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

Public Health guidance for planning events in Garfield County

Spring and summer are busy seasons for event planners in Garfield County. Event organizers must complete the appropriate forms 30 days prior to hosting an event. An event is defined as an activity that is open to the public, for approximately 40 people or more. Garfield County Public Health has updated the event coordinator guidance with the latest COVID-19 measures and restrictions.

Current event measures in place

  • Face coverings are required in all settings, indoor or outdoor
  • Organizers are responsible for ensuring that social distancing and mask wearing occur
  • Size limits depend on the current COVID Dial Level and are subject to change

Event coordinator required forms

Outdoor events
Outdoor events guide includes: Outdoor receptions, events, fairs, rodeos, non-critical auctions, concerts, outdoor markets, or other outdoor venues not covered in other guidance where these guidelines and adherence to physical distance can be maintained.

Indoor events
Indoor events guide includes: Receptions, events, concerts, non-critical auctions, theaters, trade shows, or other indoor venues not covered in other guidance documents where these guidelines and adherence to physical distance can be maintained.

This guidance does not apply to activities covered under guidelines for restaurants, houses of worship, personal recreation, or outdoor recreation.

Events that can fully follow the restaurant guidelines for the entire event may operate as a restaurant and follow those guidelines and capacity restrictions. This means that parties are seated, there are no shared activities, and any performers are at least 12 feet from patrons if wearing masks (25 feet if unmasked). Please see the restaurant guidance for more details.

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Guía para planificar eventos en el Condado Garfield

La primavera y el verano son temporadas ocupadas para planificadores de eventos en el Condado Garfield.  Los organizadores del evento deben llenar los formularios correspondientes 30 días antes de organizar un evento.  Un evento se define como una actividad abierta al público para aproximadamente 40 personas o más. Salud Pública del Condado Garfield ha actualizado la guía para coordinadores de eventos con las últimas medidas y restricciones de COVID-19

Medidas para Eventos vigentes

  • Se requieren cubiertas faciales en todos los entornos, interiores o exteriores
  • Organizadores son responsables de garantizar que se produzca el distanciamiento social y el uso de cubrebocas
  • Límites de tamaño dependen del Nivel del Marcador COVID vigente y están sujetos a cambios

Formularios Requeridos de un Coordinador de Eventos

Evento al Aire Libre Guía para eventos al aire libre

Incluye: recepciones al aire libre, eventos, ferias, rodeos, subastas (no críticas), conciertos, mercados al aire libre u otras actividades al aire libre que no se cubren en otros documentos de orientación donde el cumplimiento y guía sobre la distancia física se pueden mantener. 

Eventos en Interiores Guía de eventos en interiores

Incluye: recepciones, eventos, conciertos, subastas (no críticas), teatros, ferias comerciales u otros lugares cerrados y no cubiertos en otros documentos de orientación donde se pueden mantener guías y cumplimiento de la distancia física.

Esta guía no se aplica a las actividades cubiertas por las normas para restaurantes, lugares de culto (Iglesias), recreación personal o recreación al aire libre.

Eventos que pueden seguir completamente las normas para restaurante para todo el evento pueden operar como restaurante y seguir las normas y restricciones de capacidad. Esto significa que personas están sentadas, no hay actividades compartidas y los intérpretes/artistas están al menos a 12 pies de los clientes si usan cubrebocas (25 pies si no usan cubrebocas). Consulte la guía para restaurantes para más detalles.

Public Health guidance for planning events in Garfield County

GCPH: COVID-19 weekly summary – March 16, 2021

One year with COVID, Phase 1B.4 opens, spring break predictions, variant updates

One year with COVID

Sunday, March 14 marks one year since the first reported case of COVID-19 in Garfield County. Nearly 14 cases per day for a total of over 5,300 cases of the virus have been reported over the course of the year. The hospitals cared for hundreds of patients and tragically, 39 people lost their lives. There is a light at the end of the tunnel with close to 17,000 people (nearly 30% of the Garfield County population) having at least one dose of vaccine.

