• 0

In an effort to understand what COVID-19 communications strategies are most used and valued by Chaffee County residents, Chaffee County Public Health has launched a survey.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported Wednesday that COVID-19 specimens from Chaffee County are being sequenced by the state Communicable Disease Surveillance branch to determine the presence and proportion of COVID-19 variants.

The “Alpha B.1.1.7” variant indicated and the “Iota B.1.526” variant have been detected in Chaffee County.

  • 0

Chaffee County reached a vaccination rate of 53.5 percent of the total county population fully vaccinated for COVID-19. A total of 18,946 first and second vaccinations have been administered in the county thus far.

topical featured
  • 0

In the midst of the fourth wave of COVID-19, several key developments have taken place over the past couple of weeks related to state and local public health orders, incidence trends, and vaccination rates.

hot featured
  • 0

The last week has seen an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases identified in Chaffee County from recent weeks.

Chaffee County Public Health reported 23 new cases in the last seven days compared to 15 new cases reported last week.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force recently paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The interruption was due to reports of blood clots and low platelets in six Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients in the United States. The exact cause of the condition and whether it is related to the vaccine is unknown.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported Thursday that to date 52.4 percent of Chaffee County’s population has received at least a first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Today a drive-through vaccination clinic will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chaffee County Fairgrounds with the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, newly received by public health.

  • 0

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado’s mask mandate for another month with new modifications Friday. The revised mandate will be in effect until May 2.

  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the county in the past 7 days, including 6 cases identified Monday, according to the March 24 weekly status update.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Starting Friday, April 2, Colorado is moving into Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination distribution, meaning that vaccines for the virus can be made available to anyone 16 or older.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The Colorado Department of Public Health has scheduled a Sunday vaccination clinic in Buena Vista in response to concerns over the South African variant of COVID-19 B.1.351 cases in the northern end of the county and spring break travel and activities.

featured
  • 0

Buena Vista district schools are on spring break and, for the first week this year, district superintendent Lisa Yates decided to take a break as well from releasing her weekly updates on the COVID-19 situation in the district.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County remains on blue level on the state’s COVID-19 dial dashboard, but proposed changes to the parameters of the dial may modify restrictions in Level Blue and make it easier for counties to move to Level Green.

featured
  • 0

As Chaffee County’s vaccination rate steadily increases and COVID-19 infection rates continue to decrease within the local community, Chaffee County administration began to reopen public offices for limited in-person services starting on Monday, March 15.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Those in vaccination Phase 1B.4 in Chaffee County could begin receiving vaccinations as early as Thursday.

featured
  • 0

The Buena Vista school district posted straight zeroes on this week’s report card monitoring COVID-19 cases impacting the district.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

In her weekly morning update Monday, Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates said that the district had one case of COVID-19 associated with its schools.

top story
  • Updated
  • 0

As of press time Tuesday evening, one could squint at the lawn in front of the offices of The Chaffee County Times on East Main Street and see scattered sprigs of green grass venturing out of the earth otherwise covered in last seasons’s dry yellow shoots.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

As of press time Tuesday evening, one could squint at the lawn in front of the offices of The Chaffee County Times on East Main Street and see scattered sprigs of green grass venturing out of the earth otherwise covered in last seasons’s dry yellow shoots.

While Chaffee County, like The Times’ lawn, isn’t quite ready to green just yet, on Wednesday it did move from the Yellow level on the state COVID-19 dial to Blue, representing a relaxation of pandemic restrictions as vaccines are distributed and the county, state and nation grow cautiously optimistic.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Colorado’s first cases of the South African variant of COVID-19, B.1.351, were detected in Chaffee County at Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

The variant strain was detected in two BVCC staff members and one inmate by Colorado State Public Health Laboratory Sunday.

featured
  • 0

A 92-year-old resident of Chaffee County has died from COVID-19 and Chaffee County reported 1,031 cases of the virus as of Monday.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

There have been 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County in the last week, and 74 in the last 14 days.

