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- October 20 - San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has reported a significant rise in COVID-19 cases for both Archuleta and La Plata counties over the past three weeks. Since the start of October, SJBPH has reported an increase of over 72 cases in residents from both counties, with 63 of these cases from La Plata County, and 9 of these from Archuleta County.
The recent rise in local COVID-19 cases can be attributed to workplace outbreaks, social gatherings, and household transmissions. In its commitment to transparency, SJBPH believes in sharing important information and data regarding COVID-19 cases with all community members in order to bring about appropriate action to control the spread of the virus.
Local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have done difficult, important work to control the spread of the virus by following good public health precautions. SJBPH appreciates these efforts and believes that they are responsible for our lower case counts in both counties, compared to other communities statewide and nationally.
Given the recent rise in cases due in part to social gatherings, SJBPH is urging all community members to continue to practice the following important public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 especially as we head into the Halloween and holiday seasons:
- staying at home as much as possible,
- practicing physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from another person),
- wearing face coverings when in public, (mask order still in effect in indoor public spaces)
- practicing good hygiene (washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, etc.),
- and getting tested if you have symptoms or believe you’ve been exposed through a known contact or community interaction.
As social events move indoors this fall and winter, good social habits will be critical to containing spread. We thank all community members for continuing to do their part to protect themselves and others during this pandemic.
- October 11 - The Governor amended and extended an Executive Order requiring mask-wearing indoors to help stop the spread of the virus.
- October 1 - The Durango Public Library building will open with limited hours beginning October 13. The building will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Curbside Pick-Up will continue with new hours, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Facilities staff will thoroughly clean and disinfect the building and equipment per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after closing to prepare for the following day. More details at DurangoGov.org/Library
- September 20 - Governor Polis amended and extended the Safer at Home Executive Order, which includes the last call order. The last call order will now take effect, based on what level a county is in according to the COVID-19 dial. Last call is 12 a.m. in Level 1, 11 p.m. in Level 2, and 10 p.m. in Level 3. Counties in Protect Our Neighbors may opt out and establish a local last call time, so long as it does not exceed 2 a.m. The Governor also extended an Executive Order allowing voluntary or elective surgeries and procedures to proceed under certain conditions.
- September 15 -The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a dial to help local governments and Coloradans navigate and apply safety guidance throughout the pandemic. The dial is based on stakeholder feedback and goes into effect Tuesday, September 15.
- September 12 - Governor Jared Polis extended an Executive Order ordering individuals in Colorado to wear a face covering due to the presence of COVID-19.
- August 19 - Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order ordering temporary fire restrictions across the State to reduce the risk of new fires and protect health and safety. Restrictions include certain outdoor fires, fireworks, and explosives. The Governor also extended an Executive Order authorizing the executive directors of certain State agencies to promulgate and issue emergency rules extending the expiration date of licenses and other documents.
- July 21 - The State is suspending all alcohol sales after 10:00 p.m. each day. This will apply to all entities that are licensed to sell liquor. “All licensees contained in Articles 3, 4, and 5 of Title 44 of the Colorado Revised Statutes must cease alcohol beverage sales to end consumers at 10:00 P.M. each day,” the Executive Order reads. The Order takes effect at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
- July 16 - Governor Polis has issued a statewide mask order.
- July 15 - Community Update #13 has been posted.
- July 14 - During the July 14 study session, City Council decided to continue the virtual meeting setup until further notice.
- June 9 - Main Avenue to be Reconfigured for Safety and Expanded Outdoor Commerce. More details and permit applications can be found at DurangoGov.org/BumpOuts - View signed Order #2020-09 (PDF)
- May 21 - City of Durango Issues Face Covering Order
- March 16- Emergency Declaration was issued by the Interim City Manager.
- Find more information about City of Durango service adjustments.