Effective April 12, 2021 County Facilities will reopen to the public. Please avoid entering facilities if you have a cough or fever. Non-medical face coverings worn over the nose and mouth are required in all County facilities. Patrons to all County facilities may be limited in number for the purpose of conducting County or Court business based on the business purpose and facility size. You may be asked to wait outside. County Staff appreciates the public's patience and understanding as they work through these new procedures. These times are undoubtedly challenging, but staff is excited to once again be able to see the public and serve our community members in person. Click here for more information regarding facility specific guidance and more information.
The Ouray County Public Health Agency's mission is to promote and protect the health and environment of Ouray County residents.
The Public Health Agency administers programs that affect the county as a whole. We work to communicate, educate, and offer services that will provide a healthy, safe environment in which to live and work.
Ouray County Public Health Agency is supported by residential taxes, as well as state and federal funding through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. We also have programs that are grant funded. There are also several small private sector donations provided services for our clients in our County.
"What is Public Health?"
We provide collaborative services with our surrounding counties where it best serves our populations, such as restaurants inspection and water quality evaluation. Programs that are made available to our residents are:
- Communicable Disease Control
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
- Immunization Program
- Retail Food Inspection Program
- Tobacco Prevention Education Program
- Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Services