Masks and distancing continue be very important. Though vaccines are leading the news, public health is still working on cases of new people contracting and spreading COVID and investigating active outbreaks. This is a critical moment where everyone must continue protective measures a little longer to allow time for all groups to be vaccinated.

Vaccine Phase 1B.4 opens Friday, March 19

  • Anyone age 50+
  • People with high-risk conditions
  • Frontline essential workers and continuation of operations for state government and continuity of local government. *See further details on the state vaccine webpage
  • Find out when and where to be vaccinated on the Garfield County vaccine page
  • Following 1B.4, the vaccine will be open to the general public

Spring Break estimates show 40% of visitors to ski towns will come from Texas

The state recently provided local public health agencies with an update on spring break 2021. The state is expecting a large volume of visitors coming to Colorado. The data included a breakout of visitors to ski areas by state. Leading the visitors with 40 percent is Texas. States with lifted mask and occupancy restrictions have health officials concerned that spring break could bring spikes in cases if current prevention measures are not followed.

*If you are planning on traveling for spring break, be sure to check the CDC travel guide:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for the latest info and travel advice.

Variant update

  • 8 confirmed cases with the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant in Garfield County, 2 under investigation
  • 3 confirmed B.1.427/429 (CA) variant in Garfield County

CURRENT STATS – these come from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE

Geographic areaTotal casesCurrently hospitalizedDeathsRecovered
Global119,773,122Not Available (N/A)2,651,75467,839,451
United States29,432,95240,212534,841N/A
Colorado436,6023265,98923,003
Garfield County5,338N/A39 ConfirmedN/A
Eagle County5,297N/A22N/A
Pitkin County2,134N/A4N/A
Mesa County13,5271412213,360

*This number represents patients discharged in the state

Cases since last week

  • 73 cases reported/added 3/8-3/14, for a rolling average of 10.4 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 (3/8 – 3/14)

One-week cumulative incidence rate:

Monday: 61.5
Tuesday: 63.2
Wednesday: 66.5
Thursday: 66.5
Friday: 94.4
Saturday: 103.0
Sunday: 114.7

Test positivity, one-week period:

Monday: 2.3%
Tuesday: 2.3%
Wednesday: 2.4%
Thursday: 3.1%
Friday: Not recorded
Saturday: 4.0%
Sunday: 4.4%

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):

Monday: 12
Tuesday: 12
Wednesday: 12
Thursday: 11
Friday: 11
Saturday: Not recorded
Sunday: 12

VACCINATIONS

*Last week nearly 6,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were distributed last week in Garfield County. We are awaiting updated numbers from our vaccinating partners. Approximately 2,900 doses are anticipated to be distributed this week for first and second doses in the county.

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Resumen semanal sobre COVID-19

15 de marzo, 2021

Un año con COVID, se abre Fase 1B.4, predicciones para vacaciones de primavera, actualizaciones de variantes

Un año con COVID

El domingo, 14 de marzo, se cumple un año desde el primer caso reportado de COVID-19 en el Condado Garfield.  Se han reportado casi 14 casos por día para un total de más de 5,300 casos del virus en el transcurso del año. Cientos de pacientes fueron atendidos en nuestros hospitales y trágicamente 39 personas perdieron la vida. Pero hay esperanza con más de 17,400 personas recibiendo al menos de una dosis de vacuna.

Cubrebocas y distanciamiento siguen siendo muy importantes.  Aunque las vacunas encabezan las noticias, salud pública aún está trabajando en casos nuevos de personas que contraen y propagan COVID e investiga brotes activos.  Este es un momento crítico en el que todos deben continuar con medidas de protección un poco más para dar tiempo a que todos los grupos se vacunen.  

