Category Archives: Public Health

New COVID Cases – October 27, 2020

Baca County Public Health Agency has been was notified that we have two (2) 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 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 thirty-five (35).  Other Baca County information is as follows (as of the time of this email, Tuesday October 27, 2020):

  • Positive cases:                   35
  • Hospitalizations:                 2
  • Current hospitalizations :    0
  • Deaths:                            0

Depending on report timing, BCPHA’s totals will not exactly match CDPHE’s totals on their 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.

COVID-19 Update 10-14-2020

There are six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Baca County. Parties involved have been notified and under quarantine as well as others that were in contact with this positive case. This brings the total number of cases in Baca County from the onset of COVID reporting (March 2020) until today, October 14, 2020, to 24.

Free Flu Shot Clinic

Thanks to the Baca County Board of Health we are able to offer a Flu Clinic on October 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Clinic will take place at the Baca County Resource Center. It is available to anyone over the age of 18 (no children) at NO COST.

Appointments are not needed; however, social distancing is necessary (separated by a minimum of six feet) and everyone should be wearing a face mask over their nose and mouth. Temperatures will be taken at the entrance; if you are feeling ill, running a fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, etc. stay home! A limited number of the high dosage vaccine will be available for those over the age of 65. Call the Baca County Health Nurse office at 719.523.6621 if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Update 9-2-2020

There is one new case of COVID-19 reported in Baca County. Parties involved have been notified and under quarantine as well as others that were in contact with this positive case. This brings the total number of cases in Baca County from the onset of COVID reporting (March 2020) until today, September 2, 2020, to 18.

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​.

Download: Flyer for Cares Act Funds

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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