25 new COVID-19 cases

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A CDPHE vaccine bus provided free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer shots Monday, July 26 at Meeker Town Hall (345 Market Street.)  Anyone who received a vaccine dose was entered to win a $100 Walmart gift card.

RBC I As of Monday, July 26, there were 25 new COVID-19 cases in the county in the last week. There were four new hospital admissions in the last week (July 18-25) and two were still hospitalized as of Monday. According to the RBC Public Health Department, approximately 20% of new COVID-19 cases require hospital admission. 

Approximately 37.7% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of vaccine. Rio Blanco County ranks 56th in the state for vaccination rates. 

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. 


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