Archuleta, La Plata counties enter Level Blue public health order

Archuleta and La Plata counties have moved into the less restrictive Level Blue public health order, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH Executive Director Liane Jollon said...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Will La Plata, Archuleta counties see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado health officials say the state is in its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, and La Plata and Archuleta counties could follow the same trajectory. Statewide, coronavirus cases and...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department extends mask ordinance

San Juan Basin Public Health extended its mask ordinance Friday to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rather than an order issued...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccines distribution expands Friday in Southwest Colorado

Colorado residents ages 16 and older will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines starting Friday, but San Juan Basin Public Health says everything still depends on a limited vaccine supply. With...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘remarkable’ flu season: It nearly disappeared

To the relief of medical and public health professionals, there has been a key absence in the health scene this winter: the seasonal flu. Heading into Colorado’s 2020-21 flu season, health...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Chapman Hill Ski Area’s season ends with record attendance

Snow sports enthusiasts took to Chapman Hill Ski Area for the last day Sunday after a season of record attendance. Like ski slopes around the state, the city of Durango ski area off Florida Road...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two COVID-19 variants found on Southern Ute reservation

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has found two variant strains of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 within its reservation boundaries. Viruses constantly change through mutation, and different variants...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

15 students, 2 instructors test positive for COVID-19 at Durango Gymnastics building

A total of 15 gymnasts and two instructors across six classes at the Durango Gymnastics building have tested positive for COVID-19, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. “I’m disappointed to...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County receives more than $3 million in COVID-19 reimbursements

La Plata County was reimbursed about $3.4 million for costs and expenses incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic, said county spokeswoman Megan Graham. “The county is super pleased to receive such a...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health director receives award from American Medical Association

San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon was awarded the American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, considered one of the most...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado receives, delivers nearly 4,000 vaccines over the weekend

A large-scale COVID-19 vaccination effort sought to vaccinate 4,000 people in Southwest Colorado over the weekend. Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, said the state...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variants reported in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Variant strains of the coronavirus have arrived in Archuleta and La Plata counties, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The health department confirmed two cases of the variant first...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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