Alamosa County Board of Commissioners declare COVID-19 a local disaster

The Alamosa County Board of Commissioners made a formal disaster declaration on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in anticipation of the imminent impacts from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The declaration, which is in effect until April 22, 2020, is necessary to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of the people of Alamosa County.

  • Read the Resolution Declaring COVID19 A Local Disaster in Alamosa County here.
  • Read the Resolution Adopting Procedures for Emergency Meetings here.

The Board of Commissioners, in their capacity as the Alamosa County Board of Health, issued a standing public health order related to events. The order is in effect until April 22, 2020. Events of 30 people or more are prohibited except in workplace settings, schools, homeless shelters, or for religious services.

  • Read the Standing Public Health Order here.

Alamosa County has implemented an internal Coronavirus Plan for employees. Protocols in the plan are as follows:

  •  Conference rooms are no longer available for public use.
  •  Except for the Airport, all County buildings are closed to the public.
  • The Airport lobby is closed to the public unless you are purchasing an airline ticket, boarding a plane, or renting a vehicle.
  • County business is still being conducted and employees will be at work.  Phone numbers have been provided on the entrance doors so the public may call the relevant Department.
  • Regular updates will be provided by the Department of Public Health, Emergency Manager, and Emergency Preparedness.
  • All County offices will close 30 minutes early every Friday (4:00 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m.) to do a heavier cleaning of the offices, counters, common work areas, etc.

For local updates on COVID-19, visit the SLV Emergency Website