Community members interested in viewing Garfield County COVID-19 data can find trends in reported cases, demographic information including the age, sex, race and ethnicity of confirmed cases, hospitalization numbers, and results from the self-reported symptoms and feelings tracker on the Garfield County COVID-19 cases web page.
Regulation of on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) has transferred from Garfield County Community Development to the county’s public health department. During the transition, applicants may experience slight processing delays.
Garfield County Public Health has increased vaccination and educational outreach efforts in response to Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak. The outbreak has sickened more than 300 people since October 2018. Most cases have resulted in hospitalization and two deaths have occurred. Though there have been cases reported on the Western Slope, the majority of the cases have been concentrated in the Denver area. Those affected have primarily been people experiencing homelessness or unstable living conditions; people with substance use issues; and people who are or have recently been incarcerated in city or county jail facilities. There have also been cases among