FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...
DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico
A second outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported at a workplace in Durango, but health officials say the risk to the public is virtually nonexistent. Brian Devine with San Juan Basin Public Health...
DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Colorado grows, state leaders and health agencies are ramping up their efforts to educate the public about the importance of wearing a mask and avoiding large...
DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News
DENVER – Hospitalizations in Colorado for COVID-19 have begun to increase for the first time in months, while the state’s rate of positive coronavirus test results has jumped since the first week...
DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News
FARMINGTON – A staff member of the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center was possibly exposed to COVID-19, prompting the city of Farmington to reassign staff members to cover the center’s programs. “Our...
DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico
It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...
DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News
Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” has spent most of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with his family in his home near the Pine River in Bayfield. When...
DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News
Southwest Health System is offering antibody testing to determine whether a person has had COVID-19. The testing is available to anyone and begins July 8. Testing locations are at the main...
DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths. A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of...
DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News
An Independence Day parade organized by Bayfield residents marched down East Mill Street on Saturday morning, after the town government canceled the official Fourth of July parade earlier this...
DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, OR if you develop fever, cough, and shortness of breath, follow these instructions. These instructions are for people who have been told to isolate or who are voluntarily isolating due to symptoms.
How long does it last?
What else should I do?
Stay home, except to get medical care.
Monitor your symptoms
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
If possible, wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets, and before you enter a health care provider’s office.
If you are not sick, but think you may have been exposed (in close contact with someone) who is sick, follow these instructions. These instructions are for people who have been told to quarantine, or who are voluntarily quarantining because they have a household member or close contact that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath.
How long does it last?
What else should I do?
Stay home, or in your same location, except to get medical care.
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who are sick or have been exposed to people who are sick. This can include people who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as people who have not been tested but have the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath). Generally, as long as the site is suitable, a person’s residence is the preferred setting for quarantine and isolation, according to the CDC.
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who are sick or have been exposed to people who are sick. This can include people who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as people who have not been tested but have the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness
of breath). Generally, as long as the site is suitable, a person’s residence is the preferred setting for quarantine and isolation, according to the CDC.
There is an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel or new coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, China in early December 2019. This means that before this current outbreak, people had never experienced or been made sick by this virus. Cases have been detected in a number of countries, including the United States, with cases confirmed in Colorado.
**Colorado is experiencing limited community spread of COVID-19, meaning people are becoming infected and the source could not be identified. Learn more here. With community spread, the everyday precautions below and prevention for higher risk people becomes crucially important.
There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are many everyday actions you can take to protect yourself from getting COVID-19. These are the same actions that can protect you from getting any respiratory illness.
With the increased spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), social distancing, or an effort to reduce close contact between people and slow community transmission of the virus has become an increasingly vital strategy to fight the disease.
Social distancing is particularly important in protecting vulnerable populations from getting sick with COVID-19. This includes older adults, people with cardiac or lung illness, and people with diabetes.
Social distancing steps:
Social distancing is particularly important in protecting vulnerable populations from getting sick with COVID-19. This includes older adults, people with cardiac, lung, or kidney disease, and people with diabetes. People at higher risk should take action now to be prepared for this virus if there is an outbreak in their community. For people at higher risk, preparing means being ready to stay at home as much as possible if there is an outbreak in the community and paying extra attention to everyday actions like staying away from sick people, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding crowds.
Community interventions such as closures of public agencies, buildings, school, ski areas, libraries, and events are ways to create social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Through these closures, local public health officials, elected officials, school superintendents, and businesses owners are prioritizing the protection of the health of local residents and visitors. We also need your help in these efforts. Everyone’s daily preventive actions are important in reducing spread to people who may experience more severe illness.
Together, we can make a difference by committing to responsible choices that will best support our resilient community.
If you are at higher risk (including older adults and people with serious medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes) of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:
Since COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about the virus, the current understanding about how it spreads is largely based on what is known about similar respiratory illnesses.