Six new COVID cases in RBC in past week, one suspected to be India (Delta) variant

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RBC | This past week (May 24-30) RBC had six additional cases in both Meeker and Rangely with an increase in hospitalization rate. Although not confirmed as of June 1, 2021, there is a suspected case of the variant India (Delta) strain in Rio Blanco County.

VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC 12 and up in Rio Blanco County by appointment. Please call to schedule first dose or booster in Meeker (970-878-9520) or Rangely (970-878-9525).

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.

Free antigen and/or molecular testing is available by appointment for all citizens at both Meeker and Rangely Public Health, as well as travel and pre-surgical testing at no cost.

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