San Juan Basin Health Department

Counties to discuss future of San Juan Basin Public Health

A joint meeting to discuss the future of San Juan Basin Public Health has been scheduled for Tuesday, at which time two county governments – Archuleta and La Plata – will meet with the health...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department director drops out of consideration for Oregon job

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, has dropped out of consideration for a job in Oregon and will stay in her role as leader of the health department for Archuleta and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health at risk of disbanding; director eyes job in Oregon

Archuleta County is looking to pull out of San Juan Basin Public Health, putting the region’s top health department at risk of disbanding and its executive director searching for a new job in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New COVID-19 testing site pops up near Durango Public Library

A new and free COVID-19 testing site has been set up near Durango Public Library for three days a week. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the drive-thru and walk-up testing site will be...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy limits COVID testing; other centers prioritize who gets them

Mercy Regional Medical Center will decrease its daily COVID-19 testing starting Monday, which prompted other testing centers in La Plata and Archuleta counties to prioritize who gets tested first....

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man’s family: Death made COVID-19 real

As Roland Woody entered his fourth week at Mercy Regional Medical Center battling complications with COVID-19, his family gathered around a video chat to say their final goodbyes. “We told him we...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at La Plata County oil and gas company

La Plata County has its third reported outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a workplace, this time at a prominent oil and gas company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died this week may be La Plata County’s first COVID-19 death

It appears La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19 death. San Juan Basin Public Health on Friday reported a patient in his 60s who died this week tested positive for the virus at the time...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County resident tests positive for septicemic plague

A La Plata County resident has tested positive for septicemic plague, which health officials believe was transmitted by fleas from a ground squirrel. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why does Durango Public Library remain closed to in-person visits?

The days when patrons will once again be able to browse the bookshelves at Durango Public Library remain a distant prospect: The library has no reopening date scheduled after months of...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contact tracing sheds light on local COVID cases

La Plata County reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 and Archuleta County reported five new cases during a two-week period, the largest growth in cases in 10 weeks for both counties. San Juan Basin...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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