Masks Still Required in Saguache Today
Mandate in Place Until May 4
According to a press release distributed to media outlets on April 20 by the Director of the Saguache County Office of Emergency Management Bobby Woelz, “masks are required in public indoor spaces,” in Saguache County.
Saguache County continues to follow the State of Colorado’s statewide Mask Order (Executive Order D 2021 079). This state-wide Mask Order is in effect through (at least) May 4, 2021.
Based on recent COVID-19 case numbers in Saguache County, masks are required in public indoor spaces where 10 or more unvaccinated individuals or individuals of unknown vaccination status are present. Masks are also required in: schools, childcare centers, indoor childrens’ camps, public-facing government facilities, healthcare settings, personal care services like hair salons, congregate care facilities, prisons, and jails.
Masks are required to enter any Saguache County government building. Visitors and employees are required to maintain 6-foot physical distance. Temperature checks and health screening questions will continue
Saguache County continues to follow the State of Colorado’s “Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors guidelines” which allows for 50% maximum capacity indoors in restaurants and bars.
If you have questions about the mask order, see this fact sheet or call Saguache County Public Health at 719-655-2533.
Public Health Update – Upcoming Clinics
SAN LUIS VALLEY – In addition to regular ongoing COVID-19 vaccinations available through hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and public health agencies, there are some special events coming up.
On Friday, April 23, there will be a vaccination clinic at Sargent School. Moderna vaccine will be available as second doses for those who received their first dose a month ago, for other adults age 18 and over, and for agricultural workers. There will also be a limited number of Pfizer vaccines available. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for teens age 16-17. To register call (719) 852-3322.
On Saturday, April 24, SLV Health will offer Moderna vaccines from 8:00 a.m. to noon at 1921 Main St. in Alamosa. Registration will help to ensure that the appropriate amount of vaccine will be available. To register, call (719) 587-1355 or go to slvrmc.org. If you have been unable to work in a vaccine due to a Monday through Friday work schedule, this is a great opportunity.
On Friday, April 30, the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, in partnership with several community members, will host a vaccine clinic from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Moderna vaccine will be available at this clinic to serve those age 18 and above. The location is 1110 10th St. in Alamosa. Register by calling (719) 470-1131. Walk-ins will also be welcome as long as vaccine supplies allow. If you need transportation, ask about that when you call to register.
For more local data and other information, including information about current mask requirements, please see www.slvphp.com. There are currently 78 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley. County-specific active case counts are listed below.
Alamosa County -37
Conejos County – 15
Costilla County – 0
Mineral County – 0
Rio Grande County – 12
Saguache County – 14
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested through our regular testing providers:
Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990
SLV Health Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9
Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 4 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)