Health Care

Diedre Henderson, the new Lt. Governor of Utah, made a quick trip to San Juan County on January 13 in an effort to coordinate public health efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. “The most important thing is to get as many shots in arms as soon as possible,” said Henderson, who was on a tour...
COVID-19 has claimed new victims in San Juan County, with the death toll growing to 35 local residents who have passed away with the virus since the pandemic hit in March 2020. Three fatalities occurred in December, including a woman in her 30s from the Blanding area, a man in his 40s from the...
COVID-19 vaccinations are ahead of schedule in San Juan County. A large number of health care workers and first responders in San Juan County have received the first round of the two-shot vaccine. Doses of the vaccine have arrived and been distributed to healthcare workers within San Juan Public...
Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to roll out in San Juan County. Officials at local health care centers expect to receive the vaccine this week (after the press deadline). Utah Navajo Health System reports they will receive enough of the Pfizer vaccine for all their workers and will...
COVID-19 numbers continue to grow in San Juan County, but vaccine distribution to health care workers and those at highest risk for the disease is coming into view. The most recent figures from San Juan Public Health show 1,304 total cases in the county since March, representing 127 new cases in...
The holidays will surely be different this year, given concerns about big gatherings during the pandemic. Indulging in large meals and lots of treats is one tradition, however, that most of us will continue – and perhaps even seek comfort in as we wrap up this stressful year. As a PA (physician...
The list of COVID-19 fatalities in San Juan County grew this week, with the 33rd local resident falling victim to the pandemic. A woman in her 50s from the Monument Valley / Navajo Mountain area succumbed to the effects of the coronavirus in recent days. According to public health officials, she...
A man in his 90s from the Montezuma Creek/Aneth area recently passed away, marking the 32nd victim of the COVID-19 virus in San Juan County. The mostly recent figures from San Juan Public Health show 1,062 total cases in San Juan County since March, representing 49 new cases in one week and making...
A man in his 80s from the Monticello area recently passed away, marking the 31st victim of the COVID-19 virus in San Juan County. The pandemic first arrived in San Juan County eight months ago, in March, 2020. Since that time, more than 1,000 San Juan County residents have tested positive for the...
COVID-19 is still impacting San Juan County as the number of local cases of the worldwide pandemic continues to grow. In the one week between November 10 and November 17, 67 county residents tested positive for COVID-19 and there are currently 130 active cases. The number of active cases more...

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