Archuleta County

COVID-19 cases are on the decline in Colorado in recent weeks. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Brian Devine, deputy incident commander for COVID-19 at San Juan Basin Public Health about the importance of keeping up safety precautions for the New Year's holiday and the coming weeks. 

  

  

 

La Plata County has seen over 200 positive COVID-19 cases in the last 5 days. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about this increase and how to help slow the spread of the virus.


COVID-19 cases are increasing across the states of Colorado and New Mexico. KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about this increase and recent outbreaks in La Plata County. 

 

San Juan Basin Public Health Department is reporting the first outbreak of COVID-19 in Archuleta County. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:

 


La Plata and Archuleta Counties are moving into Stage One status of the Safer-at-Home dial established by the State of Colorado. KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon of San Juan Basin Public Health about that distinction and how it affects these counties:


San Juan Basin Public Health

Colorado has released a new Safer At Home Dashboard Dial for counties to assess how to reopen. KSUT's Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about these metrics and how it applies to Southwest Colorado.

San Juan Basin Public Health Update, July 7, 2020

Jul 7, 2020
courtesy San Juan Basin Public Health

As positive COVID-19 cases continue to grow in La Plata and Archuleta Counties, KSUT’s Sarah Flower gets an update from Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health.


San Juan Basin Public Health Update, June 29, 2020

Jun 29, 2020

With July Fourth coming up on Saturday, KSUT reporter Sarah Flower speaks to San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon about the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases, and how to celebrate the holiday safely.


San Juan Basin Public Health Update, June 22, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

San Juan Basin Public Health is reporting recent cases of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 at local testing sites who are not residents of Archuleta or La Plata counties, and are not counted in the agency’s case counts.

KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with Executive Director Liane Jollon about how those cases are being reported, the work that public health agencies do for contact tracing, and ongoing prevention efforts.


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COVID-19 is having a big impact on local businesses. Some struggle, others thrive. And employees are caught in the middle. The long-term effect on the area's economy is still unknown.

KSUT's Mark Duggan checked in with two area business boosters to get a report on the state of the Four Corners economy:

 


Under Colorado Governor Jared Polis, restaurants across the state are able to open today, but in La Plata County, they need to self certify before they can do so. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:

With a new face covering mandate and local protests, KSUT reporter Sarah Flower checks in with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon for their weekly update. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this story will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 26 at 2:30 PM, but you can listen here:


May 18, 2020: KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Department for their weekly update. Today, they talk in depth about Colorado’s COVID-19 death count, including the one reported death to date, in La Plata County.


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Pagosa Town Council unanimously approved a variance request from local businesses to open their doors before the state of Colorado’s suggested date of May 25, 2020. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports. 

La Plata County recorded its first fatality due to COVID-19 this weekend. KSUT’s Sarah Flower checks in with Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Department, Liane Jollon on this topic and others making news this week:

 


May 4th Update From San Juan Basin Public Health

May 4, 2020

As La Plata County enters its first full week of the Safer La Plata order, KSUT’s Sarah Flower has the weekly update from Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Department. 


La Plata County is now joining several other counties across Colorado in delaying the opening of some businesses until May 8, due to COVID-19.  San Juan Basin Health has issued a public health order to control the spread of the virus with a phased approach to reopening.  KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:


courtesy San Juan Basin Public Health

Today marks the beginning of Colorado's Safer at home order. KSUT's Sarah Flower is joined by Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health Department, for our weekly update. 


April 20, 2020: KSUT's Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health for a weekly update on COVID-19 in La Plata and Archuleta Counties. 

Weekly update from San Juan Basin Public Health

Apr 12, 2020
San Juan Basin Public Health

April 13, 2020: KSUT's Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health for a weekly update on COVID-19.


It's been a week since KSUT's Sarah Flower first spoke with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about COVID-19 testing in La Plata and Archuleta Counties. A lot has happened since then. The two caught up on Sunday, April 5th with this update. Sarah Flower reports: 


As positive test results for COVID-19 are flaring up in almost every region of the Four Corners, so is community concern for accessibility to testing.

KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon: