COVID-19 weekly update: June 21–27, 2021

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  • New reported cases, June 21-27: 6
  • New hospitalizations: 1
  • Total Cases to Date: 648
  • Meeker Active: 9
  • Rangely Active: 6
  • Current Hospitalized RBC: 4
  • Total Hospitalized: 49
  • Deaths: 4

RBC | Rio Blanco County now has seven confirmed cases of the Delta variant B.1.617.2, with the expectation that this is now the dominant strain prevalent in our communities. We are still experiencing a high rate of hospitalizations and emergency room visits, with a higher rate of individuals experiencing more severe symptoms. First time vaccination rates increased slightly last week.

VACCINATION

Vaccines are now available to the general public ages 12 and up in Rio Blanco County by appointment. Please call to schedule first dose or booster in Meeker: 970- 878-9520; Rangely: 970-878-9525.

  • Pfizer will be used for those under the age of 18. Please use the following form to sign up:
  • Pioneers Medical Center is offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for a limited time. Please call 970-878-4014 to schedule an appointment.
  • The CDPHE vaccine bus will also be making a stop at the Meeker Town Hall parking lot on Monday, July 5 with J&J and Pfizer vaccine.
  • Moderna vaccine will also be available at downtown Range Call events this week.

TESTING

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.


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