Category Archives: COVID-19

Vaccine Clinic – March 26th, 2021

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, and the state of Colorado, will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic in the Minnick Building at the Baca County Fairgrounds, with the assistance of multiple volunteers. The clinic will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Those receiving the first dose on February 19th can receive their 2nd dose between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  After 10:00 a.m., the clinic will open to anyone in an eligible category to receive their first dose.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section will be completed when you arrive at the clinic. If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532.

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Screening Form

Baca County COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic

On Friday, February 19, Baca County held a very successful mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19. The event took place at the Fairgrounds in the Minnick Building beginning at 8:30 am for those involved in education. It then was opened up to all that qualify by 9:00 am. The entire morning ran very smoothly which could only happen because of great collaborative planning and coordination.

The teamwork between Baca County Public Health, Baca County Emergency Management, Baca County Sheriff’s Department, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Southeast Colorado Hospital EMS, Baca County Maintenance, Southeast Health Group, our Regional Partners as well as numerous volunteers allowed approximately 130 Baca County residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Teamwork and having partners you can depend on and trust, proves that living in Baca County is truly a blessing.

The team is planning on hosting another mass vaccination clinic for those who need their 2nd dose as well as for all who are eligible to receive the vaccination on Friday, March 26. More details will be coming out soon.

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Screening Form

DIAL – Risk Level Yellow

Baca County will move back to yellow starting February 6, 2021 @9:00am. Please see attached chart. The state van providing FREE covid testing will return next Monday February 8, 2021. It will be here in Springfield on Monday February 8tht from 1000 to 2:00. The van will be located in the parking lot between the clinic and the ER at SE Colorado hospital (373 E.10th Ave Springfield, CO 81073).

Download: Dial 2.0 FAQ

Baca County COVID-19 Vaccinations

Baca County can now provide vaccinations for COVID-19.  We are currently in Phase 1 (Winter) for vaccinations; and only for 1A or 1B individuals. These include people who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period; long-term care facility staff and residents; healthcare workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g., home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS; firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services; and people age 70 and older.  If you do not fall into one of these categories, we hope to be able to expand our availability by late February.

For Baca County residents that want more information or to schedule a time to be vaccinated, call Cami Cohoon at Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic 719.523.6221; Walsh Medical Clinic 719.324.5253; or the Commissioner’s office 719.523.6532.  For information regarding when you may be eligible for the vaccine, please see the flyer provided by the state of Colorado.

Download: County Covid-19 Vaccinations

COVID Update – January 22, 2021

Baca County Public Health Agency has been was notified that we have nine (9) new laboratory confirmed cases 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 a 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 to present) current COVID total cases are two hundred forty-two (251). Other Baca County information is as follows (Friday January 22, 2021 @ 4:45am):

Positive case:                    251
Hospitalizations:                 14
Current hospitalizations       0
Deaths:                                2

COVID Update – January 14, 2021

Baca County Public Health Agency has been was notified that we have 14 new laboratory confirmed cases 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 a 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 to present) current COVID total cases are two hundred eighteen (218). Other Baca County information is as follows (Wednesday January 13, 2021 @ 3:00pm):

  • Positive case: 218
  • Hospitalizations: 14
  • Current hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 1

Depending on report timing, BCPHA’s totals almost match CDPHE’s totals on their website. It is showing 212 cases. Here is the website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/case-data.