La Plata County has seven active COVID-19 outbreaks at workplaces, restaurants

Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases, La Plata County is now reporting a total of seven active outbreaks throughout workplaces, restaurants, bars and schools. The Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department reports first COVID-related death since July

La Plata County has reported its third death among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Since May, Colorado has provided two death statistics...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango testing site slammed as COVID-19 cases spike

A long line of cars, 70 vehicles deep at one point, snaked through a Durango neighborhood this week as dozens of residents sought free COVID-19 testing amid a surge in cases. Durango’s only free...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As COVID-19 cases surge, La Plata County will move to ‘Level Orange’

With COVID-19 on the verge of spiraling out of control in La Plata County, it’s up to the community to put the pandemic in check by following new, stricter public health regulations set to take...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango restaurants temporarily close after positive COVID-19 cases

Three Durango restaurants have temporarily closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19. In recent days, the Diamond Belle Saloon and Mahogany Grille, as well as 11th Street Station,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health officials: Southwest Colorado at critical juncture for containing COVID-19

San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon appeared before Durango City Council on Monday to ask the community, for the second time in less than a week, to do a better job of...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases trend upward

San Juan Basin Public Health and other local authorities urged community members to take precautions Friday as coronavirus cases rise across Colorado and the nation. Colorado counties, including La...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School cohort quarantines after COVID-19 positive

A student at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the district confirmed Tuesday night, and one cohort of 15 students at the school began a 14-day quarantine Wednesday. The district...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID cases, quarantines cause staffing issues for Durango Fire Protection District

The Durango Fire Protection District is experiencing serious staffing issues after a handful of crew members recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Chief Hal Doughty. Two crew members who...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts stricter regulations to reduce COVID-19 spread

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in La Plata County, tighter restrictions will be re-enacted Monday, including earlier last-call times and a lower limit to the number of people at personal...

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

Who enforces health orders? Agencies point fingers in La Plata County

Two businesses in La Plata County are accused of breaking a state order that requires people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but local and state agencies are pointing...

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

Halloween will look different this year, but here’s how to celebrate safely

Like most everything this year, Halloween is going to look a little different than normal. As expected, COVID-19 safety protocols in place that encourage social distancing, limited group size and...

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

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