Health Care

Two additional San Juan County residents died this week as a result of COVID-19. San Juan Public Health reports that the most recent fatalities include a woman in her 60s from the Bluff area, and a woman in her 70s from the Monument Valley area. The county added 39 new cases over the week. A total...
The death toll of the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow in San Juan County, reaching 22 in the past week. The number of local residents who have contracted the virus since the pandemic arrived in March is nearing 600, with approximately 12 percent requiring hospitalization. The virus has been...
It was another tough week for the public health battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Two more San Juan County residents passed away from the virus, including a man and a woman, both over the age of 85, who were residents of the Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding. In total, 33...
The local death toll of coronavirus nearly doubled in the past week – to 17 – as eight San Juan County deaths were reported due to the effects of COVID-19. The largest caseload is due to an outbreak among the staff and the highly vulnerable residents at the Four Corners Regional Care Center in...
Positive coronavirus tests for 25 residents and staff at the Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding. Courtesy photo
The coronavirus pandemic has once again hit close to home in San Juan County with an outbreak among the highly vulnerable residents of the Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding. As of July 8, a total of 21 residents and four staff members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The...
A sixth San Juan County resident has died from the coronavirus.  The San Juan Public Health Department reports that a man under the age of 60 from the Montezuma Creek area passed away in the past week. While the virus has spread in communities throughout the county, it remains primarily focused in...
A sixth San Juan County resident has died from the coronavirus.  The San Juan Public Health Department reports that a man under the age of 60 from the Montezuma Creek area passed away in the past week. While the virus has spread in communities throughout the county, it remains primarily focused in...
There continues to be a significant difference in how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting San Juan County.  While the Navajo Nation instituted a strict curfew over the Memorial Day weekend, the State of Utah continues to relax many business, restaurant, and social distancing guidelines. Bluff...
Free COVID-19 testing at Centennial Park in Blanding omn May 14.  Photo courtesy San Juan Public Health
The local response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving in two opposite directions at once. At the same time that Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced that San Juan County will move to the Yellow, Low-Risk Phase of Health Guidance, the Navajo Nation is instituting its most restrictive policies yet....
The COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of a discussion between San Juan County Public Health Director Kirk Benge and the Blanding City Council on April 28. Benge answered questions and provided an inside perspective into state and county efforts to mitigate the ongoing health crisis.   Benge gave a...

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