Empieza Vacunación para la Fase 1B.4 el viernes 19 de marzo

  • Cualquiera de 50 años o más
  • Personas con condiciones de alto riesgo
  • Trabajadores esenciales de primera línea y continuación de operaciones para el gobierno estatal y local.  * Ver más detalles en la página web estatal de vacunas
  • Encuentre cuándo y dónde puede vacunarse en la página de vacunas del Condado Garfield.
  • Después de 1B.4, la vacuna estará abierta al público en general.

En las vacaciones de primavera, se estima que un 40% de visitantes de Texas vendrán a Ciudades de esquí   

Recientemente, el estado facilitó a agencias locales de salud pública una actualización sobre las vacaciones de primavera del 2021.  El estado espera un gran volumen de visitantes lleguen a Colorado.  Los datos incluyeron un escape de visitantes a áreas de esquí por estado. A la cabeza de visitantes, en un 40%, estaba Texas.  Estados que quitaron restricciones de cubrebocas y de ocupación, tienen a funcionarios de salud preocupados que las vacaciones de primavera puedan traer picos en casos si no se siguen medidas de prevención vigentes.

*Si planea viajar durante las vacaciones de primavera, consulte la guía de viajes de los CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html para obtener información reciente y consejos a viajeros.

Actualización de Variante

  • 8 casos confirmados con la variante B.1.1.7 (Reino Unido) en el Condado Garfield, 2 bajo investigación
  • 3 variantes B.1.427/429 (CA) confirmadas en el Condado Garfield

ESTADÍSTICAS ACTUALES: provienen de Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE

Área GeográficaTotal de CasosActualmente HospitalizadosMuertesRecuperados
Global119,773,122  No Disponible (N/A)2,651,75467,839,451
Estados Unidos29,432,95240,212534,841N/A
Colorado436,6023265,98923,003
Condado Garfield5,338N/A N/A
39 Confirmados
Condado Eagle5,297N/A22N/A
Condado Pitkin2,134N/A4N/A
Condado Mesa13,5271412213,360

*Este número son pacientes dados de alta en el estado

Casos desde la semana pasada

  • 73 casos reportados/agregados 3/8-3/14, para un promedio continuo de 10.4 casos por día.

Muertes

  • 39 confirmadas relacionadas por COVID-19
  • 2 muertes ocurrieron entre los casos de COVID-19; se determinó que fueron causadas por COVID-19
  • 0 bajo investigación   
  • 0 muertes nuevas reportadas desde la semana pasada

INFORMACIÓN DEL INDICADOR ESTATAL (3/8 – 3/14)

Incidencia de una semana:

lunes: 61.5
martes: 63.2   
miércoles: 66.5
jueves: 66.5
viernes: 94.4
sábado: 103.0
domingo: 114.7

Positividad de prueba, periodo de dos semanas:

lunes: 2.3%
martes: 2.3%
miércoles: 2.4%
jueves: 3.1%
viernes: no registrado
sábado: 4.0%
domingo: 4.4%

Hospitalizaciones, días con hospitalizaciones estables o en bajada (últimos 14 días):

lunes: 12
martes: 12
miércoles: 12
jueves: 11
viernes: 11
sábado: no registrado
domingo: 12

VACUNACIONES

* La semana pasada se distribuyeron casi 6,000 dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 en el Condado Garfield. Estamos esperando números actualizados de nuestros colegas de vacunación.

GCPH: COVID-19 weekly summary – March 16, 2021

Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 weekly summary

New CDC guidance for vaccinated people, currently in phase 1B.3, large vaccine shipments, 8th Amended Public Health order

CDC news, vaccinated people can meet in private settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after last shot) can safely resume in private settings:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

*All people (vaccinated or not) still need to wear masks and remain distanced when out in public.  Garfield County is beginning to see a few cases of vaccinated people contracting COVID-19. Vaccinated people can still get COVID, but symptoms are less severe. If an unvaccinated person in your home contracts COVID, even vaccinated members of the household should isolate from the ill person.

