Pueblo extends public health order through May 31
The Pueblo Board of Health today voted to extend the local Public Health Order pertaining to Pueblo County’s response related to health and safety through May 31.
Pueblo’s Board of Health initially approved a public health order April 13, in anticipation of the State shifting control of COVID-19 pandemic response relating to health and safety to local governments. The State shift occurred on April 16. Pueblo’s Board of Health amended the public health order on April 19 with a Framework for Pueblo’s COVID-19 Response. That order was set to expire on May 15.
The Board of Health extended the Pueblo County Public Health Order until the end of May giving the State time to decide what it will do following the expiration of state public health orders on May 16. Board members noted that hospitalizations have continued to stay high during the past few weeks yet reported that the positive cases per day are currently trending downward.
As of May 12, Pueblo County’s COVID-19 seven-day incident rate 184/100,000 people and the seven-day positivity rate have dropped to 3.2%. Public Health Director, Randy Evetts, acknowledged the positive trends in case numbers lowering and emphasized the importance of individuals getting their vaccines.
“Vaccinations are the key to our community returning to normal activities. Vaccine is widely available in Pueblo at local pharmacies, mobile vaccine units, pop-up clinics offered by local organizations, at some provider’s offices, at the fairgrounds, and to homebound individuals,” stated Randy Evetts public health director. Evetts added, “The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and its partners at the federal, state, and local levels have worked very hard to reduce barriers. Vaccines are available at no cost and transportation options are available along with interpreter services. Vaccines are being made available to workplaces, churches, schools and other neighborhood locations. Now is the time to get vaccinated, do your part, take the time to get vaccinated,” emphasized Evetts.
The vaccine site at the fairgrounds is open seven days a week, weather permitting, from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Make an appointment ahead of time by visiting www.primarybio.com/r/centurapopup or call (720) 882-8065 between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily. Get an appointment on site by stopping by the clinic. Walk-ups are accepted.
Information about vaccine is available at www.pueblohealth.org/vaccine.