Garfield County Public Health


Host Diane Johnson speaks with Garfield County Public Health's Stephanie Nick RDN about the nutrition of our senior community. 

Officials are pushing to get Coloradans vaccinated against Covid-19. KDNK’s Morgan Neely spoke to Garfield County Public Health Specialist Carrie Godes to learn more about the shifting dynamics in the county due to the highly infectious Delta variant. 


West Garco: Highest COVID Rates in County

Jul 21, 2021

Garco Public Health: Delta Variant Spread by the Unvax'd

Jun 25, 2021

Norovirus Outbreak in Carbondale

May 25, 2021
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La Vacuna es Para Nosotros (The Vaccine is For Us) includes a short documentary in Spanish and a photo essay, featuring local faces. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sylvia Johnson, who created the project, about pandemic inequities.

Garco to Sweep Homeless Camp Near Glenwood Springs

Apr 23, 2021
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A homeless camp on private land east of Walmart in Glenwood Springs has come to the attention of county officials. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Garco Makes Changes to County COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 21, 2021

On Monday, April 19, following the end of the state Public Health Department’s Coronavirus dial, Garfield County Commissioners weighed in on how the county will approach COVID-19 restrictions.

Garco Moves to Blue on State COVID Dial

Feb 26, 2021
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Garfield County moves into the Blue Zone on the state COVID-19 dial today. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carrie Godes, county Public Information Officer, and Zack Sutherland, Operations Section Chief for the county's COVID-19 response, to find out what this looks like for businesses. Click the headline for county contact information.

State Public Health Moves Garco to Orange COVID Zone

Nov 20, 2020

The state Department of Public Health has moved Garfield County into the orange, or “high-risk” zone, on the state's COVID-19 dial. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has a few details.

Tips for a Safe, Fun, COVID-free Hallowe'en

Oct 30, 2020
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Trick or treating isn’t dead this year; it’s just a little different. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carrie Godes, of Garfield County Public Health, about what families can do to keep it safe and fun. 

As many of us wait to hear decisions from local schools about virtual or in-person learning this fall, the Family Resource Center wants to make sure you're prepared for the different options. Natasha Conklin and Brianda Cervantes spoke with Rick Holt, the Chief Academic Officer at RFSD, and Carrie Godes, a Garfield County Public Health Specialist, to learn about what it will take to get students back into the classroom and what it might look like. This show is brought to you by the Family Resource Center and the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. 

The “Safer At Home” orders issued from the State will begin on April 27th, 2020. Garfield County wants to give local businesses and agencies time to review the Garfield County Roadmap Criteria and complete a plan for their agency using the Garfield County Business Social Distancing Plan guidance.

Businesses and agencies in Garfield County should determine if they are high, medium, or low risk, complete the “Garfield County Business Social Distancing Plan”, and submit the form online at: 

Garfield County received notification Friday regarding two individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Garfield County now has 5 total cases of the illness. The county also issued an updated public health order, stating:

"Garfield County will follow all Public Health Orders issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and all Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Colorado related to the COVID-19 virus unless otherwise excepted or ordered."

Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County issued a public health order Thursday to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19 in the region. The order is effective immediately and will be revisited on April 8th, 2020.

Norovirus Update from Garco Public Health

Nov 28, 2019

Schools in Grand Junction closed last week due to a suspected, highly contagious norovirus. Garfield County Public Health officials are monitoring the situation. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carrie Godes, county public health specialist, for an update.

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Dana Wood, de Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield nos cuenta sobre todo lo que está haciendo en la comunidad, desde clases de salud mental hasta becas comunitarias.

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Brisa Chavez, nos cuenta sobre la importancia de la lactancia.

Garfield County Public Health is conducting a survey in English and Spanish to identify ways to make healthier eating easier. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Christine Doland, county Nutrition Program Manager, about the survey and the state of nutrition among county residents.  You can also get a paper survey by calling the county public health department at 970.665.6376.

Garfield County PREP summer interns offer advice on ways that teens can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Garfield County Commissioners agreed to fund another air quality study with $75,000 out of the county’s Oil and Gas Mitigation Fund. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Morgan Hill, environmental health specialist with Garfield County Public Health, about the study and how it differs from 10 years of previous studies.