The good news is that Garfield is seeing declining hospitalizations due to high vaccination rates in our most at-risk population and has not had a COVID death since February 7.

Garfield County following state vaccine phase guidance: currently in 1B.3

  • Anyone age 60+, people with two or more chronic conditions (of those listed) and grocery store workers, may make a vaccine appointment.
  • Find when and where you can be vaccinated on the vaccine page.
  • Mid to late March the state hopes to expand to phase 1B.4.
  • Following 1B.4, the vaccine will be open to the general public.

5,910 doses of vaccine to arrive in Garfield County this week

The 5,910 doses of vaccine are for both first and second dose clinics. Garfield County is in phase 1B.3 and following the states phasing. A number of providers including Valley View and Grand River are hosting vaccine clinics this week.

State issues Eighth Amended Public Health Order

The state updated the COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order. Garfield County has issued a press release on how the most recent changes affect the county in Level Blue.

CURRENT STATS – these come from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE

Geographic AreaTotal CasesCurrently HospitalizedDeathsRecovered
Global116,720,811Not Available (N/A)2,591,26466,013,361
United States28,714,25941,401524,935N/A
Colorado435,7623265,98623002
Garfield County5,265N/A39 ConfirmedN/A
Eagle County5,207N/A20N/A
Pitkin County2,051N/A4N/A
Mesa County13,4441711913,164

*This number represents patients discharged in the state

Cases since last week

  • 39 cases reported/added 3/1-3/7, for a rolling average of 5.6 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 (3/1 – 3/7)

One-week incidence:

Monday: 109.7
Tuesday: 114.7          
Wednesday: 104.7
Thursday: 109.7
Friday: 96.4
Saturday: 91.4
Sunday: 68.1

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):

Monday: 13
Tuesday: 13
Wednesday: 13
Thursday: 13
Friday: 13
Saturday: 13
Sunday: 12

Test positivity, two-week period:

Monday: 3.4%
Tuesday: 3.1%
Wednesday: 2.7%
Thursday: 2.8%
Friday: 2.9%
Saturday: 2.8%
Sunday: 2.6%

VACCINATIONS

 Valley ViewGrand    River HealthMountain Family    Health CenterGarfield County    Public HealthLong    Term Care FacilitiesTotals
Vaccine Administered11,1615,0852,0202241,39519,885
1st Dose6,1903,1601,58513480711,876
2nd Dose/fully vaccinated4,9711,925435905888,009
70+ – 1st dose2,2341,32642772 4,059
70+ fully vaccinated2,027100028555 3,367
65-69 yrs. – 1st dose1,15528341451 1,903
65-69 yrs. fully vaccinated7822835135 1,151

*Numbers are from reporting agencies. There may be other entities administering vaccine that do not report to Garfield County.

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Resumen semanal sobre COVID-19

8 de marzo, 2021

Nueva guía de los CDC para personas vacunadas, actualmente en fase 1B.3, grandes envíos de vacunas, Modificación de la Octava Orden de Salud Pública

Noticias de los CDC, personas vacunadas pueden reunirse en reuniones privadas

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) emitieron su primeras recomendaciones sobre actividades que personas que están completamente vacunadas contra COVID-19 (dos semanas después de la última inyección) pueden reanudar de manera segura reuniones privadas:

  • Visite a otras personas completamente vacunadas al interior sin usar cubrebocas o distanciamiento físico
  • Visite a personas no vacunadas de un solo hogar que tengan un riesgo bajo de contraer la enfermedad grave COVID-19 al interior sin usar cubrebocas o distanciamiento físico
  • Absténgase a cuarentena y a pruebas después de una exposición conocida si es asintomático

* Todas las personas (vacunadas o no) aun necesitan usar cubrebocas y permanecer distanciadas cuando estén en público. El Condado Garfield empieza a ver algunos casos de personas vacunadas que contraen COVID-19. Las personas vacunadas aún pueden contraer COVID, pero los síntomas son menos graves. Si una persona no vacunada en su hogar contrae COVID, incluso los miembros del hogar vacunados deben aislarse de la persona enferma.

