18 COVID cases, 2 hospitalized

 RBC I The COVID-19 weekly update as of Monday, Aug. 2, is as follows. 

Total Cases to Date: 734 

Meeker Active: 15 

Rangely Active:

Current Hospitalized RBC:

Total Hospitalized: 59 


Approximate percent of eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose (now 12 and up): 38.7% 

Hospitalization Rate: 15% 

According to RBC Public Health, “We are continuing to see a high rate of community spread of the Delta variant with low vaccination rates county-wide. We are reporting six total vaccine breakthrough cases at this time.” 


The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to the general public ages 12 and up in Rio Blanco County. Walk-in clinics will be available each week (no appointment needed). On-site clinics for businesses and organizations can also be scheduled. 

In Meeker: 

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

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

Please call 970-878-9525 with any questions. 

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


Please be advised that 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. 

Meeker: 970-878-9520 

Rangely: 970-878-9525 

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