COVID-19 Information: Rate Status; Community Testing Site Changes 4/20/22
Description: Covid-19 Testing Information from Otero/Crowley County Health Department Director Rick Ritter.
PUBLIC HEALTH MATTERS
COVID-19 Information: Rate Status; Community Testing Site Changes
The situations, numbers, website links, data, and etc. described below were current as of Wednesday 4/20/2022 at 9:10 a.m.
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1. COVID-19 Information
a. Status: As of the time of this writing, both Crowley and Otero Counties are in Green Level for the one week cumulative incidence rate (COVID-19 dial dashboard | Colorado COVID-19 Updates).
b. Community Testing Site Closures: Starting in May 2022, the COVID-19 community testing sites located in Crowley and Otero Counties will be as follows (informational flyer is attached):
ü Crowley County Nursing Center
ü 401 Idaho Avenue
ü Ordway, CO 81063
ü TUESDAYS 11AM-2PM (STARTING 5/3)
ü Rocky Ford Public Safety Building
ü 300 South Main Street
ü Rocky Ford, CO 81067
ü WEDNESDAYS 12PM-4PM (STARTING 5/4)
And remember, in addition to the community testing sites, you can call your medical provider for a COVID-19 test or come to the the Otero County Health Department to obtain a free in-home COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 testing sites are closing across the state. The press releasing detailing the testing site closures can be found here: CORRECTION: State of Colorado announces transition plans for COVID-19 community testing | Colorado COVID-19 Updates
Our community testing sites were made possible by our partners. A HUGE THANK YOU to the Crowley County Nursing Center, Otero College, and Rocky Ford Fire/EMS for serving as testing sites, and to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for providing this essential service to our communities!!!
Richard Ritter, Executive Director
Otero County Health Department
13 West 3rd Street, Room 111
La Junta, Colorado 81050