COVID-19 numbers in RBC as of Dec. 14

COVID-19 statistics for Rio Blanco County released as of Tuesday, Dec. 14 from RBC Public Health:

Cases reported in the last 14 days: 74
New hospitalizations in the last 14 days: 6
Meeker Active: 35
Rangely Active: 16
Total Cases to Date: 1,359
Total Hospitalized: 120 (8.8% of reported cases)
Vaccination rates: Approximate percent of eligible population (now 5 and up) vaccinated with at least one dose: 44.9%
Total reported breakthrough cases among vaccinated people in RBC: 105. Of those, nine have been hospitalized.
Total Deaths: 10

According to RBC Public Health: “Overall decrease in case incidence rate and hospitalization rate this week with continued widespread community transmission. Anticipated increase after holidays and variant emergence. Influenza present in NW region with no reported hospitalizations.”

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. Testing is now available without an appointment, drive-up at the following times at public health in Meeker and Rangely:

*Testing schedules subject to change due to staffing shortages. Changes will be reflected immediately on our voicemail message and website (rbc.us), along with physical signage at test sites. Thank you for your understanding.

Meeker: Monday-Friday 10-11 a.m., Thursdays ONLY 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rapid tests not available on Thursdays. We will be closed for testing on Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31.

Rangely: Monday-Thursday 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays ONLY 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rapid tests not available on Wednesdays. By appointment only on Fridays.

Please see the following link for information about Colorado’s at-home testing program: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-testing-at-home

VACCINATIONS

Vaccines are available to general public age 5 and up. Moderna, Pfizer (12 and up) and Pediatric Pfizer (5-11) for COVID-19 and Flu available at all clinics – All insurance accepted for flu vaccines. INSURANCE NOT REQUIRED.

Walk-In Clinics (no appointment necessary)

Meeker: Thursdays, 12 – 5:30 p.m. (Meeker Public Health Office)
Rangely: Thursday, 12 – 5:30 p.m. (Rangely Public Health Office)

Drive Through Clinics (no appointment necessary)

Meeker: Mondays (2nd and 4th), 4:30 – 6 p.m., Fairgrounds
Rangely: Thursdays (2nd and 4th), 4:30 – 6 p.m., parking lot at Library and Public Health

*Drive through clinics now extended through December.

Other Clinic Locations and Times

Pioneers Medical Center Walk-In Clinic: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. (Johnson and Johnson and Moderna available)

COVID-19 Boosters

Booster doses are now available for anyone in Colorado over the age of 16, as long as six months have passed since initial MRNA series or two months since initial J&J dose.

For more information please call: Meeker, 970-878-9520 and Rangely, 970-878-9525