GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Mini-grants are now available through Garfield County Public Health, as are flu vaccines and radon tests. $500-$2,500 mini-grants available Public health is offering 10 mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, for projects that encourage youth ages 12 to 17 and their caregivers to get vaccinated. Grant funding can be used for both the vaccine promotion activity and to cover the cost of something unrelated. Grants that focus on ensuring equitable access for children and youth to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are given priority. Applications are due Oct. 11 and are located on the public health website.
Garfield County has reached 70 percent of the population 18 and older having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Garfield County Public Health is following four cases that are hospitalized. Last week, an additional COVID death was confirmed following an outbreak at a long-term care facility. This brings the county’s death toll to 57 due to the illness. Since the beginning of August, 99 percent of positive COVID results sequenced in Colorado are the Delta variant. Free COVID testing in Garfield County There are two free community testing providers in Garfield County, and neither
A higher percentage of the overall Garfield County population is now vaccinated, with 67 percent having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Data over the past seven days indicates that unvaccinated residents are at a higher risk of contracting COVID (6.2 times that of vaccinated individuals) and the 20- to 29-year-old age group has experienced the majority of new COVID cases. 7-day (8/14-8/20) • Vaccinated CI: 26.5 per 100,000 • Unvaccinated CI: 163.5 per 100,000 14-day (8/7-8/20) • Vaccinated CI: 86.1 per 100,000 • Unvaccinated CI: 313.6 per 100,000 *The cumulative incidence (CI) rate is a measure