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Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, Prowers County is offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, capital, equipment, […]

Quick-time, Drive-thru Flu Vaccination

Quick-time, Drive-thru Flu Vaccination

    Getting a flu vaccine at the Prowers County Health Department only takes a few minutes. Department staff is offering the convenience at the Prowers County Fairgrounds, due, in part, to COVID safety precautions. The next vaccine clinics will be held on October 14th and 20th from 10am to 3pm. Drivers enter off Savage […]

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 […]

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis, using a series of Executive Orders extended the order requiring the wearing of face masks for anyone over the age of 11 in public places until October 12, 2020, D 2020 190. Polis declared a disaster emergency on March 10, 2020 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in […]

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Rules and Guidance for County Election Officials

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Rules and Guidance for County Election Officials

  DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has prepared and issued election rules and guidance for county clerks as well as other election stakeholders outlining suggested procedures for conducting the November 3 General Election during the COVID-19 national health crisis. The rules and guidance address the various operational provisions to assure the safety […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID Update:  September 2, 2020

PCPHE Weekly COVID Update: September 2, 2020

  Total cumulative COVID-19 cases are up to 87 for Prowers County with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. The age breakdown of cumulative cases shows twelve cases for ten and under age group, eleven each for 10-19 and 20-29, nine each for 30-39, 50-59 and 60-69 with fourteen for 40-49, seven for 70-79 and five […]

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment August 26, 2020 OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 2 Prowers County Fair, 5 cases linked. Testing offered to possibly exposed community members. Eagles, 5 cases, closed for cleaning, members and employees linked (4 Prowers, 1 Bent) Resolved: #1. McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. #2. […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

    (DENVER) – Today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced Colorado’s application for the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program was approved and the Department has now begun a system reprogramming effort to administer the new benefits. On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order […]

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cumulative cases are at 70 with four hospitalizations and no deaths. The two week Cumulative Incidence Rate is listed as Very High. Prowers has had 149.03 cases per 100,000 people, or 18 total new cases in the past two weeks. The Two Week Average Positivity rate is listed as High. Prowers has an average positivity […]

COVID-19 Impacting Lamar Middle School-/-8-18-2020

COVID-19 Impacting Lamar Middle School-/-8-18-2020

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/17/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. A Lamar Middle School student, who is a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case, has become ill and testing is pending. Due […]

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) – Press Release – August 11, 2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. A third outbreak has been identified in Prowers County at The Lamar Eagles Lodge. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14-day period. Currently 5 people have tested positive. 4 are […]

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

I am sorry to tell you the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will not host an Oktoberfest event this year.  With everything that is going on, we thought it was best to just wait till next year and have a huge one. We encourage everyone to go and support your local retailers and businesses. Thank you […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

  Prowers Medical Center staff continue to evaluate and adjust their responses to the pandemic scenario in the county and those measures were among the agenda topics during the board of director’s meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd. The COVID-19 Community Testing Protocol and Preparedness Plan was presented to the board for approval by PMC Quality […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]