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as of 5 pm, May 21----- Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: La Plata (70), Archuleta (8), Montezuma (34), 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: 22,202 cases, 1,224 deaths among cases, 921 deaths due to COVID-19, 3,899 hospitalized, 129,159 tested, 228 outbreaks, colorado.gov
Streamlined Free Covid-19 testing at Horse Gulch offers onsite screening of symptomatic individuals, sjbpublichealth.org
Colorado released draft guidelines for restaurants that want to reopen to in-person dining. Share feedback colorado.gov/CovidConcerns
Mesa Verde National Park will begin a phased re-opening on Sunday, May 24
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
Durango Transit routes will not operate on Memorial Day, May 25th. The Transit Center will be closed. Parking meters are FREE downtown May 23rd through May 25th, durangogov.org
Four Corners Health Care Center testing staff and residents for COVID-19

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.

Farm Coop Switches to Online Sales

Farmers pooled resources to build an online e-commerce site to sell their produce this year, and it’s turned out to be a boon during the pandemic. Just order what you want, and pick it up on Thursdays.

Doing Your Part DGO: Dave Woodruff

Dave Woodruff, manager of El Moro Restaurant and president of the Durango Restaurant Association, talks about the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry and how you can help restaurants stay in business.

Meet Dgo Police Officer Forrest Kinney

Durango Police Officer Forrest Kinney enjoys weight-lifting, rafting, traveling and the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. But he became a police officer because he likes helping people.

Community Update 5-21-20

Local leaders provide an update of the past week's developments concerning the pandemic's impact on the community.

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