News Article

End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration

On May 11, 2023, the public health emergency (PHE) declaration ended. Among other policy implications, the end of the PHE will impact health policy measures associated with access to COVID-19 testing and treatment. The following is a breakdown of key policy changes related to vaccines, testing, and treatment, along with key information on what will remain the same when the public health emergency ends. This is not an exhaustive list of all policy changes.

Does the end of the public health emergency mean COVID-19 is over?

Join the Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department in celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 3-9, 2023

This year's theme is “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health."

Feeling like we belong, being a part of our communities, and fostering cultural connections supports our health and the quality of our lives. As we celebrate NPHW, we want everyone to know they can make their communities healthier, safer, and stronger when we support and stay engaged with one another. As we adjust and adapt to new social norms, we’re focusing not just on what we can do as individuals, but what we can do as communities to protect, prioritize and influence the future of public health.

Drinking Water Warning

Public Service Announcement
CONTACT: Kimberly Gonzales, Executive Director
MEDIA LINE: 719- 846-2213

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Walsenburg –
5th Street and Areas North of 5th Street

If you are in need of water, please contact Huerfano County Dispatch at (719) 738-1044.

Colorado Residents Urged to Test Homes for Cancer-Causing Radon

CDPHE offers low-cost test kits to protect families (including pets!)

DENVER, January 5, 2023 — Gov. Jared Polis has proclaimed January 2023, National Radon Action Month, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment urges Colorado residents to test their homes for radon using a low-cost radon test kit.

A Letter To Our Community

Dear Community Members,

As we embarked on 2023, we look back on the last two years and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected our citizens and the communities we serve.

The pandemic has been challenging for everyone. The Las Animas- Huerfano Counties District Health Department (LAHCDHD) would like to acknowledge and thank all of you for your support and for continuing to work alongside our department as we navigate a world with COVID.

Our Locations


412 Benedicta Avenue
Trinidad, CO 81082

Phone: 719-846-2213
Fax: 719-846-4472


119 E 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Phone: 719-738-2650
Fax: 719-738-2653

Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department

Hours of Service

*All hours are Monday - Friday only and apply to both counties.

Public Health: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Environmental Health: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vital Statistics: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Women Infants & Children (WIC): 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Administration*: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Diabetic Education: Contact MSRH


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