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as of 10 am, May 29 -Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: La Plata (80), Archuleta (8), Montezuma (39), Dolores (0), San Juan (1). Deaths due to Covid: Montezuma (2), Deaths among cases: LaPlata (1), Montezuma (1), sjbpublichealth.org, montezumacounty.org
Colorado COVID-19 totals: 25,121 cases, 1,421 deaths among cases, 1,168 deaths due to COVID-19, 4,254 hospitalized, 166,596 tested, 272 outbreaks, colorado.gov
Durango requires face covering in public spaces (businesses, public transit, and indoor and outdoor public places where people can not maintain 6 feet of social distancing), durangogov.org
Colorado statewide guide to restaurant reopening available at https://covid19.colorado.gov/
SJBPH is offering prioritized COVID-19 worksite testing, contact Tracie Holcomb at tholcomb@sjbpublichealth.org for more
SJBPH and La Plata County Sheriff’s Office are implemented facility-wide COVID-19 testing of staff at the county jail,sjbpublichealth.org
SJBPH requires restaurants and camps to complete an infection prevention checklist and self-certify, sjbpublichealth.org
LPC Humane Society Thrift Store open, lpchumanesociety.org

Durango Adopts New Development Tool

Durango approved an urban renewal authority that will allow it to provide financial support to developers to build affordable housing, infrastructure, or other economically beneficial projects.

Local Emergency Loan Sparks Bike Boom

Ski Barn owner Bill Brown found himself thousands of dollars in deposits to return when Gov. Polis closed all the ski areas in the state. But an emergency loan helped him emerge into a biking boom.

Ask Dr. Doug: Don’t Be Too Quick to Help

If you want to build resiliency in your kids, don’t be too quick to rescue them. Let them struggle or try to solve problems on their own before you rush in and try to solve their problems for them.

Doing Your Part: Cream Bean Berry

Cream Bean Berry owner Katie Burford talks about her new ice cream outlet parked at Birds Restaurant on North Main Avenue, and how she hasn’t had to modify her business that drastically for social-distancing.

City Issues Mask Mandate thru June 19

Citing safety and the support from local businesses, the Durango City Council agreed to issue an emergency order that requires anyone entering a business or public building in town to wear a mask.

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