PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE – November 2, 1010

The San Luis Valley’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases as of November 2, 2020 is 784. Our region has had 133 newly reported cases in the past 2 weeks. We continue to have local people hospitalized with COVID. There were 15 local COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the month of October. This does not include patients who were transported out of the region for hospital care. 

Thank you to those in our community who have given so much care and respect to one another during this difficult year. Public Health is working long and hard to keep up with the necessary case investigations and contact tracing for the identified cases. We need everyone to do their part to turn this around so that individuals, families, our businesses, and our communities can get through this and thrive. That will happen best if we can pull together and do the things that we each can do. 

We know you’re tired of hearing it. We’re tired of saying it, too. But until it is no longer necessary, we will keep up the reminders: Avoid gatherings, wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands. Stay home when you can, especially if you are vulnerable. If you have been around someone who has COVID, do the right thing and quarantine for 14 days after your exposure, even if you don’t feel sick. Some people who have the virus don’t show symptoms, but they can still pass it to others. 

The SLV currently has 131 known active COVID-19 cases.

Alamosa County- 68

Conejos County – 19

Costilla County – 8

Mineral County – 0

Rio Grande County – 20

Saguache County – 16

Numbers are updated weekdays at

To pursue testing for COVID-19, or for medical questions, call;

  • Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990
  • SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9 
  • Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 9 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)

The Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) offers community-based crisis counseling, help with disaster coping strategies, education, and more. Get information at or call 719-587-5673. 

For general (non-medical) SLV COVID-19 related questions:, 719-480-8719 

November 2, 2020

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