San Juan Basin Public Health

Andrea Zeiner

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.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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.


courtesy of Sheila Casey

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.

  

 

 

 

Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Rural hospitals face different challenges when it comes to fighting COVID-19 and executing the rollout of vaccines. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Dr. Rhonda Webb, CEO of Pagosa Springs Medical Center about how they’re faring at this point in the pandemic.


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.

 

 

  

  

 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 cases are on the decline in Colorado in recent weeks. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Brian Devine, deputy incident commander for COVID-19 at San Juan Basin Public Health about the importance of keeping up safety precautions for the New Year's holiday and the coming weeks. 

  

  

 

Public health officials across the country are urging people to stay at home this holiday season. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Brian Devine, deputy incident commander for COVID-19 at San Juan Basin Public Health about how to gather safely.


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.


New cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in La Plata and Archuleta Counties. In response, San Juan Basin Public Health issued this press release on November 17:

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.


La Plata County moves to Safer at Home Level 2, effective today, October 26, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about what changes need to be made, and how that will help to slow the spread of COVID-19. 


In order to reduce community transmission and slow a rise in cases that threatens our school learning models and our local economy, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are moving La Plata County to Safer at Home Level 2 as of Monday, October 26, 2020. 

As many are gearing up for Halloween this year, Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health speaks with KSUT’s Sarah Flower about how to celebrate safely. 


COVID-19 cases are increasing across the states of Colorado and New Mexico. KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about this increase and recent outbreaks in La Plata County. 

 

As COVID-19 spreads within the White House, KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, from San Juan Basin Public Health for a local perspective on how the virus affected the nation's highest office. 


San Juan Basin Public Health Department is reporting the first outbreak of COVID-19 in Archuleta County. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:

 


La Plata and Archuleta Counties are moving into Stage One status of the Safer-at-Home dial established by the State of Colorado. KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about that distinction and how it affects these counties:


San Juan Basin Public Health

Colorado has released a new Safer At Home Dashboard Dial for counties to assess how to reopen. KSUT's Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about these metrics and how it applies to Southwest Colorado.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

It's day 4 of KSUT's fall membership drive, and it's Pagosa Springs Day! We'll be drawing for our Day Prizes, this evening at 6:

• a Wolf Creek Peak Power Pass ($963 value)

• Two massage and soak passes to Overlook Hot Springs

• Four soak passes to Overlook Hot Springs

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