San Juan Basin Public Health is now reporting the number of positive cases of COVID-19 identified at local testing sites from non-residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties.
Data can be found on SJBPH’s data dashboard and provides insight into the prevalence of non-resident COVID-19 transmission.
Since June 1, SJBPH has tracked six non-resident cases of COVID-19 in Archuleta County, and three non-resident cases in La Plata County.
As tourism destinations, both Archuleta and La Plata counties are seeing an influx of visitors from potential hot spots, including Texas, Arizona and Utah. With the additional non-resident data, SJBPH stresses the importance of locals and visitors taking strong precautions against the spread of the virus, such as social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing hands frequently.
Both counties are in the bottom 20% of Colorado counties in cases per capita, despite high growth rates in neighboring counties.
As Fourth of July approaches, SJBPH urges all local residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations to remain vigilant to reduce spread of COVID-19 by adhering to public health guidelines.
For more information, visit www.sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus.