Health Care

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...
by David Boyle News Director There are now 107 active COVID-19 cases in San Juan County, down nine cases from 116 last week. San Juan County Health District Director Kirk Benge says after increased quarantine and social distancing efforts, cases are leveling off in Monticello. Cases are up slightly...
Active COVID-19 cases in San Juan County are now at 116, with half of those cases coming from Monticello. Monticello increased by ten cases over the past week going from 47 to 57. Blanding also saw an increase of ten cases from 30 to 40. The Montezuma Creek and Aneth area decreased from 18 to 15....
Header of the letter sent to the Governor. The letter can be read at the bottom of this story
The majority of the Blanding City Council sent a letter to the Utah Governor’s office on October 29, stating opposition to mandates associated with the three-level transmission rating the state has implemented in counties across the state. (The letter can be read at the bottom of this story) The...

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