The Montezuma County Public Health Department is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 response by transitioning away from contacting residents who have tested positive. Individual case interviews are no longer necessary to understand disease transmission or risk factors. As of July 1, the Health Department has begun focusing efforts on managing COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk settings such as long-term care and assisted living facilities, the homeless shelter, and correctional facility.
Montezuma County residents who test positive for COVID-19, have a suspected exposure to COVID-19, or have questions about COVID-19 may still reach out to the Montezuma County Public Health Department at 970-565-3056 to speak directly with a Registered Nurse. Patients who test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms should isolate for a minimum of 5 days.
All residents, especially those who are considered high-risk, are encouraged to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.