One new case was reported among the community and one was reported among staff at the department of corrections Thursday.

featured
  • 0

The Chaffee County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Chaffee County Department of Human Services announce an individual assistance program aimed at filling existing gaps in both eligibility and funding for Chaffee County residents.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health, the town of Buena Vista and Sangre de Cristo Electric Association combined resources to schedule Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination clinic Feb. 16.

top story
  • Updated
  • 0

Two by two, vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association at the north end of town for Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination event. Chaffee County Public Health distributed 115 of the first round of shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

featured
  • 0

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue for phases 1A through 1B.2, new cases of the virus continue to be reported.

  • 0

Last Saturday morning Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment moved Chaffee County from Orange to Yellow on the statewide COVID-19 Dial. This was not due to a fundamental improvement in our public health metrics but rather was reflective of the agency “changing the markers on the field.”

featured
  • 0

Buena Vista school district staff will begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, superintendent Lisa Yates told the district board of directors Monday, with the goal that the staff will go into spring break fully vaccinated.

topical featured
  • 0


COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County surpassed 900 with the addition of 5 new cases reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

More Covid-19 Stories

hot
  • Updated
  • 0

In response to Gov. Jared Polis’s announcement today revealing COVID-19 Dial 2.0, Chaffee County will be moving to the Yellow Level effective at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, according to a press release issued Friday afternoon by Chaffee County Public Health.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that effective Feb. 8, counties will have the opportunity to decide to add those who are 65-69 in age and school staff to their vaccination distribution plans if they are ready to do so.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County saw 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 7 days with a high of 16 cases reported Wednesday.

The county has had 105 cases in the last 14 days and currently has a 14-day positivity rate of 5.23 percent.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 28 and extending through Monday, Feb. 1, Buena Vista middle and high schools will shift to remote learning school-wide due to the percentage of students that have been identified as having close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates said Monday in her weekly update that the district had four confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center announced it will host a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic Friday, Jan. 29. The clinic will take place from 9-11 a.m., on the hospital campus, at 1000 Rush Drive in Salida.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

After a month of offering vaccinations to healthcare workers, first responders and our 70-plus population, Chaffee County Public Health announced in a press release Tuesday it will be streamlining its distribution processes so that only allowed groups get the vaccine. 

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center reported two current hospitalizations due to COVID-19 Thursday.

One of those is an 35-year-old man from the south end of the county. There is no public information available on the other reported case.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Community Foundation announced the opening of applications for nonprofit organizations seeking grant assistance from Buena Vista, Salida or both.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 18.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at their main campus, 1000 Rush Drive.

The clinic is for anyone who falls into Phase 1A and 1B categories.

featured
  • 0

Coletrain Music Academy will ring in 2021 with a raft of big changes to its music education services, including a new series of virtual lessons and two new full-time teachers at the school in Buena Vista’s South Main.

  • 0

The Buena Vista school district reported eight confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in its schools Monday morning.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health announced Wednesday in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, another vaccination event has been added in the county from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 23.

These slots are available by appointment only and are only for healthcare workers, responders, and those who are 70 and older.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break last week and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” said superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

  • 0

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will remain closed until at least Friday, pending contact tracing results after the discovery of a positive case of COVID-19 connected with the facility over the weekend.

featured
  • 0

During winter break, the Buena Vista school district reported three known confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 connected with the schools.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director is vaccinated as CCPH held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic Dec. 28 at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. It included Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Colorado’s first case of COVID-19, variant B.1.1.7 has been confirmed in a man who is currently in isolation in Elbert County.