La buena noticia es que Garfield está experimentando una disminución de hospitalizaciones debido a las altas tasas de vacunación en nuestra población de mayor riesgo y no ha tenido una muerte por COVID desde el 7 de febrero.

Condado Garfield sigue la guía estatal de la fase de vacunas: actualmente en 1B.3

  • Personas de 60 años o más, personas con dos o más complicaciones crónicas (aquellas enlistadas) y trabajadores de supermercados, pueden hacer cita para vacunas
  • Encuentre cuándo y dónde puede vacunarse en la página de vacunas.
  • De mediados a finales de marzo, el estado espera expandirse a la fase 1B.4.
  • Después de 1B.4, la vacuna estará abierta al público en general.

5,910 dosis de vacunas llegaran al Condado Garfield

Las 5,910 dosis de vacuna son para clínicas de vacunación para la primera y segunda dosis. El Condado Garfield está en la fase 1B.3 y sigue la fase de transición del estado. Varios proveedores, incluidos Valley View y Grand River, están organizando clínicas de vacunación esta semana.

El Estado emite la Octava Orden de Salud Pública modificada

El estado actualizó la Orden de Salud Pública del Marcador COVID-19. El Condado Garfield ha emitido un comunicado de prensa sobre cómo los cambios más recientes afectan al condado en el Nivel Azul.

ESTADÍSTICAS ACTUALES: provienen de Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE

Área GeográficaTotal de CasosActualmente HospitalizadosMuertesRecuperados
Global116,720,811  No Disponible (N/A)2,591,26466,013,361
Estados Unidos28,714,25941,401524,935N/A
Colorado435,7623265,98623,002
Condado Garfield5,265N/A N/A
39 Confirmados
Condado Eagle5,207N/A20N/A
Condado Pitkin2,051N/A4N/A
Condado Mesa13,4441711913,164

*Este número son pacientes dados de alta en el estado

Casos desde la semana pasada

  • 39 casos reportados/agregados 3/1-3/7, para un promedio continuo de 5.6 casos por día.

Muertes

  • 39 confirmadas relacionadas por COVID-19
  • 2 muertes ocurrieron entre los casos de COVID-19; se determinó que fueron causadas por COVID-19
  • 0 bajo investigación   
  • 0 muertes nuevas reportadas desde la semana pasada

INFORMACIÓN DEL INDICADOR ESTATAL (3/1 – 3/7)

Incidencia de dos semanas:

lunes: 109.7
martes: 114.7 
miércoles: 104.7
jueves: 109.7
viernes: 96.4
sábado: 91.4
domingo: 68.1

Hospitalizaciones, días con hospitalizaciones estables o en bajada (últimos 14 días):

lunes: 13
martes: 13
miércoles: 13
jueves: 13
viernes: 13
sábado: 13
domingo: 12

Positividad de prueba, periodo de dos semanas:

lunes: 3.4%
martes: 3.1%
miércoles: 2.7%
jueves: 2.8%
viernes: 2.9%
sábado: 2.8%
domingo: 2.6%

VACUNACIONES

 Valley ViewGrand    River HealthCentros de Mountain Family     Salud Pública del Condado GarfieldCentros de Cuidados a Largo PlazoTotales 
Vacunas Administradas11,1615,0852,0202241,39519,885 
1era Dosis6,1903,1601,58513480711,876 
2nda Dosis/completamente vacunados4,9711,925435905888,009 
70+ – 1ra Dosis2,2341,32642772 4,059
70+ completamente vacunados1,15528341451 1,903
65-69 años – 1ra Dosis1,022261945 1,382
65-69 años completamente vacunados7822835135 1,151

*Números son de agencias que nos reportan.  Podrían existir otras agencias administrando vacunas que no se reportan con nosotros.

Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 weekly summary