New limits on large gatherings, other emergency strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County are issuing a Public Health order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. Not only has COVID-19 presented in our tri-county region, but there has also been community transmission between affected individuals. The role of counties is to protect the health, safety and welfare of their citizens. The Public Health order will become effective immediately and will be revisited on April 8, 2020. Under this order from Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties, public health prohibits large gatherings and events of more than 50 people (see information below regarding schools and restaurants). Gatherings of less than 50 attendees are prohibited unless measures are taken by event organizers to minimize risk. Full COVID-19 information-|
Oversight of wastewater systems
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. OWTS-|
Hepatitis A outbreak
Garfield County Public Health has increased vaccination and educational outreach efforts in response to Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak. For more information, contact Public Health at 970-945-6614.
Hepatitis A information-|
The Garfield County Consumer Protection Division is working to provide education on the federal regulations that differentiate service and emotional support animals.
2018 annual report
The 2018 Garfield County Public Health annual report is now available, and features an overview of the projects and successes of the department over the past year.
For more information and questions about Colorado’s new food code and the major changes that go into effect January 1, 2019
Public Health Improvement Plan
Garfield County Public Health Department has developed a five-year plan to provide a framework for expansion as well as focus on the county’s public health needs. The plan was developed with the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning Systems and the assistance of multiple stakeholders.
Garfield County Public Health Department – working to promote health and prevent disease.
Our vision is that residents of Garfield County will have access to resources that promote optimal health, safety and well-being.
The Garfield County Public Health Department is committed to the highest standards of health for individuals and communities.
Program and services
- Blood pressure screenings
- Car seat checks
- Communicable disease surveillance
- Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Medicaid clients (EPSDT)
- Environmental health
- Health care program for children with special needs (HCP)
- Health education
- Immunizations for children and adults
- Prenatal case management
- Tobacco prevention
- Travel vaccinations
- Women, Infants and Children nutritional supplement program (WIC)