Polis drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday eased the state’s coronavirus mask mandate once again, this time to allow people gathering in indoor spaces to ditch their face coverings as long as 80% of those...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nine active outbreaks reported in La Plata County

Nine active COVID-19 outbreaks were listed in La Plata County this week, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Most of the outbreaks are...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 50% of eligible population has received vaccine in Archuleta, La Plata counties

San Juan Basin Public Health has announced multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in La Plata County and Thursday in Archuleta County. The health department has scheduled...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charter school does nasal swabs every day

“Who doesn’t love a nasal swab in the morning?” asked Jen Lokey, Mountain Middle School’s instructional guide, as she greeted sixth graders as they arrived for school Tuesday morning. Strangely...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health announces rapid COVID-19 testing

San Juan Basin Public Health announced the availability of Cue testing, a highly accurate, rapid COVID-19 test now available in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The two counties are among the first...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Durango High School targets teens

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic targeting 16- to 17-year-olds, the youngest age group cleared for inoculations, from 3 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Durango High...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

With vaccinations, a semblance of normalcy returns to La Plata County nursing homes

A semblance of normalcy is returning to La Plata County’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents can join in on bingo, manicures and movies. They can visit with their families....

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees surge of new COVID-19 outbreaks

A rash of COVID-19 outbreaks in La Plata County were reported this week, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Every Wednesday, CDPHE updates its list of outbreaks...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trials postponed in La Plata County as COVID-19 cases rise

Jury trials, which were expected to pick back up in mid-April have again been put on hold as La Plata County sees a rise in COVID-19 cases. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson issued an order...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | 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

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