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Numerous closures have been announced across Southwest Colorado as a result of the spreading coronavirus.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, La Plata County had 29 cases of COVID-19. Colorado was reporting 4,173 cases with 22,071 people tested, and 111 deaths.
Here are the closures and cancellations:
DurangoSan Juan Basin Public Health lobby closed to the public. Services by appointment only. Some services available online or via phone. Durango Transit will limit each bus and trolley to a maximum of 10 passengers to limit exposure between passengers and transit operators. People are asked to limit rides to only essential trips, such as medical needs, groceries, or work. Anyone exhibiting illness symptoms will not be allowed to ride.The city has placed free parking signs at some meters in the Central Business District and is allowing parking at commercial loading zones for pickup at local restaurants, limited to 10 minutes. The city asks the community to use the free parking spaces on the honor system, and only for this intended purpose.Durango School District, closed through April 30.Durango Community Recreation Center, closed until further notice.Durango Public Library, closed until further notice.Durango/La Plata Senior Center is closed until further notice.Durango Gymnastics, closed until further notice.Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has suspended daily train runs to Cascade Canon through May 1 or until further notice.Manna soup kitchen has closed its kitchen until further notice. Sack lunches and hot to-go meals will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. at the back entrance of the kitchen. Wednesday dinners are canceled.City Hall, 949 East Second Ave., closed to public access.Carnegie Building, 1188 East Second Ave., closed to public access.Transit Center lobby, 250 W. Eight St., closed to public access.Police department lobby, 990 East Second Ave., closed to public access. (People requesting services will be screened through dispatch. Phone numbers are posted on the door.)City Operations Service Center, closed to public access.Recycle Center, 710 Tech Center Drive, drop off is closed to the public. The glass drop-off is open to the public.College Mesa Water Treatment Plant, restricted public access, no tours or other elective access will be provided.Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility, restricted public access, no tours or other elective access will be provided.Utility bill payments will be accepted by phone at (844) 329-9562 or online DurangoGov.org/PaymentsRiver City Hall, 1235 Camino del Rio, closed to the public.Chapman Hill, closed to public access.Moore Parks Shop at Greenmount Cemetery, closed to public access.Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area, closed to public access.All city of Durango recreation programs canceled through May 10.Greenmount Cemetery, city parks and trails will operate as normal.Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal facilities are open.La Plata Electric Association main lobbies in Durango and Pagosa Springs are closed. Drive-thru options are available and customers can call 247-5786 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.LPEA has suspended in-home energy audits.LPEA meeting facilities are closed to all public events. Existing events will be canceled or postponed.LPEA board of director meetings, beginning with the March 25 meeting, will be held remotely via video conference. The public will be able to participate virtually, and meetings will be recorded for later viewing. Access details will be made available at: https://lpea.coop/board-directors-meeting-agendasLPEA is considering postponing its annual meeting, currently scheduled for May 16 at Pagosa Springs High School.LPEA has canceled staff members’ non-essential travel and is conducting meetings virtually.La Plata Electric Association, Inc.Durango meeting cancellationsThese public meetings and events are canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date:4/6: Strategy and Long-Term Finance Advisory Board meeting at 4 p.m.4/6: Infrastructure Advisory Board at 4 p.m.4/8: Design Review Board meeting at 4 p.m. 4/8: Board of Ethics meeting at 3 p.m.4/15: LUDC Board of Adjustments meeting at 4 p.m.4/21: Durango Local Licensing Authority at 2 p.m.4/23: Camino Crossing Study Public meeting.4/30: Safe Routes to School Walk and Roll-a-thon at Park ElementaryDurango virtual meetingsThese meetings will be hosted virtually and specific details will be available on the City website at DurangoGov.org/meetings:4/7: Regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.4/8: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at 5 p.m.4/13: Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board at 6 p.m.4/15: Multimodal Advisory Board at 4 p.m.4/16: Airport Commission meeting at 3 p.m.4/21: Regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.4/22: Community Relations Commission meeting at 4 p.m. 4/22: Historic Preservation Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.4/27: Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m.4/28: Creative Economy Commission meeting at 8:30 a.m.4/30: Multiples Public Meeting, at 5:30 p.m.5/4: Infrastructure Advisory Board at 4:30 p.m.5/4: Strategy and Long-Term Finance Advisory Board at 4:30 p.m.La Plata CountyAll public meetings will now be accessible through an online meeting platform.County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave., will close to public access without an appointment.The Assessor, Clerk & Recorder and Treasurer Building, 679 Turner Ave., will close to public access without an appointment. The 24-hour drop box will still be available and residents are urged to call or use online services.The