On October 12th, 2021, the Town of Silverton voted to BAN OHV's on all streets within Town Limits effective immediately.
Public Service Announcement
On November 12, 2021, during their monthly reconciliation of accounts, the Town of Silverton discovered several anomalies on their October bank account. The account was frozen when the fraudulent charges were found, and the town is in the process of obtaining new accounts. These anomalies are being investigated by the FTC, local sheriff’s office, and the Town’s insurance provider, CIRSA. A full report will be given to the Trustees in a public meeting when it is complete. We believe that this is an isolated incident, but if anyone has concerns, they are encouraged to reach out to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at 970-387-5531.
Meetings & Events
Due to Covid-19, the Town of Silverton has adopted a Hybrid In-Person/Virtual format for all Meetings, hosted via Zoom webinar. Town of Silverton Trustee Meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 pm upstairs at Town Hall. Meetings are also live streamed via YouTube and noticed on the front door of Town Hall as well as other Social Media
Watch Trustee Meetings live or after the fact on the Town's YouTube channel.
Visit the Board of Trustees page for meeting information and agendas.
Visit the COVID-19 page for more information about how to attend Trustee meetings in-person.
San Juan County Public Health UPDATE
As of September 14, 2021, the two week case incidence rate of COVID-19 in San Juan County has dropped to fewer than 8 cases. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) classifies the level of community transmission in San Juan County, Colorado as Low. The best protection against COVID-19 is to continue to apply community mitigation strategies to reduce exposure.
These strategies include vaccination, wearing a face covering, physical distancing, holding social gatherings and conducting business outdoors instead of indoors, maximizing indoor ventilation, symptom screening, and hand hygiene.
Safe and highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 are now widely available in San Juan County for those 12 years of age and older. SJCPH urges eligible unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible and urges partially vaccinated people to complete their vaccination series to maximize their level of protection.
For the purposes of this advisory, “Public Indoor Space” means any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed, or operated to which individuals have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, and that is accessible to the public, serves as a place of employment, or is an entity providing services. Public Indoor Space does not mean a person’s residence, including a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility
- What is COVID-19?
Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper respiratory symptoms, like a runny nose, cough, and sore throat. Coronaviruses can affect many different species of animals, including camels and bats. Rarely, these viruses can evolve and infect humans and then spread between humans. Novel indicates that this is a type of virus that had not been previously seen. In December 2019, cases of a respiratory virus started appearing and sickening humans in one region of China. The virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated to COVID-19.
- If You're Sick:
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 seek medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify dispatch if you suspect you have COVID-19. If possible, put on face mask before medical help arrives.
- Testing and Vaccine Information:
COVID-19 vaccinations and testing are available 10am - 12pm, Monday thru Friday, by appointment only through the San Juan County Public Health Department
Please call (970)387-0242 for more details or to schedule and appointment.