  Aunque se espera una aclaración, el programa sigue activo y la información está disponible en el sitio web de 5 Estrellas del Condado Garfield.

Garfield County moves to Level Yellow; 5 Star program information awaiting clarification

How to find and sign up for Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Where to go for information 

Current information on all vaccinating providers in Garfield County and Public Health clinics will be listed on the Garfield County vaccine webpage and Facebook page.  

Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) 

Each week, the state allocates providers different amounts of COVID-19 vaccine from either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Providers do not know how much, or what type of vaccine will be coming on any given week. 

If you require a specific type of vaccine, it is important to know you have the correct brand when making your appointment. Public Health will specify what brand is being offered each week on the appointment scheduler.  

As of Friday, April 2, all Coloradans 16 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and those 18 and up are eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Mondays – Public health is notified how much vaccine and what brand of vaccine will be coming for the current week. 

Tuesday – Public health posts a vaccine appointment sign-up on the Garfield County vaccine webpage and Facebook page. Sign up for an appointment for any available clinic listed.  

Wednesday – vaccine clinics are held in Glenwood Springs for those who made an appointment online. 

Thursday – vaccine clinics are held in Rifle for those who made appointments online. 

Weekend – vaccine clinics may be held any given week depending on the vaccine supply received that week. Register for an appointment online if it is available. 

Second doses – Public health automatically schedules the second dose appointment. It will be at the same time and the same place 21 days later for Pfizer vaccine and 28 days later for Moderna.  

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AVISO COMUNITARIO

1 de abril, 2021

Cómo encontrar e inscribirse para clínicas de vacunación de COVID-19 en Salud Pública del Condado Garfield

Dónde encontrar información

Información actual sobre los proveedores de vacunación en el Condado Garfield y las clínicas de Salud Pública se incluirá en la página web de vacunas y en la página de Facebook del Condado Garfield.

Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Cada semana, el estado asigna a proveedores diferentes cantidades de la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer, Moderna o Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Los proveedores no saben cantidad, o qué tipo de vacuna llegará esa semana.

Si necesita un tipo específico de vacuna, es importante saber que tiene la marca correcta al programar su cita. Salud Pública especificará qué marca se ofrece cada semana en el programador de citas.

A partir del viernes, 2 de abril, todos las personas que viven en Colorado de 16 años en adelante son elegibles para recibir la vacuna Pfizer y aquellos de 18 años en adelante son elegibles para la vacuna Moderna y Johnson & Johnson.

lunes – Se notifica a salud pública cuánta vacuna y qué marca de vacuna llegará durante la semana actual.

martes – Salud pública publica link para hacer cita de vacunación en la página web de vacunas del condado Garfield y en la página de Facebook.  Regístrese para una cita para cualquiera de las clínicas disponibles.

miércoles – Se llevan a cabo clínicas de vacunas en Glenwood Springs para aquellos que hicieron cita en línea.

jueves – Clínicas de vacunas se llevan a cabo en Rifle para aquellos que hicieron citas en línea.

Fin de semana – Clínicas de vacunas pueden realizarse cualquier semana, dependiendo del suministro de vacunas recibido esa semana. Regístrese para cita en línea si está disponible para el fin de semana.

Segunda dosis – Salud Pública programa automáticamente cita para la segunda dosis. Será a la misma hora y en el mismo lugar 21 días después para la vacuna Pfizer y 28 días después para Moderna.

How to find and sign up for Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics

GCPH: COVID dial changes ease restrictions on businesses

Restaurants may open at 100 percent capacity under Blue with six-foot distancing for groups

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The state of Colorado has approved changes to its COVID dial, easing many restrictions on businesses and making it easier for counties to reach the least restrictive green level, known as “Protect Our Neighbors.” Garfield County is currently at level Blue on the new dial.

The changes in Dial 3.0, which is now in effect, remove most restrictions at the green level. Counties now qualify for Green automatically with a seven-day incidence level of 35 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000, up from 15 per 100,000 under Dial 2.0. Level Blue ranges from 36-100 people with COVID-19 per 100,000. Both levels Green and Blue require a testing positivity at no greater than five percent.

All restaurants can now operate at 100 percent capacity in level Blue counties with six feet distancing between groups. Indoor seated and non-seated events that are 5 Star-certified can operate at 50 percent capacity, with a limit of 500 people in level Blue.

Dial 3.0 also allows bars to open in level Blue at a capacity of 25 percent or 75 people, whichever is fewer. Under Dial 2.0, only bars that also served food were allowed to operate. Gyms, recreation centers and pools may also operate at 100 percent capacity under Blue, with six feet distancing, and masks are still required.

State capacity restrictions for outdoor events, including guided activities, have been removed for both levels Blue and Green, though counties may still elect to implement some capacity restrictions. The state restriction on personal gatherings has also been dropped, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends avoiding large gatherings.

Retail establishments, offices and non-critical manufacturing may now operate at 75 percent capacity under level Blue, up from 50 percent. The update also removed a restriction that public transit should only be used for necessary activities.

The update comes as close to 80 percent of Coloradans ages 70 and up have received a COVID-19 vaccination. That group represents 78 percent of all COVID-19 deaths and 38 percent of all hospitalizations during the pandemic.

