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San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) is closely monitoring updates related to the COVID-19 virus coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) and Environment and the local county health departments. SLV Emergency will post the latest positive results in the San Luis Valley.

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With the health of our community as a top priority, San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) is sharing this announcement about the first positive COVID-19 test result at SLV Health in Costilla County.

From Costilla County Public Health:

0945, March 26, 2020. Costilla County Public Health Agency was notified by the SLV Regional Epidemiologist, that there is a positive confirmation of a COVID-19 case in Costilla County. The case involves an individual in their 20’s. The individual is currently isolating at home, and cooperating with Public Health to further investigate the case.
Public Health will not release information regarding the identity of the individual due to national privacy laws. If you know someone who has received a positive test result, please be respectful of their privacy and do not share that information out.
Costilla County Public Health Agency advises all residents to follow the law and Governor Polis order to stay-at-home. This is a reminder that the virus is in our community, so remember to keep observing social distancing to minimize exposure. Per the order, individuals are able to leave for essential services, such as, medical care, getting medications, and groceries.

With the health of our community as a top priority, San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) is sharing this announcement about the first positive COVID-19 test result at SLV Health in Alamosa.

From Alamosa County Public Health:

0700, March 26th 2020. Alamosa County Public Health Department has received notice of the first positive case in the County of COVID-19. The case is a female in her 80’s who is currently hospitalized in isolation.

When positive results are received, out of both the respect for the individual and national privacy laws, Public Health does not release information regarding the identity of those who receive positive test results. If you know someone who has received a positive test result, please be respectful of their privacy and do not share that information with others.

Knowing who has or has not been tested does not change the need to continue to observe social distancing and the governor’s stay at home order. Alamosa County Public Health Department urges all residents to follow the law and adhere to the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Polis yesterday, March 25th, 2020. Social distancing remains the best way to minimize exposure. When going to get groceries, medications, or other essential goods and services, please ensure social distancing by staying at least six feet away from others at all times.

If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, self-quarantine by staying home and away from others for 14-days. If you feel sick, self-isolate and stay home and away from other household members for at least 7-days from the start of your symptoms, you have no remaining symptoms, and until you have had no fever for at least 72-hours without using medicine that reduces fevers.

For further information, go to covid19.colorado.gov or call the SLV information line at 719-480-8719.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and live in the San Luis Valley,call the SLV Health Nurse line at 719-589-2511 Option #9 or the Rio Grande Hospital at 719-657-4990.

Click here for an updated map and numbers of global cases provided by Johns Hopkins CSSE.
SLVH is prepared to evaluate, isolate and care for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus in accordance with state and CDC recommendations. Our infection prevention task force is actively monitoring the situation and refining response plans to ensure our procedures reflect the most current recommendations for maintaining the safety of our patients, staff and community.

What should I do if I think I have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
  • If you feel you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call SLVH's nurse line at (719) 589-2511 and press 9. A nurse will return your call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day. If you reach a voicemail, please leave a clear name and good callback phone number.
  • The most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
  • The nurses and providers will probably make special arrangements if they suspect you have the coronavirus and want you to come in for testing or for a visit.
  • Going to the clinic or hospital without calling ahead could expose more people to the virus.
You should be aware that testing for COVID-19 is not yet commercially available. Testing is currently routed through the state health department based on the above criteria with guidance from SLVH physicians.
For tips on how to decrease your risk of contracting coronavirus and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Coronavirus FAQ page.
CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911, which is available in both English and Spanish.
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At San Luis Valley Health, you will find skilled healthcare providers who will work with you to create a holistic and personal medical experience. Our hospital and medical clinics are equipped with innovative, state-of-the-art technology that allows us to rival the services offered in major metropolitan hospitals. For more than 90 years, we have built on our services and technology to become a central hub for high-quality healthcare services in Southern Colorado. We serve a diverse population and welcome patients from all walks of life.

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