Despite being in the “green status” on the state’s COVID-19 dial, Delta County remains under the mask mandate due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), any county with a one week disease incidence rate in excess of 35 per 100,000 must have face coverings as required by Executive Order D 2020-138. The order includes public indoor spaces where 10 or more unvaccinated or individuals of unknown vaccination status are present.

The current public health order extends the mask mandate through May 3, 2021.

As of Sunday, March 11, Delta County Health Department is reporting four new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hour reporting period for a total of 2,599 cases with 2,511 recovered. There are currently zero COVID-19 hospitalizations and 61 deaths. Total testing encounters are 34,218 with 887 in the past week.

The testing positivity rate is up slightly at 2.55%; the one week case rate is trending high at 98.24 persons per 100,000 and with the one week positivity count at 30 cases. All three markers are in the ‘blue’ portion of the COVID-19 dial indicating that a move from ‘green’ to ‘blue’ is possible.

Vaccine appointment are available at any one of the COVID-19 vaccine providers in the county.

Delta County Health Department – call 970-874-216

Delta Health – 970-874-2410

City Market Hotchkiss — citymarket.com/rx/covid-eligibility

Vaccinations can also be obtained at the Mesa County Convention Center

The English scheduling link: scheduling.mesacountyhealth.com/public/index.php?lang=en

The Spanish scheduling link: scheduling.mesacountyhealth.com/public/index.php?lang=es

Delta County Call Center remains open every day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at 970-874-2172.

Mental Health Assistance can be found at the following providers:

Center for Mental Health: 970-252-6220 or text “Talk” to 38255

A KIDZ Clinic: 970-874-2753 or Text: 970-901-0445

Families Plus: 970-874-0464 or Text: 970-433-6835

Colorado Crisis Hotline: 844-493-TALK (8255) or Text “Talk” to 38255

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