Though the variant was first identified in the United Kingdom, the man in his 20s has no travel history.

hot featured
  • 0

To help Coloradans transition safely into the new year, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will join forces once again to complete The Heat Is On New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement Dec. 29-Jan. 2.

topical featured
  • 0

The Colorado Spirit Program provides free COVID-19 counseling and support made possible through FEMA grant funding administered through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

featured
  • 0

 The passage of the bipartisan SB20B-001 allocated $35.15M to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for grants to certain small businesses across Colorado, struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. SB20B-001 was sponsored by Sens. Faith Winter and Kevin Priola, and Reps. Leslie Herod and Shane Sandridge.

featured
  • 0

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines continues in Colorado this week.

As of Monday 33,934 vaccine doses had been administered across the state.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health along with several community stakeholders and subject matter experts are hosting a virtual town hall to provide updates and address concerns about current trends of COVID-19 at noon Friday, Dec. 18, on Facebook Live and Zoom. 

topical
  • Updated
  • 0

As Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Chaffee County Public Health prepare to receive the first batches of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the case count in Chaffee County shows no sign of slowing with 27 cases reported from Saturday through Monday and 72 in the last week.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health will receive 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as early as mid-December, a press release stated.

The federal government determined the vaccine allocation amount by the size of every state’s total population and the quantity of ready-to-ship doses from the manufacturers.

hot featured
  • 0

The state of Colorado surpassed 3,000 deaths, since data collection began in March, directly attributable to COVID-19 with a total of 3,005 as of Thursday.

The state reported a pandemic total of 276,995 cases as of Thursday with a seven-day moving average of 4,019 cases daily and a seven-day positivity rate of 11.23 percent.

In Chaffee County the pandemic total of positive cases rose to 750 Thursday with the addition of six cases on Thursday and seven cases from previous days.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

In response to the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado’s mask mandate for another 30 days Wednesday as a strategy to help quell the spread of the virus.

  • Updated
  • 0

The town of Buena Vista Parks and Recreation Department released new guidelines Thursday, canceling all ongoing indoor sports programming scheduled through December, following Colorado Public Health’s decision to move the county to orange on the COVID-19 severity dial.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County’s two-week positivity rate rose to 5.26 percent Monday with the addition of 22 newly identified cases of COVID-19 reported from Saturday to Monday.

featured
  • 0

The Buena Vista school district reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 within the district Monday, however, none of these cases resulted in school-related close contacts, superintendent Lisa Yates said.

hot featured
  • 0

PLEASE NOTE: CDPHE decided that Chaffee County will be moving from the Yellow Level to the more restrictive level of orange this Friday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

featured wire
  • Updated
  • 0

Due to the continued rising incidence of COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in a press release it is requiring that Chaffee County move into the orange level, the next restrictive level, at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County is poised to move to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday Chaffee County will be moving from level yellow – concern to level orange – high risk, starting at 5 p.m., Friday.

Latest e-Edition

Latest Mountain Guide

More Covid-19 Stories

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County is poised to move to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday Chaffee County will be moving from level yellow – concern to level orange – high risk, starting at 5 p.m., Friday.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The entire student body at Buena Vista High School will shift to remote learning through Friday, Dec. 4 following a report  over the weekend of a household with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

hot featured
  • 0


As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order that will allow Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to “order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients to respond to the current COVID-19 disaster emergency in Colorado.”

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Chaffee County.

Added to previously reported cases that makes 45 cases reported in the last seven days and 79 reported in the past 14 days.

Chaffee county’s total case count for the pandemic is now 540.

topical featured
  • 0

The COVID-19 team at Chaffee County Public Health recently changed its process of exposure notification for COVID-19 test results.

The change is due to the increase in demand for services related to COVID-19 and the realization that there is currently not enough capacity to address the increased need.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0


Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday a 51-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19, to which he was probably exposed during out-of-town activities. He is the 15th victim to die in Chaffee County.

hot featured
  • 0

Starting today, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will implement several changes to the type of COVID-19 tests offered at its facilities.