Due to more Coloradans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) anticipates a more local dial model come mid-April, in which county public health departments will have more control over local capacity limits. CDPHE may more a county into a more restrictive dial level if hospitals exceed 85 percent capacity.

The goal of the state’s COVID dial is to preserve hospital capacity statewide. The changes do not affect the state’s mask mandate, which expires on April 3, but may be modified by the governor’s office at that time.

View the latest Garfield County public health orders at garfield-county.com/public-health/executive-orders.

GCPH: COVID dial changes ease restrictions on businesses

GCPH: Vaccine clinics for Phase 1B.4 in Glenwood, Rifle

Clinics take place Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25 

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health is administering the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines at its offices on Wednesday, March 24, from 3-6 p.m. in Glenwood Springs, 2014 Blake Ave., and Thursday, March 25, from 3-6 p.m. in Rifle, 195 W. 14th St., Building A, specifically for restaurant staff and others in the current phase.  

All appointments are first come, first served. Sign up for an appointment at garfield-county.com/public-health/covid-19-vaccine

Contact the Garfield County Public Health vaccine line at 970-665-6371 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for more information.  

These clinics are by appointment only, and everyone who makes an appointment will automatically be scheduled to receive the second dose on April 21 (Glenwood Springs) and April 22 (Rifle). More information can be viewed at garfield-county.com

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Aviso a la Comunidad
3.23.21

Clínicas de Vacuna para la Fase 1B.4 en Glenwood, Rifle  

Las clínicas tomaran lugar el Miércoles, 24 de Marzo y el Jueves, 25 de Marzo 

CONDADO DE GARFIELD, CO – El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield administrará la primera dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 en su oficina de Glenwood Springs, 2014 Blake Ave., el Miércoles, 24 de Marzo de 3 a 6 p.m. y en su oficina de Rifle, 195 W. 14th St., Edificio A, el Jueves, 25 de Marzo, de 3 a 6 p.m. específicamente para el personal de restaurantes y otros en la fase 1B.4. 

Todas las citas son por orden de llegada. Puedo programar una cita en garfield-county.com/public-health/covid-19-vacuna

Comuníquese con la línea de vacunas de Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield al 970-665-6371 de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m., de Lunes a Viernes, para obtener más información.  

Estas clínicas son solo con cita, y todas las personas que programen una cita automáticamente recibirán la segunda dosis el 21 de Abril (en Glenwood Springs) y el 22 de Abril (en Rifle). Se puede ver más información en garfield-county.com

GCPH: Vaccine clinics for Phase 1B.4 in Glenwood, Rifle

Public Health partnerships help promote nutrition

PRESS RELEASE
3.19.21

County partnered with local nonprofits to deliver supplies locally during pandemic
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health partnered with numerous local nonprofits and programs to help provide families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic shutdown with nutritious food over the past year. Staff also helped coordinate and distribute diapers and formula in the early stages of the pandemic.

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided quarantine food boxes to county staff, which then worked with its partners to distribute the supplies to local families. Public health worked with The River Center, Roaring Fork Family Resource Center, District 16 Family Resource Center, Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA), LIFT-UP and more to distribute the food to the community.

Christine Dolan, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) director and Nutrition Program manager for Garfield County Public Health, told the Board of County Commissioners that Hunger Free Colorado reported that 38 percent of the people surveyed statewide considered themselves food insecure.

“They felt they did not have consistent access to healthy food and households with children were especially hit hard when the pandemic took hold,” she said. “The estimate is that 50 percent of families have experienced some food insecurity.”

Dolan told the board that LIFT-Up has seen an increase in food-distribution services of 400 percent, noting that in January and February 2021, the nonprofit served 1,440 and 701 families, respectively. These figures are down from the peak in April 2020, when LIFT-UP served 3,390 families.

“They’ve pivoted to a drive-through system and will continue to do it that way for the foreseeable future,” she told the commissioners.

In February, Food Bank of the Rockies partnered with LIFT-UP to help provide food for families from Aspen to Parachute. It served 589 families from a mobile site at Rifle Middle School, and another 409 at a similar site at Glenwood Middle School.

“They really stepped up to help meet increased food demand in the region,” Dolan said.

Locally, Meals on Wheels saw an increase in services of six percent in 2020 and delivered 75 “blizzard bags” that contain 48-hours of shelf-stable food during storms in December. Shelfstable foods are also being delivered to people who have tested positive for COVID-19, providing them with food supplies that won’t spoil and will be available until they are well again.

“This is to help people who don’t have the support of family or friends,” Dolan explained. “We provide them with those food boxes as well as some supplemental foods. We have partners in this process who have taken on the some of the responsibilities of delivering food and helping with other needs, like rental assistance and the like.”

WIC has seen its caseload increase by 10 percent during the pandemic and is making referrals to community partners for rent assistance, COVID testing and vaccinations for clients and their family members. Staff has also been providing breast milk pumps and handing out Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to clients.

Dolan added that local school districts are also partnering to provide families with food, ensuring that students have enough to eat.

“The districts have been impressive in pivoting their models to provide food to remote learners, as well as in-person learners,” she said. “They are providing grab-and-go meals for numerous cohorts of students, while serving kids in multiple locations, and many times breakfast and lunch. They are really hustling to get food out to the kids.”

More information on food security is available at garfield-county.com.

Public Health partnerships help promote nutrition