Archuleta County Public Health Department (ACPHD) responds to infectious disease cases and outbreaks that pose a threat to the health and safety of Archuleta County Residents. Communicable disease prevention, investigation and control is a core public health service in Colorado. The majority of infectious diseases require some type of public health investigation in order to control the further spread of disease. If you have any questions about communicable diseases please contact us.
Reporting by labs (diagnostic results and those highly correlated with disease) and providers (including suspected conditions) is required in accordance with Regulation 6 CCR 1009-1. In addition to reporting positive laboratory results to public health, clinical laboratories are required to submit isolates and/or clinical material to the CDPHE laboratory for select pathogens. For all other pathogens, isolate/clinical material submission may be requested.