Covid-19 Weekly Update

Mar 19, 2021 | Covid-19

Information shared from Grand Country Public Health

Vaccine Update

Since Grand County Public Health (GCPH) and its partners began administering COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, over 5,300 shots have been given in Grand County.  We have and are continuing to work our way through Phases 1A, 1B.1, 1B.2, and 1B.3 of Colorado’s vaccine distribution plan.  

Grand County’s Individual Vaccine Registration Form has been, and continues to be, a useful tool that local providers use when making vaccine appointments.  Since  its creation on 1/6/21, over 6,300 people have registered on the form with over 3,800 of them being in the 60+ year old population.  We know that many of the eligible individuals on our list have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine either from a local provider or a provider outside the county; however, tracking those individuals on the master registration form has proven difficult due to the sheer number of registrants.  GCPH and its partners want to ensure that no one falls through the cracks that has been eligible (1A, 1B., 1B.2, 1B.3) and has NOT received at least one dose.   

To better assist us in narrowing down those individuals 60 years of age or older still needing and wanting COVID-19 vaccine, we have created a new form for them to complete.  If you are one of these individuals, please complete this form:

If you are in any other phase, including Phase 1B.4, we ask that you please continue to complete the Individual Vaccine Registration Form at:  

Grand County Public Health and its partners will continue to work through the vaccine distribution phases as quickly as our vaccine supplies allow.  If you are in Phase 1B.4, please note that  it may take a couple weeks for us to work through this phase and get everyone vaccinated.  GCPH and our partners ask for your patience as we work through our lists of all eligible persons and businesses.  

A Year in Review

March 14, 2021 marked the one year anniversary of Grand County’s Emergency Declaration for COVID-19.  March 14, 2020 was also the date that the Grand County COVID-19 Response Team gathered at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the first time.  Since that day one year ago, Grand County has experienced many highs and lows related to COVID-19.  With the increased distribution of vaccines occuring right now, we have the opportunity to move towards normalcy.

To recap on the past year, Grand County and its partners:

  • Organized a Grand County COVID-19 Response Team that included over 60 personnel from many entities across the county working collaboratively to address COVID-19 in the county.
  • Investigated over 1,300 positive cases among residents, and 119 positive non-resident cases.
  • Worked collectively with town and county leaders, as well as business and chamber representatives, to implement eight sector-specific playbooks.
  • Reviewed and approved nearly 175 local events.
  • Performed over 6,000 free antigen tests at our weekly antigen testing sites.
  • Administered over 5,300 COVID-19 vaccine doses. 
  • Worked diligently everyday, including weekends, to promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and visitors.
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