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Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

    The PCPHE Department notes the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.87% (goal is <5%). This is down from 8.49% last week.  There have been 19 cases in the past seven days and 58 cases in the past fourteen. The majority of the cases in Prowers County are in the 30-39 years of […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update, December 15, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update, December 15, 2021

  The seven-day Test Positivity Rate for COVID-19 cases in Prowers County is 4.87% (goal is <5%). This is down from 8.49% last week according to the December 15th update from the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department. There have been 27 cases reported in the past seven days of which seven had received […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment-December 8, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment-December 8, 2021

    The seven day Test Positivity rate is 8.49% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.07% last week.  There have been 54 cases noted in the past seven days of which six had been vaccinated and 99 cases over the past 14 days of which 16 persons were vaccinated. There have been 2,003 […]

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of December 1, 2021, the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.07% (goal is <5%). This is up from 7.06% last week.  There have been 45 cases in the past seven days with 10 vaccinated and 84 cases in the past […]

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE - November 23, 2021

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE – November 23, 2021

  The Prowers County, seven-day test positivity rate has dropped from 9.88% last week to 7.06% for the current week, according to figures from the Prowers County Department of Health and Environment. There have been 39 cases reported in the past seven days of which three persons had been vaccinated and there were 90 cases […]

Council Approves Land Purchase

Council Approves Land Purchase

    The Lamar City Council approved buying two, twenty-foot parcels of land adjacent to the property at 1002 North Main Street.  During a prior meeting on November 8th, the council expressed its willingness for the purchase, but tabled the matter pending receipt of the contracts from a potential business developer and a review by […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update, November 17, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update, November 17, 2021

  COVID-19 cases are increasing for another week according to the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  Cumulative cases have climbed by 51 to 1,865 from the previous week of 1,814 and hospitalizations are up the same time period by 16, now to 136.  Deaths from people who tested positive for COVID-19 increased […]

School Mascot Meeting Cancelled

School Mascot Meeting Cancelled

    The Lamar Re-2 School Board had been planning since this past July, for a meeting with the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, hoping for direction on maintaining the name for the Savages at the Lamar High School.  Superintendent Chad Krug said the board had learned at the literal last minute the Commission cancelled […]

COVID-19 Update, Week of November 10, 2021 – PCPHE

COVID-19 Update, Week of November 10, 2021 – PCPHE

  The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reports the Test Positivity Rate for COVID-19 cases has dropped to 10.49% from 14.03% rate from last week.  The number of cases reported in the past seven days from November 3rd is 76 with seven being vaccinated and 137 cases have been reported in the […]

COVID-19 Prowers County Public Health and Environment - November 3, 2021

COVID-19 Prowers County Public Health and Environment – November 3, 2021

  Colorado is now 5th in the nation for rate of COVID-19 infections! Southeast Colorado has very high case rates which would have put us in Stay at Home at this time last year! Colorado hospitals are hitting capacity which limits care for those who have non-COVID 19 related injuries or illness. 80% of people […]

Service Line Update for Prowers Medical Center

Service Line Update for Prowers Medical Center

Press Release (Lamar, CO) October 28, 2021 – On August 30, 2021, the Colorado Board of Health passed an emergency rule that requires licensed health care facilities to develop and implement a policy and procedure to ensure 100% of their employees, direct contractors, and support staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As a health care facility, […]

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council received an update on the workforce housing program which will construct 60 new houses for essential workers in six southeastern Colorado communities.  During the October 25th meeting, John Fulton, representative for Southern Colorado Economic Development District, said these are pre-sold homes which will be made available first, to those […]

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2021

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update – October 20, 2021

    CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are current active outbreaks in Prowers County! See  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data. It is updated on Wednesdays. PCPHE will announce any outbreaks that put the public at risk. The seven-day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 11.36% in the past week (goal is <5%). This is up from 6.01%from last week, ending October 13th.  […]

Prowers County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing Mandates for Masks/Vaccines

Prowers County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing Mandates for Masks/Vaccines

Press Release: A RESOLUTION OPPOSING COLORADO HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNOR OF COLORADO MANDATES REQUIRING INDIVIDUALS TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 AND REQUIRING INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR MASKS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.   WHEREAS, on October 4, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners of Prowers County declared a local public health and economic emergency resulting from the […]

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

  COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week Ending October 13, 2021 The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported the number of COVID-19 cases increased from 1,513 from last week to 1,553 over the past seven days.  Hospitalizations increased from 109 to 113 and deaths remained unchanged at 28. The seven-day Test Positivity […]