All routine outpatient COVID-19 tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic for results.

hot featured
  • 0

COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County since the beginning of the pandemic has passed the 500 mark. Thursday’s 8 reported cases put the county’s total count at 502. In the last seven days 41 cases were reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is launching Chaffee’s Got HEART. This is a new campaign that serves as a unifying message that the strategies to mitigate COVID-19 are still necessary, especially for keeping schools open to in-person learning and businesses operating at the safest capacity possible.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and 34 cases reported in the last seven days.

Monday 3,301 new cases were reported statewide, bringing Colorado’s pandemic total to 135,537.

featured
  • 0

Applications are open on a first-come, first-served basis for small business grants for local food service industry and small businesses who have experienced losses or expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Updated
  • 0

We would like to acknowledge the students of Avery-Parsons Elementary School as they took part in the traditional Halloween parade down East Main Street last Friday.

You impressed us, students, by wearing masks as you marched up and down the street showing off your costumes.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is working with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the county mitigation plan in light of an increased case count in the county.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Chaffee County Public Health from Saturday to Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 449 cases for the county.

featured
  • 0

Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday morning that Homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.

featured
  • 0

Two main takeaways from the COVID-19 town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health Friday were the current trend of a rising number of cases across the state and recently in Chaffee County and the “pandemic fatigue” being felt by many as the state moves into the eighth month of COVID-19 precautions.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health recorded 18 positive diagnoses of COVID-19 since last Wednesday.

Andrea Carlstrom, public health director said Monday, “The numbers are certainly concerning.”

  • 0

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center stopped allowing visitors at the hospital and the emergency department Oct. 9.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Heath reported an additional seven cases of COVID-19 above the two initially reported Tuesday, bringing the total to nine cases reported this week.

Tuesday’s total was six cases, Wednesday had three cases reported and as of 4 p.m. Thursday one more case had been added to the total.

  • 0

Two members of Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a press release Saturday.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Community Foundation’s new $200,000 Coronavirus Relief Fund comes with some unique features that will benefit the community. The $52,500 youth portion of the fund can go to support activities by almost any type of organization—not just 501c3 nonprofits.

featured
  • 0

The Chaffee County Community Foundation, together with the city of Salida, Board of Chaffee County commissioners and the town of Buena Vista, is announcing a new funding program for Chaffee nonprofits and community designed to provide financial relief to organizations and address youth progr…

wire
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with 8 of those cases being reported since Sunday.

That includes the elementary school-age case at Avery Parsons Elementary School in Buena Vista, reported Monday.

All of the other reported cases were in the north end of the county and all cases were resting at home.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is calling for support for isolation and quarantine for those who are ill.

CCPH said in a press release they are two of the basic tenets of controlling disease transmission.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movements of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

  • 0

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) are launching a new system that will provide guidance for communities as they open or close schools, bars and businesses.

featured
  • 0

In an effort to reinforce the requirement that local businesses adhere to the statewide mask mandate and public health orders, Chaffee County Public Health has established a clear protocol to establish expectations when the mandate is not followed.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Three weeks into the fall semester at the Buena Vista school district, Avery-Parsons Elementary School put the district’s COVID-19 protocols into action following the confirmation of a positive case of the illness at the elementary school Monday.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported four newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday on the county’s new data dashboard.

Three of the cases were listed among inmates at Buena Vista Correctional Complex and one was in the general community.

More Covid-19 Stories

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County is poised to move to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday Chaffee County will be moving from level yellow – concern to level orange – high risk, starting at 5 p.m., Friday.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The entire student body at Buena Vista High School will shift to remote learning through Friday, Dec. 4 following a report  over the weekend of a household with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

hot featured
  • 0


As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order that will allow Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to “order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients to respond to the current COVID-19 disaster emergency in Colorado.”

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Chaffee County.

Added to previously reported cases that makes 45 cases reported in the last seven days and 79 reported in the past 14 days.

Chaffee county’s total case count for the pandemic is now 540.

topical featured
  • 0

The COVID-19 team at Chaffee County Public Health recently changed its process of exposure notification for COVID-19 test results.

