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San Juan Basin Public Health update, May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

The FDA has authorized emergency use of the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about the importance of vaccinating this demographic, and how it can better protect the general population as more variants of the virus continue to be found in Colorado.

 

San Juan Basin Public Health Update, May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Colorado is one of the states currently leading with high cases of COVID-19, causing Governor Jared Polis to amend and extend its mask order. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about how this affects Southwest Colorado. 

San Juan Basin Public Health update, April 26, 2021

Apr 26, 2021

Three in five Coloradans currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are under the age of 60. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about why that number is so high, and how her department is tackling it regionally.

 

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San Juan Basin Public Health is the first public health department in Colorado to offer accurate rapid COVID-19 tests to their communities. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has more. 


San Juan Basin Public Health Update, April 19, 2021

Apr 19, 2021

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has turned over the Covid-19 response from state public health orders to local public health departments. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health about what that means for Southwest Colorado. 

 

San Juan Basin Public Health Update, April 12, 2021

Apr 12, 2021

Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that the state is in it’s 4th wave of COVID-19. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, of San Juan Basin Public Health about what this wave means for Southwest Colorado.


San Juan Basin Public Health Update, April 5, 2021

Apr 5, 2021

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Southwest Colorado. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about the increase in cases, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis extending the statewide mask mandate.

San Juan Basin Public Health update, March 29, 2021

Mar 29, 2021

Southwest Colorado is leading the state with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as Colorado is opening up vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older on Friday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health for their weekly COVID-19 update. 

 

 

  

Over two million Coloradans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, with over 30% of La Plata and Archuleta County residents having had their first dose. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about further vaccine distribution, concerns about spring break travelers, and remaining cautious as the best plan for vaccinating children is determined. 


The number of people in Southwest Colorado that are testing positive for the variants of COVID-19 are increasing. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about what this uptick in cases means for the region.

  

  

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Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, received a national award from the American Medical Association on Monday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports. 


Thousands of Southwest Colorado residents received the Covid-19 vaccine this weekend. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about the success of the local vaccination events, and the need to stay vigilant to protect in-person learning at schools across the region. 

  

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has confirmed that a variant of COVID-19 has been found on Tribal lands after sequencing the laboratory sample from an individual who recently died. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about what this confirmed case means locally in fighting the pandemic.


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Southwest Colorado is leading the state in getting vaccines out to their communities. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about that success and some of the challenges they’re still currently facing. 


Many local teachers, early childhood educators, and Southern Ute Indian Tribal members and employees were vaccinated in the last several days. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about how the vaccine rollouts are going, and if they're expected to protect against new variants of COVID-19 found in the U.S.


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There have been frequent adjustments to Colorado’s vaccine rollout as it has progressed, including new changes to the state Covid-19 Status Dial, moving our region to "blue". KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon about what the new metrics mean for Southwest Colorado.

  

  

Governor Jared Polis announced an updated Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan for Colorado on Friday. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about how that plan will be implemented regionally.


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As the new White House administration takes over, KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, of San Juan Basin Public Health about what new federal guidelines around COVID-19 means for local public health officials.

They also discuss the Community Vaccination Project, a successful local volunteer effort that vaccinated over 300 residents for Covid-19 over the weekend.

  

  

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reporter Sarah Flower and Liane Jollon from SJBPH had their weekly conversation about Covid-19. Honoring Dr. King's legacy, they addressed how racism is also a public health issue and how the intersection of racism and a global pandemic has exploited the inequalities that have come with COVID-19.

Their discussion also touched on Jollon's response to a local group recently showing up at her home to protest state Covid-19 restrictions.

  

 

 

 

Public health officials across the country are scrambling for enough COVID-19 vaccine to accommodate the needs of their communities.  KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about how the vaccine rollout is progressing in Southwest Colorado.

 

 

  

  

 

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A Durango restaurant defied public health orders and continued to offer in person dining (until Monday morning 12/7), despite going against the state's Level Red Severe Risk of COVID-19 transmission guidelines. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about this violation and why they’re enforcing it now.


A Durango restaurant defied public health orders and continued to offer in person dining (until Monday morning 12/7), despite going against the state's Level Red Severe Risk of COVID-19 transmission guidelines. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about this violation and why they’re enforcing it now.


The days and weeks following Thanksgiving are generally some of the busiest for businesses and holiday shoppers. This year, local stores are quieter due to COVID-19 restrictions. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health to talk about balancing the economy and public health.


Thanksgiving week is upon us and public health officials across the country are urging people not to gather with friends or family outside of their immediate household. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about ways to share time with others safely this Thanksgiving.


La Plata County has seen over 200 positive COVID-19 cases in the last 5 days. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about this increase and how to help slow the spread of the virus.


An increase in COVID-19 cases in La Plata County can be traced back to social gatherings around Halloween. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about this recent spike.


  

La Plata County's daily number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached its peak this week. Reporter Sarah Flower spoke with San Juan Basin Public Health's Lianne Jollon about the alarming number of cases in the community, and the need to aggressively slow the spread of infection.

 

Positive COVID-19 cases are increasing swiftly in Southwest Colorado, as they are around the country. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about this situation, and more for their weekly update.


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