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Booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines were approved last week by the federal government for administration beginning September 20th. Pitkin County Public Health is working on plans to give the community access to boosters. We anticipate more information will be available shortly.

The FDA's approval of the Pfizer vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA's rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be confident it meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires for approved vaccines. 

While millions of people have already safely recevied COVID-19 vaccines, this FDA approval may instill additional confidence for individuals to get vaccinated. Today's milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of the pandemic in the U.S.
We are all tired of hearing it, but it works. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. In a pinch, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol works. 
On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) announced that Coloradans have access to the latest innovation to the Exposure Notifications service -- "self-report." Self-reporting allows users to share their test results right away, including results from an at-home test, giving users another option to more quickly and conveniently report a positive COVID-19 test.
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As many students return to classrooms where masks are optional, Colorado Governor Jared Polis and health department Executive Director, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, are urging school districts and charter schools to adopt mask requirements, especially for unvaccinated people, to protect students and make sure they can stay in school.

Colorado has left decisions about COVID safety protocols up to local leaders, even as the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment adopted the CDC guidance that calls for everyone to wear masks in school settings, regardless of vaccination status. But most school districts and many independent charter schools have only recommended masks, not required them. 
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