COVID-19

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    Long COVID and its treatment

    Among the more distinctive — and troubling — features of COVID-19 is the persistence of symptoms after individuals have recovered from the initial novel coronavirus infection. Formally called post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2, the condition has become more commonly known as “long COVID” or “long-haul COVID”; patients sufferingread more →

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    GarCo report: Bracing for 2022

    The Garfield County Commissioners tackled yet another week’s agenda. As a reminder, all public meetings are available to stream online, during or after-the-fact, at https://www.garfield-county.com/

    COVID update

    For this month’s COVID update, Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long invited Dr. David Brooksread more →

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    The cost of choice

    On Aug. 30, the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-1 in favor of a mandate requiring that medical personnel be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 31. In turn, Valley View Hospital gave its employees until Oct. 1 to receive a vaccine.

    The minutes from the Aug.read more →

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    Waiting for GarCo vaccination rates to rise

    In mid-August, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued new metrics to Colorado’s private and public schools to support in-person learning and minimize classroom quarantines.

    One of the metrics issued by the CDPHE at the county level was: “Counties with a 70% orread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Why am I cracking up now?

    By Paula Mayer.

    We have all seen the news and read the papers: interpersonal violence and mass shootings over the last few months are escalating. At the same time, Garfield County Overall Covid-19 Score is green and 45% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated (garfield-county.com). On May

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    To persons reluctant to vaccinate ...

    By George Bohmfalk

    I am a retired neurosurgeon. Like over 95% of physicians, I received a vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as I could. I had only a very brief reaction, feeling tired and a little sore for about 24 hours. Now I feel very safe and secure…

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    Legislature considers county health boards bill

    A proposed bill was introduced to Colorado’s House of Representatives that would restrict active county commissioners from serving concurrently on county health boards. This is significant for Garfield County’s Board of Health (BOH) which solely consists of the three county commissioners.

    House Bill (HB) 21-1115 was introduced on Feb.… read more →

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    A look inside: local schools one year into pandemic

    Few will forget the tumultuous week of March 9, 2020. Americans had witnessed cases of COVID-19 rapidly proliferate across the country and around the world. On March 10, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency after the presence of COVID was confirmed in Colorado. The outbreak was designated a global… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Una mirada íntima: escuelas locales en año de pandemia

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Poca gente se olvidará de la impactante semana del 9 de marzo del 2020. Americanos presenciaron los casos de COVID-19 proliferando rápidamente a través del país y alrededor del mundo. El 10 de marzo, el gobernador Polis declaró un estado de emergencia después de que la… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - February 25, 2021

    Illuminated
    Light the Night with Love shined brightly, bringing community members, artists, youth and sponsors together to spread joy and laughter. Carbondale Arts believes this is crucial as we maneuver through what, we hope, are the final months of strict COVID regulations. The event was safe and creative and… read more →