San Juan Basin Public Health emphasizes limited availability of COVID-19 vaccine

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited, with the state of Colorado receiving about 70,000 doses of vaccine each week for a population of 5.8 million residents. Distribution issues...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police dismayed after protesters show up at health director’s home

A line has been crossed, local law enforcement says, after nearly 20 people gathered outside the private home of San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon to protest public...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School shifts into remote learning because of COVID-19 cases

Ignacio High School shifted into remote learning Wednesday after learning of multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff members and students. Rocco Fuschetto, Ignacio School District...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at La Plata County nursing home

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at a nursing home in La Plata County. San Juan Basin Public Health said one employee and two residents at Sunshine Gardens Country Home, east of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire in Bayfield plans to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, which covers 265 square miles of eastern La Plata County, plans to open a public vaccination center in the next two weeks. The fire district has been...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski resorts navigate tricky world of COVID-19 protocols

Skiers are hitting the slopes in Southwest Colorado, looking for some exercise and a short escape from the whirlwind of the COVID-19 pandemic and polarized politics, but even so, a sense of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Centura Health missed reporting 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations dating back to April

Centura Health failed to report nearly 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations dating back to April across the state, most of which happened this fall as cases spiked in Colorado, and hospital staff...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will La Plata County start tracking COVID-19 in human waste?

What if La Plata County communities could detect the prevalence of COVID-19 in neighborhoods or communitywide before it shows up in test results? Colorado entities are testing a tool to do just...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 restrictions ease in La Plata County

Restaurants’ dining rooms, spas, gyms, outdoor guided services and offices in La Plata County are free to open up to 25% of capacity, as La Plata County moved to Level Orange, the “high risk”...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will the general public have access to COVID-19 vaccine?

Gov. Jared Polis expanded the criteria for people who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccination, but it may be some time before people actually receive it. “We haven’t received it yet,” Liane Jollon,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to move into Level Orange

La Plata County will move into the less restrictive Level Orange public health restrictions Monday after Gov. Jared Polis made an unexpected announcement Wednesday night on social media that he is...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outbreak of COVID-19 cases reported at Durango’s Walmart

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at Durango’s Walmart, one of several businesses reporting new outbreaks as part of the state’s weekly update. Every Wednesday, the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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