Durango-La Plata County Senior Center is closed to public access. Transportation and home chore services are canceled. Home-delivered meals to seniors will continue.The La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave., is open with limited public access.The Sheriff’s Office, 742 Turner Drive, is closed to the public without an appointment.The Fairgrounds Office is closed to public access, and all scheduled events have been canceled until further notice.The Human Services Department, 10 Burnett Court, will be closed to public access except by appointment.The GIS Department, Road & Bridge Department and Public Works is closed to public access without an appointment.The County Attorney’s Office is available by phone at 382-8600.Ignacio, Southern Ute ReservationIgnacio School District, closed through April 30.Ignacio Community Library, closed indefinitely.Ignacio Town Hall, closed to the public.Southern Ute Indian TribeSky Ute Casino, closed indefinitely.Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy, closed indefinitely.Southern Ute Museum, closed indefinitely.SunUte Community Center, closed indefinitely.After school tutoring program, canceled indefinitely.Code Club education program, canceled indefinitely.Adult education Excel classes, canceled indefinitely.Ute Language Education program, canceled indefinitely.Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council, canceled indefinitely.After school meetings, canceled indefinitely.BayfieldBayfield Town Hall, closed to the public.Bayfield Marshal’s Office, closed to the public.Bayfield School District, closed through April 30.Bayfield Senior Center, closed until further notice.San Juan County, N.M.San Juan College – courses moved online through the end of the semester; college, including Health and Human Performance Center gym, closed until April 30. Graduation ceremonies postponed until further notice.Limited essential services. County offices closed to the public. County offices and essential services available by phone or online at www.sjcounty.net, including the Adult Detention Center, Alternative Sentencing, Assessor’s Office, Central Purchasing, Clerk’s Office, Community Development, County Executive Office, Finance, Housing, Human Resources, Parks and Facilities, Public Works, Treasurer and Sheriff’s Office — for all services except sex offender registration. All New Mexico schools, instruction moved to learn-at-home model through the end of the school year.
Farmington Community Works Department services by appointment only.
Riverview Golf Course, Pro Shop and Rio Vista Grill closed until further notice. Juvenile Services will only allow one visitor per detainee on regular visitation days. McGee Park is closed to events.Farmington Electric Utility System Annex Customer Service Center, 850 Municipal Drive, and customer service lobby and drive-through, 101 N. Browning Pkwy., closed until further notice. Farmington Public Library, closed indefinitely.Farmington Museum, closed indefinitely.Farmington Regional Animal Shelter closed to the public — adoptions, fostering, finding lost pets, spay and neutering program and dog walking will continue on a limited basis or by appointment only. Museum of Navajo Art & Culture, closed indefinitely.Riverside Nature Center, closed indefinitely.E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center, closed indefinitely.Farmington Aquatic Center, closed indefinitely.Farmington Recreation Center, closed indefinitely.Sycamore Park Community Center, closed indefinitely.Lions Pool, closed indefinitely.Farmington Indian Center, closed indefinitely.Aztec Boys and Girls Club, closed indefinitely.Bloomfield Aquatic Center, closed indefinitely.Bloomfield Gymnasium, closed indefinitely.Bloomfield Fitness Center, closed indefinitely.Bonnie Dallas Senior Center – facility and regular programming closed; Meals on Wheels to continue; community meals to now be served as to-go in a drive-thru process.Four Corners Climate Change Conference, hosted by San Juan Citizens Alliance and scheduled for March 27, is canceled.Other cancellations and closures:All Durango Devo events canceled through May 10.All Durango Trails 2000 trail building events, parties and other social events are postponed.All Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds closed effective until further notice.Senior Outdoors! activities canceled until further notice. Purgatory Resort closed through April 6.Wolf Creek Ski Area closed through April 6.Powerhouse Science Center closed until further notice.The Women’s Resource Center is closed until further notice.SWCD office temporarily closed.Durango Daybreak Rotary canceled until further notice.Rotary Club of Durango meetings canceled until further notice.All Department of Motor Vehicle and Department of Regulatory Agencies will be closed through April 18.Durango Church of Christ classes and worship services have been discontinued through April 11.Colorado Legal Services is closed to walk-ins, but services remain available by calling the intake line and leaving a voice message at 247-0266 or applying online at www.coloradolegalservices.org.Heart Safe La Plata community CPR and basic first aid classes canceled in April.SunRay Park and Casino closed until further notice, live music events in April canceled. “Cocktails with the Conductor” event postponed to June 7.4/3: SWCD Annual Water Seminar postponed. 4/3: Under the Cherry Blossoms gala at 6 p.m. has been postponed. 4/3: Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Parish Lenten fish fries at 5 p.m. canceled. 4/4: AAUW Book and Author Luncheon at Fort Lewis College canceled.4/4: Durango High Noon Rotary’s Casino Night postponed until May 30. 4/7: QPR Training postponed.4/9-10: QMAP Training postponed.5/7: Nursing Education and Celebration event postponed.Herald Staff