COVID-19 Information

Dear Patient and Families,

To ensure excellent patient care, as well as family and visitor safety, the Southeast Colorado Hospital District team are working around the clock to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community and may update the guidelines as needed to provide the safest care to everyone.
Visiting Hours and Guidelines:
All visitors are required to wear masks over their nose, mouth, and under their chin AT ALL TIMES. Visitors who do not comply with this rule will be asked to leave.
COVID-19 Screening:
Everyone entering the hospital must check in at the Business Office and complete a daily screening survey. The Business Office will direct all visitors after screening is completed. (From 5pm -7am all visitors must check in at the nurse's station for screening). In order to ensure the safety and health of all patients and our staff, people who show signs and symptoms of a communicable disease will not be permitted to visit.
General Visitation: Inpatient Area (Patients Without COVID-19)
Two healthy visitors per day per patient. Visitors must stay in the room of the patient they are visiting. Do not enter other patients' rooms during the visit. If the patient must leave their room for other medical treatment in the hospital, visitors will not be allowed to accompany them. Visitors should remain in the patient's room until leaving for the day. Once the visitor exits the hospital, they will not be allowed to return until the next day.
General Visitation: Inpatient Area (Patients With COVID-19) Window/video visits only.
Visit to patients who are at end of life: Immediate family: spouse and children.

Visiting Hours and Guidelines for Long Term Care Residents:
Visits will continue to be set up by KayCee McCallum. Please call 719-523-2159 to arrange a visit.


County Guidance and numbers

June 10, 2021 Baca County has 58.4% of its population vaccinated, and still running clinics. How great is that...???... I think it is wonderful!!! Also, we are back to level green.
Reminder: Vaccine clinic on June 25, 2021 at the Minnick Bldg 8:30am to 11:00am, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. There will be a drawing for an iPad for anyone receiving a vaccine (anyone who is twelve (12) years and older). Please remind everyone that you see!!!
Baca County Public Health Agency has been was notified that we have one (1) new laboratory confirmed case in Baca County. Out of respect for patient's privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):
The patient:
Is a resident of Baca County.
Have been placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results.
Close contacts are being contacted and will be placed in quarantine.
Baca County case numbers:
(March 11, 2020 to present) current COVID total cases are three hundred thirteen (313). Other Baca County information is as follows (Tuesday June 10, 2021 @ 7:50am):
Positive cases: 313
Hospitalizations: 18
Current hospitalizations: 0
Deaths: 4

BCPHA's totals almost match CDPHE's totals on their website. I just checked and it is showing 318 cases. Here is the website:

Thank you,

Cindi Parsons
Baca County Administrator