Communicable Disease

Chaffee County Public Health responds to infectious disease cases and outbreaks that pose a threat to the health and safety of Chaffee 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. Check out the Communicable Disease Manual or Diseases A-Z for a complete list of diseases investigated by CCPH and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  If you have any questions about communicable diseases in Chaffee County, contact Sandra Morgan at

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. Click HERE for a list of reportable diseases.  To report a disease directly to CCPH, please contact Sandra Morgan at


CCPH works with individuals, providers, veterinarians, law enforcement and anyone else regularly in contact with animals in the event of an animal bite.  For more information on rabies in Colorado visit the CDPHE Rabies Website.


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