Coronavirus Information

Mask Mandate and Screening and Visitor Restriction at SLVH

Update as of May 17, 2021

CDC: Masks still required in health care settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today emphasized that its new masking recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to health care settings. “This means that staff, patients, residents and visitors should continue to wear masks as recommended in all healthcare facilities,” the agency said in an email on the May 13 recommendations. CDC said health care facilities should continue to refer to CDC’s infection prevention and control guidance for recommendations regarding source control and physical distancing in health care settings. “We will keep you informed if any changes are made to the guidance for healthcare settings,” the agency said.

Visitors, employees and patients are still asked to be screened, even if fully vaccinated, at each facility they enter. Patient visitor restrictions are still in place.

To Volunteer at a Vaccination Event in the San Luis Valley

San Luis Valley Health and Valley-Wide Health Systems may be able to use your help! Contact us to volunteer as we offer vaccines to our communities. Vaccination events and the needed number of volunteers are unpredictable, so by submitting your information, there is no guarantee of a reply, but your interest in volunteering is much appreciated! Please email Kelly.Gurule@slvrmc.org, call (719) 587-5707 or complete this form to get your name on the list.

Where and how do I get a COVID-19 test?

San Luis Valley Health’s Respiratory Clinic added a drive through shelter to protect the clinic workers and patients from the weather conditions. Appointments for testing are still required – please do not arrive without being scheduled with the Respiratory Clinic. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call (719) 589-3000 ext 9 to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

As we get ready to mark World Immunization Week (April 24-30), it’s an appropriate time to celebrate the incredible gift of vaccines. The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health partners across the globe observe this week each year to recognize how vaccines have transformed the world.

Vaccination against preventable diseases, in the CDC’s words, is “one of the most effective of public health missions,” saving millions of lives every year. Through the centuries, vaccines have protected children and adults against influenza, measles, smallpox, polio and many other dangerous or deadly diseases.

Today, vaccination can help end the COVID-19 global pandemic. Recognition is well deserved for the unprecedented efforts of our scientists, researchers and others who developed the COVID-19 vaccines in record time.

SLVH VACCINE CLINIC LOCATIONS

8:00 A.M. - NOON

Wednesdays - Stuart Ave Clinic in Alamosa

Thursdays - Monte Vista & La Jara Clinics

Fridays - Antonito Clinic & Education/Conf (Grizzly) in Alamosa

For registration changes or questions, please call (719) 587-1355 during normal business hours or complete the form below (you do not need to do both, but please call to cancel if you register elsewhere).

SLVH receives the Moderna vaccine (which requires a second dose 28 days later) and can only vaccinate those who are 18 years of age and older.

Please call 719-587-1355 to get scheduled for the next available time slot. Please leave your name and phone number in the event that you are prompted to leave a message, and our staff will return your call.

Click here to sign up. No need to sign up more than once. A scheduler will call you back during normal business ho

Click here for the English version of the COVID-19 Vaccine consent form.

Click here for the Spanish version of the COVID-19 Vaccine consent form.

This is a 2-part vaccine. Plan to receive your second dose from the same provider and location that you get the first does from, approximately 28 days following the first immunization.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, check with your local public health agency about the quarantine period that is most appropriate for you. A 14-day quarantine following exposure is still the gold standard, although in certain cases a shorter quarantine may be appropriate. Regardless of your quarantine length, for 14 days after exposure, you should:

  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or health care provider.
  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and take other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Avoid contact with high-risk individuals.

Colorado has developed a prioritization plan and more information can be found on: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine

CDC Guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals

If you are immunocompromised, even if fully vaccinated, you should consult with your provider. This link will take you to the April, 2021 updated CDC guidelines.

V-Safe

CDC has created a way for you to report how you feel after COVID-19 vaccination through a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with you. Here is a v-safe information sheet with more details and simple instructions to sign up.