SJBPH weekly COVID-19 emergency response summary 

Photo Credit: San Juan Basin Public Health

Local Case Count: 

La Plata County cases: 97 (+13 from last Friday) 

Archuleta County cases: 8 (same) 

Our team has been discussing how to appropriately communicate information about non-resident individuals who test positive in Archuleta and La Plata counties who cannot be counted in our case counts since they are not residents. We have also received quite a bit of feedback from local residents wanting this information. We hope to be reporting this information next week on our data dashboard. 

Testing and Disease Investigation: 

SJBPH continues to work with a variety of businesses, organizations, and populations in La Plata and Archuleta counties to expand COVID-19 testing options. 

Since May 18th, SJBPH has supported over 40 locations for workplace, facility, and at-risk population testing and tested roughly over 1,200 individuals. 

SJBPH reminds everyone that the latest info on community wide testing location info can be found here on SJPBH’s website. 

With the significant increases in cases this week, SJBPH was busy performing disease investigations for positive COVID-19 cases which includes contact tracing, isolation and quarantine guidance and follow-up, and coordination with state and county public health agencies on non-resident individuals who tested positive in either Archuleta or La Plata counties. (See media release link below.) 

See all testing locations and information here: 

Business guidance and self-certifications: 

To date, 1,007 self-certifications have been filed for local businesses, and 138 have been filed for restaurants. 

You can check to see which businesses have self-certified here, and which restaurants have self-certified.


Check out this video created by CDPHE on contact tracing: 

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