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PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.51% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.58% from last week.  There have been fourteen cases in the past seven days and 42 cases in the past fourteen days. Of this week’s positives, 2 were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.  ALL of the hospitalizations and deaths in Prowers County […]

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

    Crowley County has the lowest percentage figures for people having received full COVID-19 vaccinations as of September 7th, according to the CDC and numbers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The weekly report shows Las Animas County with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated persons at 52.57% of the […]

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

    Although there are no Covid outbreaks in Prowers County, the health department reported an increase in the Test Positivity Rate from last week, up now at 9.58% (goal is <5%). This is up from 5.79% from last week. There have been 28 cases in the past seven days and 45 cases reported in […]

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

  The COVID-19 Delta Variant has been identified in Prowers County.  The sequenced case numbers are updated at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.  Sequencing takes several weeks so results are delayed. There are multiple quarantines of school students in Prowers County.  We are absolutely committed to making all the recommendations we can to keep our kids in-person for learning.  […]

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

    The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County is at 1,328 with 97 hospitalizations (up 2) and 24 deaths (up 1) as of August 17, 2021 for those who tested positive for Covid-19. The Test Positivity Rate is down slightly from last week’s report at 5.44% with a goal of <5%. There […]

PCPHE COVID-19 Update for August 11, 2021

PCPHE COVID-19 Update for August 11, 2021

  To date, there have been 1,310 cases resulting in 95 hospitalizations and 23 deaths, an increase of one. TESTS The seven-day average Test Positivity rate for August 11, 1021 is 5.44% (goal is <5%). This is down slightly from 5.58% from last week.  There have been four cases in the past seven days and […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

COVID-19 Cases Start to Increase for Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Start to Increase for Prowers County

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Weekly Update for August 3, 2021. TESTS The seven-day Test Positivity rate increased over the past week to 5.58%. This is up from 3.69% from last week.  The goal is <5%.  There have been seventeen cases in the past seven days and 25 in the past fourteen.  […]

Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s efforts to get more Coloradans vaccinated. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist. “Colorado, like the rest of the country, is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, largely due to the highly contagious Delta […]

Lamar School District RE 2-Returning to School: Entry Plan 2021-2022

Lamar School District RE 2-Returning to School: Entry Plan 2021-2022

August 2, 2021 Governor Polis decided to end the remaining health emergency executive orders on July 8, 2021. Accordingly, as the school year is set to begin, information follows for the Lamar School District. No publication can be expected to address every question and it is important to recognize that such planning is subject to […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

    The seven-day test positivity rate is 3.69% and the goal is <5%. This is up from 0.9% from last week.  There were eight cases in the past seven days and ten cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County. Demographic breakdown:  the 30-39 age […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

  The weekly Test Positivity Rate for Prowers County Covid cases is as of July 21st, 0.90%, up from 0.44% last week.  The number of hospitalizations has climbed slightly to 90 with 1,281 cases reported.  There have been two cases in the past two days and four cases reported in the past fourteen days.  There […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

    TESTS: The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.44% (goal is <5%). This is down from 0.91% 2 weeks ago.  There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County! NEWS: WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS: […]