Friday, April 9, 2021 San Juan Regional Medical Center Urges Community to Work Together to Get Back to Turquoise

As COVID-19 cases once again increase in San Juan County, San Juan Regional Medical Center urges our community to work together to increase our vigilance and help us get back to turquoise. 

Each of us has a choice when it comes to where we want to end up. By choosing to make the choice to adhere to COVID-safe practices, we can once again move forward from yellow to turquoise and see more of our community open up. We can and we will get there together.  

As individuals, each of us has the power to make a difference. Do not let your guard down. One of the most important things we can do is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is now available for anyone age 16 and up in New Mexico. San Juan Regional Medical Center encourages all New Mexicans to register for the vaccine at In fact, registrants who are 60 and older can now schedule their own appointment without an event code by logging into their profile.   

“We encourage ALL eligible persons to seek out ANY approved vaccine as soon as possible. To sustain positive momentum, we need to get as many people vaccinated as possible — as soon as possible,” said Dr. Brad Greenberg, Emergency Physician and Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness for San Juan Regional Medical Center.   

In addition to getting vaccinated, continue following those tried and true COVID-safe practices that have proven effective. Wear a mask, continue social distancing, practice proper hand hygeine and avoid large gatherings. If you’re sick, stay home. Get tested if you have concerns that you may have been exposed. 

“We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible. We want to visit our friends and family, attend concerts and sporting events. But it’s going to take all of us doing our part to make that happen,” said Jeff Bourgeois, President and CEO of San Juan Regional Medical Center.  “We’ve done it before and we can do it again. Stay the course, follow the precautions and together we will get back to turquoise.”  

For more information on what you as an individual can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit

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