COVID-19 UPDATES
The purpose of this page is to keep the Tamarron community updated with regard to the coronavirus outbreak as it pertains to Durango in general and Tamarron in particular. Everyone should be aware that this is a very fluid situation, and this web page should not be used as a substitute for official information from health care professionals and governmental agencies.
 
Monday, August 29th
          Confirmed cases in La Plata county (Durango):   14,637
          Confirmed cases in Archuleta county (Pagosa Springs):   3,245
          Confirmed cases in Montezuma county (Cortez):   6,904
          Confirmed cases in San Juan county, NM (Farmington):   46,746
          Confirmed cases in Colorado:   1,627,006
          Number of deaths in Colorado:   13,876

The chart below shows the incidence of new COVID-19 cases in La Plata County
beginning in March of 2020. This chart will be updated periodically.
Click on the chart to view the latest numbers on the SJBPH website.
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      Information for La Plata (Durango) and Archuleta (Pagosa Springs) counties can be obtained through San Juan Basin Public Health. Click here to view their website.
      More information can be obtained through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Click here to visit their website.
   
     There is a great deal of misinformation regarding this situation circulating throughout the internet. SJBPH urges everyone to get their information from responsible and reliable health care professionals and official governmental sources.
Notices & Information
SJBPH Notice ~ Free Community COVID-19 Testing
SJBPH Notice ~ COVID-19 Prevention
August 16th ~ SJBPH Notice ~ FDA and CDC Approve COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots for Immunocompromised Individuals
August 23rd ~ SJBPH Notice ~ FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
December 30th ~ SJBPH Notice ~ First Case of Omicron Variant Confirmed in La Plata County
March 1st ~ SJBPH Public Health Advisory

Notice from San Juan Basin Public Health on Friday, January 14th

COVID-19 Vaccine Notification

January 14th, 2022

 

This week SJBPH is reporting more positive cases and transmission of COVID-19 than any time during the nearly two-year pandemic. With the recent surge in cases due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, SJBPH urges all eligible residents who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot to get one right away. Receiving a booster dose is the best protection to lessen the chance of serious illness, hospitalizations and death.

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to all community members ages 5 and up. Residents under the age of 18 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine at this time. Last week, the CDC and FDA released updates to booster eligibility for adults and minors. All community members ages 12 and up may receive a booster 5 months after completing the Pfizer vaccine. People ages 18 and up may receive a booster 5 months after completing the Moderna vaccine. For adults who received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, the timeline for booster eligibility is two months. Minors are only eligible for the Pfizer booster.

 

FDA and CDC also recommend that moderately or severely immunocompromised 5–11-year-olds receive an additional third dose of the Pfizer vaccine 28 days after their second shot.

 

SJBPH and Jogan Health offer a wide range of clinics with boosters of all three vaccines available in Archuleta & La Plata counties.

 

La Plata County

 

La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Avenue, Durango

 

Archuleta County

 

Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs

 

Pagosa Springs Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs

 

More Info

 

  • Advance registration is strongly encouraged, walk-ins welcome

  • First and second doses are always available for residents who are not fully vaccinated

  • Youth ages 5 to 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. For 5- to 11-year-olds, select a clinic marked “Pediatric Pfizer”

  • The vaccine is free / no photo ID is required

  • Additional locations and providers are available on the SJBPH website: sjbpublichealth.org/covid-19-vaccine/.

  • For questions about vaccine types, safety, and eligibility: 1-877-268-2926

Mixing Vaccine Types

 

  • The FDA and CDC approve eligible individuals can “mix and match” to get a different vaccine type for their booster than the vaccine they originally received.



  • The FDA and CDC have studied this approach thoroughly and deemed it to be safe and effective. Studies are ongoing as to which combination of vaccine types provides the highest level of antibodies and immunity, although early indications are that a booster of the mRNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer) may provide the highest antibody levels.

Public Health Precautions Remain Critical

 

SJBPH urges everyone to continue following these important public health precautions:

 

  • Wear a well-fitting and high quality mask in public places and when gathering indoors.

  • Be mindful of higher-risk activities, such as singing or gathering in larger groups.

  • Avoid crowds and indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors.

  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Testing is still an important part of a responsible COVID protocol, regardless of the size of the gathering.

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.

 

Important Scheduling Information

 

  • If you can’t open the scheduling links, please try using a different web browser. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer, try using Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

 

  • You will be required to remain 15 – 30 minutes after vaccination for observation to monitor for reactions to the vaccine.

 

  • If no appointments are available, they have either been filled, the provider is currently out of vaccine, or the provider has not received their shipment yet.

 

  • Please do not make multiple vaccine appointments at different providers.

 

  • Phone numbers are listed for anyone who needs additional assistance or does not have email or computer access.

 

  • There is no cost for vaccination. No ID required.

 

SJBPH website: https://sjbpublichealth.org/

Durango Herald and Other Online Articles
Friday, August 27 ~ Durango School District tightens meeting protocols after audience fails to comply with COVID-19 rules
Thursday, September 2 ~ San Juan Basin Public Health announces vaccine clinics
Thursday, September 2 ~ San Juan County, Colorado, records first COVID-19-related death
Thursday, December 30 ~ La Plata County records first case of omicron
Friday, January 14 ~ Mercy ICU over capacity for several months, doctor says
Saturday, January 22 ~ Eleven organizations urge precautions as omicron rages on
Monday, July 18 ~ Coronavirus spikes in Southwest Colorado, but vaccines reduce severity