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Kiowa County Public Health COVID-19 Update - March 10, 2021

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Meagan Hillman


  • Cases 99 
  • Hospitalizations 6
  • Deaths 4**

*These are cumulative totals as of 03/09/2021 4pm **Deaths in people with a recent positive COVID test.

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 0
  • CASES PAST 14 days: 0


Kiowa county is currently at 0% 7-day average test positivity, the same as last week. Our goal is to keep this less than five percent.

Kiowa County is dial level BLUE


  • Schools/athletics: Schools/athletics: Wrestlers will be required to test negative before competing at the State Tournament. There will be onsite testing at the tournament if unable to get results in time locally. If a wrestler had a positive test in the past 90 days they will not be retested but will need proof of the positive to compete at the tournament. Prom and Graduation guidance tips will be released shortly.
  • Vaccine phasing expanded March 5, 2021, to include 1B.3. It includes agriculture workers who are in close proximity to one another (such as meat packing plants, etc.), those age 60 and up, and those age 16-59 with 2 or more chronic health conditions. They are listed at Vaccine providers for the public in Kiowa County include KCPH and Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital. If you are on multiple waitlists, please let the other facilities know if you get your vaccine so that your spot can be given to someone else.
  • Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others. Minimize gatherings.
  • COVID-19 variants have been identified in Colorado, most recently B1.351 (known also as the South African variant) was identified in a correctional facility in Buena Vista. This variant is more transmissible and the outbreak is being investigated by CDPHE.
  • If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been exposed, and are interested in testing, call 719-438-5401 and ask for the lab. If you are having severe symptoms such as significant trouble breathing, etc. call 911. There will be a new lab for free community testing starting next week to better serve those needing to be tested who are asymptomatic.

Call 719-438-5782 or 719-336-8721 with questions or to schedule your vaccine appointment.

You can check for information or email with any business/event plans or questions. 

We appreciate your patience in this busy and trying time!