Disease Information and Prevention

Grand County Public Health responds to infectious disease outbreaks and other local emergencies with public health implications. Communicable disease prevention, investigation, and control is a core public health service in Colorado. The majority of reportable diseases/conditions require some type of public health investigation, mainly related to controlling further disease spread. Follow this link for updated Communicable Disease information from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Many diseases must be reported by the medical community (hospitals, physicians, laboratories) to local and state health departments. A list of diseases and medical conditions which must be reported is available on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website.

Monkeypox Information: There are no reported cases in Grand County. Vaccines out currently are specifically for those that have a known exposure to a confirmed case. We anticipate the availability of pre-exposure vaccines to be released in the next few months. Please contact our office at 970-725-3288 if you have more specific questions about Monkeypox (updated 7/20/2022).

Quick Links to reported communicable diseases and prevention in Grand County:

Hantavirus

Plague

Rabies & Safety and Risk Management of Bats (includes safe capture and exposure)

Tick-borne diseases (includes how to remove a tick)

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

West Nile Virus

Questions and Concerns

Please reach out to Michelle Mitchell, RN with questions or concerns about communicable diseases. E-mail: mmitchell@co.grand.co.us, call us at (970) 725-3288, or send us a text at (970) 531-3423