Health Care

The number of reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in San Juan County exploded in the past week, largely due to more than 1,500 additional tests that have been administered. The Utah Department of Health and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS) teamed up for two days of free testing on April 30 and...
Mobile testing may result in increase in diagnosis of COVID-19 cases It has been more than one month since San Juan County residents have been impacted by the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus triggered by a worldwide pandemic. One month in, 12 local residents have been diagnosed with the virus,...
The State of Utah has withdrawn a program that asked travelers to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. An emergency alert system was first used to notify travelers of the form on April 10. The program was discontinued by April 13. Travelers received an emergency...
Beginning Friday, April 10, travelers entering the State of Utah will be asked to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. The form will be sent by a wireless emergency alert to cellphones when motorists enter the state in nine locations, including in San Juan County on...
Health care organizations across San Juan County are on high alert in anticipation of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. To date, six San Juan County residents are counted by the San Juan Public Health Department as having been diagnosed with the virus, even though the actual number...
Five San Juan County residents have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus, with four cases resident in the county and a fifth of a county resident on the Wasatch Front. The individuals include a male under the age of 60 and a male under the age of 40. More than 125 confirmed cases of the...
The Town of Bluff has voted to restrict all but “essential service” businesses, and the deemed the only “essential service” to be the K&C Trading Post. The decision was made with a unanimous vote of the Bluff Town Council on March 25. The restrictions include short term rentals, such as motels...
The impact of the worldwide pandemic triggered by the COVID-19 virus continues to hit very close to home, even though there are no known cases of the virus in San Juan County as of the March 24 newspaper deadline. Public health officials have outlined a series of steps to deal with the possible...
Screening tests for the COVID-19 virus will take place at a single staging area in Blanding, at the Blanding Family Practice. Local health care organizations, including Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS), Blue Mountain Hospital, and San Juan Health, are working together at the site, located at the...
The first San Juan County resident to test positive for COVID-19 has been diagnosed in the Salt Lake Valley. San Juan Public Health Department (SJPH) said the individual has been staying in the Salt Lake Valley for some period of time and does not plan to return to San Juan County until after the...

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