Category Archives: Baca County

COVID-19 Update – 8-25-2020

There are two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Baca County. Those involved have been notified and under quarantine as well as others that were in contact with these positive cases. This brings the total number of cases in Baca County from the onset of COVID reporting (March 2020) until today, August 27, 2020, to 17.

Care Act Helps Provide Funding For Baca County

The Baca County Public Health Agency has funding available to ​assist people with rent, mortgage and utilities payments. This program is set up for one-time use for residents of Baca County.​ ​ To be eligible for benefits you must be at or meet the 200% of the federal poverty line, as determined by the federal Office of Management and Budget. Proof of income, identification and residency is required.

Questions? please call Baca County Public Health Agency at 523-6621 and ask for Maria for more information or schedule an appointment for application and assistance​.

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COVID-19 Update 8-3-2020

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8/3/2020 Baca County COVID-19 Update:  New Positive Baca County Case

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New COVID-19 positive case

Baca County Public Health Agency was notified of one new laboratory confirmed case in Baca County.

Out of respect for patient privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

  • The patient
    • Is a resident of Baca County
    • Traveled out of the state and was in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
    • Self-isolated at home upon finding out they were exposed.
    • Was placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.
    • Did not have any close contacts 48 hours prior to becoming symptomatic.
    • age:  80’s
    • Is recovering.
  • TOTAL Baca County Cases: 15
  • Depending on report timing, BCPHA’s totals may not exactly reflect CDPHE’s totals on their website (Here is the website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/case-data)
    • Scroll down until you see the Colorado map, and then select “Case Counts” from the dropdown box on the upper right side of the map.

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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/cdphe

COVID-19 Update – 6-24-2020

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6/24/2020 Baca County COVID-19 Update:  New Positive Baca County Cases

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New COVID-19 positive case

Baca County Public Health Agency was notified on 6/23/2020 that there is are two new laboratory confirmed cases in Baca County.

Out of respect for patient privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

  • The patient
    • Is a resident of Baca County.
    • Was placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.
    • Close contacts have been placed in quarantine.
    • age:  50’s
    • Is recovering.
  • The patient
    • Is a resident of Baca County.
    • Was placed in isolation after receiving the positive test result
    • Close Contacts have been placed in quarantine.
    • Age: 60’s
    • Is recovering.

Baca County case numbers updatesOur current COVID-19 case counts for Baca County are as follows (as of the time of this writing Friday, 6/24/2020):

  • 9- Laboratory Confirmed
  • 5- Presumptive Positive Cases
  • TOTAL Baca County Cases: 14

 

  • Depending on report timing, BCPHA’s totals may not exactly reflect CDPHE’s totals on their website (Here is the website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/case-data)
  • Scroll down until you see the Colorado map, and then select “Case Counts” from the dropdown box on the upper right side of the map.

Colorado numbers updates: (Note: this summary only includes data through 4 pm on 6/22/2020 and does not reflect cases since then)

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COVID-19 Information

Baca County Public Health office is stilling offering free vaccine clinics.  Our next scheduled vaccine clinics; is Friday, February 11 and 18, 2022 from 8:00 to 12:00, it will be at Baca County Public Health Office, also we will be offering pediatric Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5-11 years.  We still have some flu vaccines available. Testing is still available every Monday in the parking lot of Southeast Colorado Hospital (373 East 10th Avenue, Springfield). We are now offering free COVID testing at the Baca County Public Health Office, we will being providing testing on Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30am to 9:30am.  We would ask that people call ahead to make an appointment.

Baca County Public Health Agency will be offering free KN95 and Surgical Grade Masks, we will give each individual five (5) free mask per month, as long as supplies are available.

  1. FDA Gives Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Full Approval:  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, which will now be marketed under the brand name Spikevax, for people ages 18 and older. This approval marks the second COVID-19 vaccine to receive this designation, following the full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on August 23rd, 2021. For more information, please see the first attachment.
  2. State Updates and Extends Public Health Order (PHO) 21-02:  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has extended Public Health Order 21-02, concerning access to care. The PHO requires providers to do all they can to provide all eligible individuals with therapeutics and will be valid until March 1, 2022.  Updates to this PHO include the following:
  3. State Updates and Extends Public Health Order (PHO) 21-02:  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has extended Public Health Order 21-02, concerning access to care. The PHO requires providers to do all they can to provide all eligible individuals with therapeutics and will be valid until March 1, 2022.  Updates to this PHO include the following:
  4. Removed monoclonal antibody therapies not currently authorized by FDA, added therapeutic options to include COVID-19 oral antivirals and another monoclonal antibody therapy;
  5. Amended the order to include currently authorized COVID-19 therapeutics (monoclonal antibody therapies and oral antivirals);
  6. Amended reporting requirements to weekly for sotrovimab and daily for Evusheld, molnupiravir, and Paxlovid;
  7. Amended to include specific eligibility criteria for each of the monoclonal antibody therapies and oral antivirals; &
  8. Added language to allow for other medical conditions other than those specifically listed as potential high risk indicators for severe COVID-19 disease.

You can access the 3rd amended PHO here:  PHO21-02.013122 (1).pdf – Google Drive

  1. Test To Stay School Testing Program:  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently launched an additional school testing program that will supplement testing resources, help students and staff continue in-person learning after contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and reduce the burden on parents.  For more information, please see the second attachment and/or visit this website:  Test to Stay COVID-19 School Testing Program | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
  1. CDPHE Spanish Language COVID-19 Website:  Home- Español | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
  2. Ayuda En Espanol (Spanish Language Assistance):  Para ayuda en Espanol, habla con Debbie Jaramillo en 719-383-3040 por favor (For help in Spanish, please call Debbie Jaramillo at 719-383-3040).

  1. Mask Information
  1. Locations where masks are given to the public for free:  Where to get free KN95 and surgical grade masks | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
  2. Website where facilities can order masks for free distribution:  Mask Order Form Community Partners (google.com)

Guidance for wearing masks:  Guidance for wearing masks | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Baca County Public Health Agency has been notified that we have seventy (50) new laboratory confirmed cases, from December 31, 2021 to February 4, 2022 in Baca County.  Out of respect for patient’s privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

The patients:

Are residents of Baca County.

Have been placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.

Close contacts are being contacted and will be placed in quarantine.

Baca County case numbers: 

(March 11, 2020 to present) total COVID cases are seven hundred eighty-two (782). Other Baca County information is as follows (Friday February 4, 2022) @3:55pm.

Total count for the week of February 4, 2022; 50 cases

*  Current hospitalizations:                    0

*  Deaths:                                              8

CDPHE’s numbers on their website is showing 737 cases. Here is the website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.

Veteran’s Memorial

Thank you to Baca County Commissioners, District 2, and Maintenance Department for working so hard improving the courthouse grounds, removing dead foliage, and for making the Veteran’s Memorial on the northeast corner of the courthouse festive by the added touch of flowers for the spring/summer months.  Also, thank you to the Town of Springfield’s Utilities Department for replacing burned out lights in the area.  We are so glad to see the added enhancement on the “V” so that it may stand out to further honor the local veterans of Baca County.