15 new cases of COVID

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RBC I There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospital admission reported between July 12-19, bringing the total reported cases in the county to 700. It is likely there have been other cases that were not reported in individuals who were not tested or were asymptomatic.

According to the Rio Blanco County Public Health Department, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading, primarily among the unvaccinated. At this time, 37.3% of eligible county residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose.

Walk-in vaccination clinics (no appointment necessary) are available in Meeker and Rangely for the general public age 12 and up. Public Health can also facilitate on-site clinics for businesses and organizations on request. 

In Meeker:

Fairfield Center (200 Main St.) Walk-In:

Moderna (18 and up): Thursdays 12-5:30 p.m.

Pfizer (12 and up): Fridays 2-4 p.m.

Please call 970-878-9520 with any questions.

In Rangely:

Public Health Walk-In (101 E. Main across from the library):

Moderna (18 and up): Thursdays 12-5:30 p.m.

Pfizer (12 and up): By appointment only. Please call 970-878-9525 with questions or to schedule Pfizer dose.

*Pioneers Medical Center is currently offering walk-in clinics for Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccine on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon or 2-4 p.m.

 Testing:

Testing for COVID-19 is recommended for all symptomatic individuals (please see CDC website for list of symptoms), and all individuals who are exposed to a known case. If you have no symptoms, but have been exposed, it is advised to test 5-7 days after your last known exposure, or as soon as possible after you begin to develop symptoms. 

In Rio Blanco County, free antigen and/or molecular testing is available by appointment for all citizens at both Meeker and Rangely Public Health. We also perform travel and pre-surgical testing.