Coronavirus Information

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 Distribution Plan for SLV Health

Beginning Friday, March 19, 2021, Colorado will move to Phase 1B.4, which is the final phase that limits vaccine eligibility before the vaccines become available to the general public. Phase 1B.4 is a broad phase which includes people age 50 and older; frontline workers in higher education, manufacturing, US postal services, public transit and specialized transportation, public health, human services, faith leaders, direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness, and journalists; continuity of local and state government; adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial; and people age 16 to 49 with at least one higher risk condition.

Please call 719-587-1355 to get scheduled for the next available time slot. Due to the high volume of calls, 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. As supplies become available, a scheduler will call you.

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

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.