Forest Opens, but Fires Expected to Continue

6/21/2018
NEWS BRIEFS
Four Corners Health Care Center testing staff and residents for COVID-19
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
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
Mesa Verde National Park will begin a phased re-opening on Sunday, May 24
Colorado released draft guidelines for restaurants that want to reopen to in-person dining. Share feedback colorado.gov/CovidConcerns
Streamlined Free Covid-19 testing at Horse Gulch offers onsite screening of symptomatic individuals, sjbpublichealth.org
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

Expect to see smoke again for the 416 Fire as its gets hotter, drier and windier in the days ahead. The good news? Evacuees are home, and public lands are opening back up.

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