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Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

  Prowers County was rated Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial. The Dial order is no longer in effect as 0f Thursday, April 15, 2021. On Friday, April 16, 2021 the state issued a new and much less restrictive order. PCPHE will not issue additional more restrictive local orders unless hospitalizations increase significantly. TESTS: 7-day […]

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County continues to decline according to the February 22nd report issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  There was only one new case registered between February 16th and 4pm on the 22nd.  There have been six cases over the past 14 days.  […]

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

  ARPA Retires its Power Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds Series 2010: ARPA directed UMB Bank, its bond trustee, to retire ARPA’s 2010 Bonds effective January 15, in the amount of $15,066,966. The retirement of the Bonds will reduce the Authority’s annual debt service by $1.23 million and was instrumental in ARPA’s ability to implement […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

    There have been 986 COVID-19 cases for Prowers County to date with 47 cumulative hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those people who tested positive for COVID-19. The demographic breakdown shows the highest incidents of the pandemic in the 30-39 age group at 150 cases. The next highest, from ages 60-69 is 140 cases. […]

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

  The first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine will provide 46,800 vaccine doses. These vaccines will go to health care workers who are treating COVID-19 patients. These workers have been on the front lines since the beginning of the pandemic and are directly exposed to COVID-19 as part of their job. Protecting the people who […]

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

    Prowers County has registered 223 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon, November 3rd, 2020, according to PCPH&E. There have been 12 hospitalizations and 11 deaths associated with the pandemic. The county’s Positivity rate is at 17.01%, up from 11.63 the week prior. The goal is a minimum of 5%. 389 tests […]

COVID-19 Climbing in Prowers County; Level 2 Restrictions to be Enacted

COVID-19 Climbing in Prowers County; Level 2 Restrictions to be Enacted

  The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department has reported the county, as of Tuesday afternoon, October 27th, 2020, has 179 cumulative cases of COVID-19, with twelve persons hospitalized and three deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The majority of the total cases are those in the 40-49 age group followed by […]

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

  All six southeast Colorado counties are listed as those who are limited on gatherings under the “Safer at Home” status. This order affects 59 out of 64 in Colorado. People should not congregate in groups larger than ten and from no more than two separate households. Most recent statistics indicate one third of the […]

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

  PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 10/19/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience. There are several new developments in our efforts to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 131 cases (we were at 98 a week ago!) Lamar Estates is […]

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today discussed the state’s response to COVID-19 and the state’s plan to distribute the vaccine once one is made available. The Governor was joined by Jill Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, Chief Medical Officer, and Diana Herrero, CDPHE, Interim […]

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment September 23, 2020 The cumulative total for Prowers County is now at 94 cases with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. Kiowa County has just posted its first covid case, a sixty-plus year-old female who is under observation at home and is doing well. The Covid cases […]

Holly Postpones Landfill Closing to November

Holly Postpones Landfill Closing to November

    The Holly town landfill may have more lives than a cat! The Trustees were to consider closing the landfill by Saturday, September 5th during their monthly meeting and move forward with an alternative plan for refuse collection and disposal. The concerns over opening or closing have always revolved around customer costs and trying […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is proud to partner with Prowers Medical Center and High Plains Community Health Center (HPCHC) to continue to provide a COVID-19 community testing site in our area.  A person should call their healthcare provider if they have any of the following symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days […]