The change is due to the increase in demand for services related to COVID-19 and the realization that there is currently not enough capacity to address the increased need.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0


Chaffee County Public Health reported Friday a 51-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19, to which he was probably exposed during out-of-town activities. He is the 15th victim to die in Chaffee County.

hot featured
  • 0

Starting today, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will implement several changes to the type of COVID-19 tests offered at its facilities.

All routine outpatient COVID-19 tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic for results.

hot featured
  • 0

COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County since the beginning of the pandemic has passed the 500 mark. Thursday’s 8 reported cases put the county’s total count at 502. In the last seven days 41 cases were reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is launching Chaffee’s Got HEART. This is a new campaign that serves as a unifying message that the strategies to mitigate COVID-19 are still necessary, especially for keeping schools open to in-person learning and businesses operating at the safest capacity possible.

hot featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and 34 cases reported in the last seven days.

Monday 3,301 new cases were reported statewide, bringing Colorado’s pandemic total to 135,537.

featured
  • 0

Applications are open on a first-come, first-served basis for small business grants for local food service industry and small businesses who have experienced losses or expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Updated
  • 0

We would like to acknowledge the students of Avery-Parsons Elementary School as they took part in the traditional Halloween parade down East Main Street last Friday.

You impressed us, students, by wearing masks as you marched up and down the street showing off your costumes.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is working with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the county mitigation plan in light of an increased case count in the county.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Chaffee County Public Health from Saturday to Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 449 cases for the county.

featured
  • 0

Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday morning that Homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.

featured
  • 0

Two main takeaways from the COVID-19 town hall hosted by Chaffee County Public Health Friday were the current trend of a rising number of cases across the state and recently in Chaffee County and the “pandemic fatigue” being felt by many as the state moves into the eighth month of COVID-19 precautions.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health recorded 18 positive diagnoses of COVID-19 since last Wednesday.

Andrea Carlstrom, public health director said Monday, “The numbers are certainly concerning.”

  • 0

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center stopped allowing visitors at the hospital and the emergency department Oct. 9.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Heath reported an additional seven cases of COVID-19 above the two initially reported Tuesday, bringing the total to nine cases reported this week.

Tuesday’s total was six cases, Wednesday had three cases reported and as of 4 p.m. Thursday one more case had been added to the total.

  • 0

Two members of Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a press release Saturday.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Community Foundation’s new $200,000 Coronavirus Relief Fund comes with some unique features that will benefit the community. The $52,500 youth portion of the fund can go to support activities by almost any type of organization—not just 501c3 nonprofits.

featured
  • 0

The Chaffee County Community Foundation, together with the city of Salida, Board of Chaffee County commissioners and the town of Buena Vista, is announcing a new funding program for Chaffee nonprofits and community designed to provide financial relief to organizations and address youth progr…

wire
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with 8 of those cases being reported since Sunday.

That includes the elementary school-age case at Avery Parsons Elementary School in Buena Vista, reported Monday.

All of the other reported cases were in the north end of the county and all cases were resting at home.

featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health is calling for support for isolation and quarantine for those who are ill.

CCPH said in a press release they are two of the basic tenets of controlling disease transmission.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movements of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

  • 0

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) are launching a new system that will provide guidance for communities as they open or close schools, bars and businesses.

featured
  • 0

In an effort to reinforce the requirement that local businesses adhere to the statewide mask mandate and public health orders, Chaffee County Public Health has established a clear protocol to establish expectations when the mandate is not followed.

topical featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Three weeks into the fall semester at the Buena Vista school district, Avery-Parsons Elementary School put the district’s COVID-19 protocols into action following the confirmation of a positive case of the illness at the elementary school Monday.

hot featured
  • 0

Chaffee County Public Health reported four newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday on the county’s new data dashboard.

Three of the cases were listed among inmates at Buena Vista Correctional Complex and one was in the general community.