Health Care

The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to drop in San Juan County, falling from 35 on August 26 to 19 cases on September 2. Of 19 active cases, six are in the Blanding area (16 last week), six cases are in Monticello area (six last week), three in Montezuma Creek area (nine), two in Mexican...
A new study is tracking the prevalence of COVID-19 in Monticello and Blanding by monitoring sewage from the community. The virus that causes the disease is shed in feces by infected individuals. A study performed in spring by the local Universities and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality...
COVID-19 claimed a 26th victim in the past week when a San Juan County resident, a woman in her 70s, passed away in a long-term care facility. The number of active cases plummeted in the past week, falling from 118 on August 11 to 64 on August 18. Of the 64 active cases, 29 are in the Blanding area...
A man in his 70s from the Mexican Hat area is the latest victim of COVID-19 in San Juan County. He passed away during the past week, bringing the total to 25 local residents who have passed away with due to the disease since March. There are currently 118 active COVID-19 cases in the county, with...
Image of a pick-up truck with decals reading San Juan County sheriff department. Truck sits in front of the public safety building in Monticello, Utah
San Juan County Commission signed a resolution stating their support of county law enforcement at the August 4 meeting held remotely. The resolution publicly salutes the Sheriff’s department and was passed unanimously. Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy shared his thoughts on the resolution. “I think...
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...

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